Tag: mindfulness

Don’t believe everything you read on social media and 7 other tough lessons of the decade

Posted on January 12, 2020

This article highlights many lessons learned over the last decade regarding digital technology -- both positive and negative.  A good review of how fast technology is growing and, with that, our growing dependence on it.  Important points here on -  privacy, our health record, news which can be deceiving and, the importance of getting our heads "out of the clouds" to remember who we are and what WE think. The post ends with a great ...

Allow Yourself to Rest

Posted on December 12, 2017

Particularly as the holidays descend upon us and the seasons change, it is helpful to remind ourselves of the importance of self care.  In our work life, it is challenging to unplug from the “E-Leash” which makes true rest and relaxation harder to attain as the electronic devices can distract us and cause a felt sense of vigilance. This article gives some simple mindful activities to do in order to move you into deeper rest-when ...

A Simple Breathing Meditation

Posted on April 11, 2016

Taking time in the midst of a busy work day to breath deeply has been shown to increase awareness, decrease stress and anxiety as well as enhance work performance.  To learn more read this brief "how to" article complete with a 5 minute breathing meditation instruction.

Mindfulness: Simple Methods to Begin

Posted on January 18, 2016

The current research on leadership describes the importance of Leaders learning mindfulness methods,e.g, deep breathing, visualization, meditation, etc. - basically ways to calm your brain and open up space for thinking.  But how does one begin to do this?  This article reviews some simple ways of learning mindfulness methods to make your brain calmer and happier.  Those you lead will notice the difference...and so will you.

Training Our Brains to Better Manage and Express Emotions and Thinking

Posted on July 28, 2015

Richard Davidson is probably the foremost researcher on the effect of meditation on the brain. He has studied Tibetan monks by using EEG's to watch their brains during meditation. He was invited to study the monks by the Dalai Lama - a spiritual leader most interested in science.  Why meditation for those of us in Business?  We are learning through this research that mindfulness practices help leaders to calm, become better able to respond in stressful ...

Mindfulness practice decreases stress

Posted on February 23, 2015

It can be as easy as doing a 5 minute counting meditation and focusing on your breath. New research from Carnegie Mellon University gives a biological explanation as to how mindfulness activities can decrease stress and increase health.

Take Ten Minutes Out

Posted on July 18, 2014

TAKE TEN MINUTES OUT By Lloyd J. Thomas, Ph.D. Stress plays a major role in our lives. We can become addicted to it. We can become ill with it. Using it, we can achieve more. We can "break down" from it. We can adapt to it. Some of us are so adapted to it, we don't know how to function without it. Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Surgeons General have reported that 85 ...