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 »
Do you have a moral set-point? New research sheds light on why we’re instinctively drawn to both redemption and temptation.Read more »
Much will be written about Steve Jobs — his accomplishments, his courage... He was, indeed, an incredible inspiration. I am saddened by his death. Yet in his shortened life he lived fully, was not afraid to push the boundaries, and seemed to be guided by an inner compass and wisdom. And the world was touched by a single life. His "ripple effect" was powerful.Read more »
Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the development of the fundamental skills required to understand and manage oneself, and one’s relationships. Supported by research and theory in a variety of fields including education, positive and developmental psychology, cognitive behavioral theory, systems theory, and neuroscience, the SEL framework can be viewed as a comprehensive element of school improvement (see CASEL for more information).Read more »