Author Archives: YogaUnbound

About YogaUnbound

In developing leadership programs for executives, Gail Mann draws upon her 30 years’ experience in corporate marketing, most recently as the Director of Development Communications and Marketing for Partners HealthCare. A graduate of Simmons School of Management, Gail’s dedication to leadership and management was the driving force in her corporate career and has become the core principal of YogaUnbound. Combining leadership and management principles with yoga and meditation techniques, YogaUnbound’s mission brings mindfulness training to leaders and executives for enhanced decision-making, productivity and stress reduction.

Winning and Mindfulness

Winning and Mindfulness (P.S. It’s Thursday morning. The Red Sox have won with great aplomb. They did a fantastic job. So I may need to temper my request to get the team over to the Benson-Henry Institute. From the words … Continue reading

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Can Mindfulness Teach “Grit”

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success  “Character is at least as important as intellect.” A headline from a recent Brain Pickings newsletter (a simply amazing resource for stimulating our minds) caught … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and the “Shoulds”

I met a woman at the dog park the other day and we got to talking about yoga, meditation, “mindfulness” and, really, what brings us peace.  I know, pretty intense for a conversation at the dog park, but that’s the … Continue reading

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Obama, Syria and Mindful Leadership

The constant “tough” talk about not going into Syria and President Obama’s decision to seek  Congressional approval clearly conveys the challenge of becoming a thoughtful, mindful leader. Reading Nicholas Kristoff’s column today in the NYT, I was most disappointed to … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington Assesses the Realities of Workplace Burnout

Once again, Arianna Huffington hits the nail on the head about what is happening in our 24/7 technology-oriented, always-on workplace. Her comprehensive view — Burnout: The Disease of our Civilization — captures how the culture of the workplace impacts our … Continue reading

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Clinging to Mindfulness – The Art of Rock Climbing

Clinging to Mindfulness – The Art of Rock Climbing.

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Clinging to Mindfulness – The Art of Rock Climbing

Coming off the 8-week UMass Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, I thought back to canyoneering and rock climbing at Zion National Park when I heard the following quote from Joanna Marcy “Uncertainty, when accepted, sheds a bright light on the … Continue reading

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Mindful Leadership: Can Sports Teach Us Anything That Mindfulness Can’t?

Originally posted on YogaUnbound:
A “Sporting” Conundrum It was a casual discussion with friends over a delicious meal. There was lots of lively conversation about politics and social issues when the topic turned to sports and their impact on women’s…

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Mindfulness from a Prison Cell

Last week there was much focus on South Africa and the transformation of this country by Nelson Mandela. As President Mandela continues to fight for his life — and heal his lungs damaged during his prison term – one cannot … Continue reading

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Mindful Leadership: Can Sports Teach Us Anything That Mindfulness Can’t?

A “Sporting” Conundrum It was a casual discussion with friends over a delicious meal. There was lots of lively conversation about politics and social issues when the topic turned to sports and their impact on women’s success and leadership abilities. … Continue reading

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