If you ever look into the literature on happiness and well-being you can’t escape the evidence that comes up over and over again that the quickest way to feel well, to feel good, to feel happy is to invest in relationships; to be generous with others. So given the fact that we tend to be healthier and happier when we’re generous, the question is why are we not more generous more of the time?
Mindfulness practice is more than just a technique for bringing a wandering or inattentive mind back to the present. Practicing mindfulness is an art; it involves cultivating certain ways of being, or attitudes, that offer different ways of returning to the present moment. One of these attitudes is patience.
Lovingkindness is a Buddhist practice that involves wishing well to our selves and to others. It encompasses generosity, good will, friendliness, compassion, and benevolence, and […]
Jill Graham, MindSpace’s marketing manager, sat down with Barbra Gartner to discuss the surprising surge of insights she experienced after she began mindfulness training.
Thinking of bring a little mindfulness into your workplace? We know it’s not always possible to bring in outside help, so here are some tips […]
]Robert Paris has been working as a management consultant for over 15 years with Fortune 500 companies all over the world. More recently, Robert has become president of Myelin Leadership International, whose goal is to grow leaders and businesses through the leveraging of neuroscience principles. I sat down with Robert to discuss how neuroleadership can be leveraged by the practice of mindfulness at work.
The opposite of mindfulness is mindlessness. Whereas mindfulness involves paying purposeful attention and meeting experience with openness and curiosity, mindlessness means functioning on automatic pilot—following routines without paying attention, without appreciating, and without awareness of what’s happening inside and around us.
If we reflect on what it is that all of us essentially want, it can generally be summed up as: wanting to find lasting happiness. The unfortunate reality, however, is that the way we got about finding lasting happiness often doesn’t work. Here are 6 reasons why that is
September marks a period of transition for most of us; we can sense a shift as the days get shorter and summer gradually makes way for the fall season. This time of year involves returning to a more structured routine, getting the kids ready for back-to-school and daily activities. It also usually involves getting busier and feeling more stressed. As our life speeds up, many of us find a renewed interest in making time to resume our mindfulness meditation practice, something that we know is deeply restorative but that somehow has managed to fade with our summer plans.