Mindfulness in business: these upcoming conferences demonstrate it's moved from fad to best practice, says James Gimian, Mindful's Publisher.
Mindfulness in business, work, investment, and leadership—what’s up with all that?Read more »
Here at Mindful.org, we're committed to covering, and being a part of, the emerging mindfulness movement. At times we even refer to it as the “mindfulness revolution” (see the recent anthology edited by Barry Boyce with that very name). While that may seem like overreaching, it starts with a simple truth: more and more people are taking what they’ve learned from their longtime commitment to mindfulness, awareness, and compassion practices, and they’re applying it to all aspects of our society, in both profound and ordinary ways. All of this great work is motivated by the aspiration to bring the scientifically proven benefits of these practices to help us with the difficult challenges of our time.Read more »
Barely a week goes by without some new clinical trial showing how programs which teach mindfulness can help people minimize suffering and enhance their well-being. Whether it be through reducing stress, managing illness, boosting the immune system or moving away from addictive habits, science is confirming what meditators have reported for thousands of years—that mindfulness is beneficial in a wide range of ways. At the same time, it's important not to get carried away by all the data, sucked into viewing meditation as a quick-fix solution.Read more »
One of my brothers turned 65 the other day. He didn’t make a whole lot of it. He became eligible for Medicare; a friend bought him a really nice golf club; lots of family and friends called. But it hit me as a milestone. 65 is a special number. Some people still think of it as retirement age, even though most people I know don’t subscribe to the fictive notion of retirement—despite the fact that one’s powers will eventually decline to the point where work will be pointless. 65 is also one year older than 64, of “When I’m 64” fame. It gets you to thinking.Read more »
Ten years ago last March, I decided to seek help for my mind. It was near the beginning of a third (and most crippling) episode of anxiety and depression, and I realized that whatever the outer circumstances behind my despair, resolution had to come from within.
Swamped by distressing thoughts and feelings, I felt there must be a way to manage this inner turmoil. The question was, how? Normally, I would use my mind to solve problems in life—but now my mind was the problem in life. Something different was needed, but I'd no real idea what that something might be.