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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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