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Mind Your Focus

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Mindfulness Literally Changes your Brain

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This Harvard Business Review article explains that, Mindfulness, or present-moment awareness, changes the brain in ways that every business professional, & especially every leader, should know about.   Citing results of mindful meditation studies, the authors reveal that 8 regions of the brain were affected.  The article focuses specifically...

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How mindfulness can positively affect almost anything you do.

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In this excellent interview with Harvard Business Review, Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., discusses the many physical, behavioral & social benefits of mindfulness & explains how to be a mindful leader & manager.   She defines mindfulness as the process of actively noticing new things & describes it as a "superordinate variable".  Everything you...

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Is Mindfulness perspective?

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In this NY Times article, Matthew May, author of "Winning the Brain Game",  says that Mindfulness is both a mainstream business practice as well as it's own industry.   Mindfulness as defined as "a higher-order attention that involves noticing changes around us and fully experiencing them in real time."   He...

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Attention = Connection

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In this TED Talk, Jeff Klein, CEO of Working for Good, explains 'How the Power of Attention Changes Everything'.   By allowing us to be aware of what's happening around & within us, the powerful force of attention fosters our connection to ourselves, others & life's possibilities.   "Between stimulus...

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How to calm down & pay attention when stressed

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In this TED Talk video titled, 'Settle Down, Pay Attention, Say Thank You', Kristen Race, Ph.D., clearly & simply explains what occurs in the brain during typical moments of stress & why it's so difficult to settle down & be in control of your reactions during those times.   She also...

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Awareness Samurai Style

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"Effortless vigilance" is how James Clear describes Zanshin, which is complete awareness of mind & body.  Literally translated Zanshin is “the mind with no remainder.”  Practically applied, it's living your life by deliberately focusing your attention vs mindlessly reacting to whatever occurs.  It's putting your...

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