The Examined Life

Wednesday, September 24 2014

With all good intentions, Ed Halliwell writes, a bit of mindfulness in institutions whose activities and attitudes contribute to the world's pain may not amount to much. But it is a good start—toward a mindful culture. 

Along with last week’s Wisdom 2.0 conference in Dublin came some more c

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Wednesday, September 10 2014

If it takes months of coaxing to help my three-year-old son unhook from the effects of one negative comment, writes Ed Halliwell, is it surprising that we can't change our habitual ways of being hard on ourselves with a bit of positive self-talk?

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Tuesday, August 26 2014

If mindfulness training leads to better focus, performance, and well-being, it comes—ironically—from letting go of the very desires for focus, performance, and well-being that motivates many in their jobs.

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Wednesday, August 13 2014

Does something beneficial have to be delivered perfectly—and to bring about a perfect world—before we will accept it as worthwhile?

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Wednesday, June 18 2014

"If you’re breathing, there’s more right with you than wrong.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn

“My breath is boring—just the same thing over and over again.

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