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Form Follows Consciousness

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.23.2016 | World
Otto Scharmer

It seems to be a signature of our time that old-style nation-states built on mono-ethnic and mono-cultural contexts are being infused with ethnic and cultural diversity from around the world--thus prompting countries like Germany to shift their national identity from shared blood to shared ideas.

Going for the Real Gold!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

In difficult times in particular, they yield returns that can be literally life-changing or life-saving! Digging deep into ourselves to cultivate our strengths, talents, and gifts, and bringing them out into the world can be a piece of work, but the payoffs for our efforts can exceed our wildest dreams!

The Four Keys To Well-Being

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Our brains are constantly being shaped wittingly or unwittingly -- most of the time unwittingly. Through the intentional shaping of our minds, we can shape our brains in ways that would enable these four fundamental constituents of well-being to be strengthened. In that way, we can take responsibility for our own minds.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Kids

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The time to model a healthy marriage is throughout our children's development. One day they might even thank you for it.

I Put Trump's Name In This Headline To Attract More Readers

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

I want Trump biggest readership I can muster for Trump post I am writing. So ... I have replaced a common word (can you figure out what Trump word is?) throughout my writing with Trump name of Trump Republican candidate. It is somewhat difficult to read, is it not?

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

Evicting My Abuser

Jenn Bovee | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

I remember the day it all came to a head. I was just casually talking to a client and it hit me: I am not motivating myself by the way I treat me! I suffer from a little defiance issue, so if anything I'm doing the exact opposite!Yes, the "person" and "individual" I referred to is totally ME!

New Study: Students Learn Better with Views of Trees

Jared Green | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

A Tree Campus, Rice University / Carol Ciarniello What if what is outside a school's windows is as critical to learning as what's inside the building...

The Brands That Win

Damian Bazadona | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

In lieu of resolutions, I like to kick the year off by playing "forecaster." And no, not in a meteorological way. I like to consider the landscape and...

The Art of Attention

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Vaughn

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and nothing else in the world mattered in that moment? Your mind wasn't racing or thinking of the ne...

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

Corinne Rogero | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Corinne Rogero

Having the attention of the world, even if it's just my world, will certainly not last forever because millions of views or likes or followers will never satisfy our deepest longings to be known and to be celebrated by the King.

Why Single-Tasking Is the New Multitasking

Andrew Merle | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

Giving our attention only to the task at hand enables us to accomplish more while feeling less anxious and less scatterbrained. Digital interruptions are more prevalent and persistent than ever before.

Brain Fitness Tips to Improve Attention and Memory in 2016

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Focus­ing atten­tion is effort­ful. And as we age it often gets harder and harder to con­cen­trate. But focus­ing our atten­tion on the task at hand is key for bet­ter mem­ory performance... so what can we do to improve con­cen­tra­tion AND memory?

Science and Meditation: Integrating a First-Person Experience into the Scientific Process

Marjorie Woollacott | Posted 12.30.2015 | Science
Marjorie Woollacott

Scientific research on meditation may be able identify which neurons are activated in meditative states, but this is insufficient. Within our studies, we need to include the first-person perspective and to examine heightened awareness during meditation.

Who's In Charge, Computers or Humans?

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology
Nancy Colier

Something remarkable happened yesterday, not remarkable good but remarkable crazy. I was riding in one of the new group taxis that have taken over Ne...

A New Marketing Measure: Psychological Distance

Elinor Amit | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Elinor Amit

Advertisers seem to get these ideas. You may well see a factory and factory workers in a TV commercial if a car is made in America. However, you are more likely to hear or read words celebrating "German engineering" if a car is made in that far-off land.

Keeping Up With the Judases

John Schlimm | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

We have become the golden calf. Gilded in likes, favorites, shares, and retweets. Periscoping our every moment while perched on a towering pedestal of selfies. All of it new-century building blocks of ego and validation.

5 Reasons Why We Fail to Pause Before We Get Into Trouble

Chris Mayya | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Mayya

Training our attention and awareness qualities is one of the best ways that I know of, to learn to get in touch with our discerning mind and the energy within our body. Such training is like holding up a mirror onto our own minds, just as we do with our faces, and instantly recognize what is it that needs fixing.

Small Is Beautiful

Hanne Suorza | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Attention: Bright colors are dancing. Listen, don´t talk. Mindful of the little things, Sykkylven/ Norway....

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

TEDx Speaker Combats INFObesity in New Book "Got Your Attention?"

Joe Kutchera | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Joe Kutchera

Over the years, I kept finding myself recommending POP! to friends and colleagues in marketing. While I have given away (or forgotten about) many other business and marketing books that I read, I have held onto my copy of POP! So, when Sam's new book came out, I was excited to read it...and review it.

The Biggest Challenge

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Symptoms show up that make us aware that there is something in our lives that requires attention. We may become irritable, impatient, depressed, agitated, physically ill, anxious, or develop any number of other symptoms.

The Plugged-in Paradox: Why Always Being Connected Makes It Harder to Connect

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Take a moment to look around the next time you're in a meeting, at a social event, waiting in line or walking down the street. You'll likely find yourself surrounded by people staring at a smartphone or other digital device. Chances are you'll join them. What's going on here?

The Road Typically Travelled: Course Corrections

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The world changes. We become aware of such change by listening to how we feel. Whether in the wilds of the woods or life, if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Look at it. Change your map accordingly. Make a course correction. It's the only way to get home.

Why Do Human Beings Engage? 22 Impulses That Sustain Engagement

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

I'd like to capture and keep your attention for about 60 seconds while you read this post. I'm relying on your professional curiosity and commitment to impact. In other words, I'm betting on a short burst of engagement.