Elisha Goldstein shares this introduction to his new e-book, Mindfulness Meditations for the Frantic Parent.
When my wife and I first became parents we were on the hunt for great baby books that would help us be as prepared as we needed to be.Read more »
Mindful.org's responds to a post from the Interdependence Project on the subject.
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When did you first start practicing mindfulness and why were you motivated to do so?Read more »
Every now and then, a piece of mindfulness research turns up that I get excited about, not just because it tells us more about the potential benefits of practice, but because I know it’s going to make it easier to explain those benefits to others.
This is usually because a) the study is easy to describe b) it connects with an experience that most of us empathize with and c) it offers a clear picture of how mindfulness helps. I felt one of those waves of excitement (a springy sensation in the solar plexus) when I read Bruce Barrett’s latest study, which looks at whether there’s a relationship between starting a mindfulness practice or exercise regime and the subsequent incidence of respiratory infections. Would taking a mindfulness course or exercise have an effect on how often people caught a cold or the flu, and how sick they felt when they did fall ill?Read more »
A few days ago, I was reading an interview with James Hackett, the CEO of Steelcase. When he was asked about his most memorable leadership lessons, he spoke of the importance of becoming a leader who was not "prepackaged." In the course of his work, he met many CEOs and he noticed that the ones who were truly impactful—truly leaders in every sense of the word—were those who were not "prepackaged." The great leaders were those who exhibited a "sense of peace, this self-awareness that says, ‘I understand who I am.’"Read more »