In my talk at Creating a Mindful Society, I introduced the concept of “the meditation hallway.” You might know what a meditation hall is—but what is a meditation hallway, and why should you have one?Read more »
After participating in the Wisdom 2.0 Youth conference, blogger Gina Biegel reflects on the power of perseverance.Read more »
Two weeks ago, I participated in an inspiring meeting in New York City: Creating a Mindful Society. There was palpable energy and excitement in the air; a packed crowd of people working to make their own personal lives more mindful, but also working to bring a mindful approach to their work and relationships. It was the articulation of a vision of society’s potential given what we know about the power of simply bring heartfelt, non-judgmental, present-moment awareness into what we do in this world. As a representative of the pre-K-12 educational system, I would like to continue this conversation with readers through this blog.Read more »
When did you first start practicing mindfulness and why were you motivated to do so?
I was motivated to start practicing mindfulness when I found myself at a very negative point in my life. I couldn’t seem to find a way out of the situation I was in without taking responsibility for my mind and changing the way I thought about my life and where I had found myself.
At first I tried reading about mindfulness practice as a means of learning, but that left me with a lot of information in my head and no real understanding of how to implement that information into real life practice.Read more »
With stress-related illness draining the coffers at many organisations, and the advantage to companies of attentive, resilient staff, you might think the workplace was fertile ground for mindfulness training. But while there have indeed been some pioneering programs, meditation in most business settings has yet to really take off, especially when compared to a sector like healthcare.Read more »