Here’s What Mindfulness Is (and Isn’t) Good For

Article by Daniel Goleman |  Featured on HBR

While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice can really help with. By better understanding when mindfulness is the right approach, HR and training programs can better enhance both leader performance and employee wellbeing.

The tricky thing about trying to interpret research about mindfulness is that many studies that claim great things for mindfulness are less rigorous than others, even though they may be peer reviewed. Many have poor controls — or, as in one case, the test group may be properly compared to a group […]

6 Emotional Wellness Tips That'll Help You Age Well

Article Found on Chalkboard Mag

ACCORDING BOTH TO SCIENCE and general life experience, getting intentional about emotional wellness is key to living longer, looking younger and feeling our absolute best.

This month’s Guest Editor, Dr. Sara Gottfried has been schooling us in her holistic approach to anti-aging for weeks — from healing nerves we’ve never heard of to collecting tools to combat rapid aging. Below, we’re learning a few fun ways to amp up our emotional wellness, and finding out why it’s important that we do. Grab a girlfriend, take a diaphragmatic breath and let’s get to work…

There’s a benefit to aging well emotionally. […]

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

Article by Travis Bradberry | Featured on Forbes

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.”

While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern University measured the happiness levels of regular people against those who had won large lottery prizes the year prior. The researchers were surprised to discover that the happiness ratings of both groups were practically identical.

The mistaken notion that major life events dictate your happiness and […]

The Secret To Changing Your Self-Talk

Written by Lauren Handel Zander | Article Featured on MindBodyGreen

The go-to life coach for Fortune 500 companies, Silicon Valley, and wellness pros like Dr. Mark Hyman and Elena Brower, and an mbg class instructor, Lauren Handel Zander knows how to transform lives. Her new book, Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life, out April 4th, is designed to help you figure out what you want out of life (love, success, healing, weight loss, fulfillment, and more) and how to get it. Here’s what she has to say about the power of our internal dialogue, […]

7 Easy Ways To Do Self-Care When You're Too Exhausted To Think About It

Article by Dr. Mary Bove | Found on MindBodyGreen

Most of us spend our days working, whether in a traditional workplace, at home, or at school. When we end our work for the day, it’s increasingly more common to not be able to “shut off.” Some of this has to do with the expectations demanded of us, but other parts are simply habit. We go, go, go, then expect to be able to stop—but we’re out of practice.

Think about your own afternoon and early evening: Maybe you leave work, sit in traffic, listen to the news or make a phone […]

Here’s How To Become a Morning Person

Article by Laura Vanderkam | Found on TIME

You have grand ambitions: to start a business, to write a book. But chances are you work long hours, or household responsibilities consume your days. By the time you finish all you have to do, you have no energy for anything you want to do beyond turning on the TV.

Yet some busy people do make time for their priorities. What’s their secret?

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Yoga Is Officially Sweeping the Workplace

By Amanda MacMillan | Article Featured on Health.com

The American workforce is becoming more mindful. In a new study of more than 85,000 adults, yoga practice among U.S. workers nearly doubled from 2002 to 2012, from 6 percent to 11 percent. Meditation rates also increased, from 8 percent to 9.9 percent.

That’s good news, say the study authors, since activities

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How Mindfulness Can Improve Our Focus and Productivity

Article Featured on LifeHack | By Ciara Conlon

Mindfulness has become a popular and fashionable activity in recent times. The act of focused awareness on the flow of the present moment. It brings us into the here and now so that we are conscious of what we are doing when we are doing it. It may seem both simple and obvious but when we focus our awareness on our thoughts we will find that we spend most of our day thinking about past and future events. Or if we are lucky enough, sitting around day dreaming rather than focusing […]

New Years Resolution Done Right

Article Featured on PilatesNutritionist.com | By Lily Nichols

How many times have you set New Year’s Resolutions that you have not followed through on? I bet more than once. It’s great to be proactive and to set goals, but too often we set unattainable goals. A goal too drastic will not last (think crash diets, intense workout regimens, etc). Yeah, the first week goes great, and then you burn out and feel like a failure. Not so good for your ego or your health.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day!

So I propose a saner approach this year, The […]

Massage: Get in touch with its many benefits

Article Featured on Mayo Clinic

Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. See if it’s right for you.

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