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SOE MOE LWIN | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SOE MOE LWIN

You travel alone in silence No luggage you have in tow Just a strong determination Just the thought 'you need to go' You have no planned direction ...

3 Harmful Mistakes That Derail Your Focus

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Bhasin

To help you and your brain get back on track I am sharing three common mistakes that derail focus and how to get back on track.

Surprising Business Lessons from a Hindu Priest-Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
John Bowen

It can feel near impossible sometimes to manage all the responsibilities we have and do so in a way that actually brings us joy. How can we get the mo...

Crystallizing Thoughts for Winter

David Bennett | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Bennett

In the cold crisp air of winter and with the short day length we tend to slow and often use winter as a time for reflection and planning. Just as the ...

Obama's 2 Mistakes That Lost the Country

David Morris | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic policies.

Finding Concentration Through Movement

Lauren McClerkin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren McClerkin

When we take steps toward bettering our health, we must find the ability to concentrate on how our body moves, where we are going and what our goal is. This is mindfulness movement. The more we hone in on concentration, the more present we will be in our body, mind and soul.

These Illustrations Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like To Have ADHD

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

ADHD, also known as as ADD, affects 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17, according to the CDC. Defined as a chronic condition that in...

How Tea May Help the Brain

Toffler Niemuth | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Toffler Niemuth

Tea has been soaring in popularity, especially among those looking to boost metabolism or anyone wanting a java-free caffeine kick. Meanwhile, researchers have been exploring the possible benefits of tea for mental health and cognition.

Unforced Errors

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Time for a crowd-sourced global conversation on human performance and mental fitness. Time to block bust the conventional thinking that to err is human. Or is the constantly digitally connected, multitasking, hyperactive, shifting behavior of youth heading us in another direction?

Mow, Blow and Go: The Death of the Quiet Neighborhood

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeb Harrison

I awoke this morning to the whine of a weed whacker wielded by a member of the neighbor's "mow, blow and go" crew. After squelching my initial impulse...

Distractions and the Open Office Environment

Laura Stack | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

The brain isn't a marvel of infinite capacity; we are, after all, only human, with all the limitations that implies.

Think You're Good At Paying Attention? This Video May Make You Think Twice

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

If you consider yourself an observant person, it won't be hard for you to count how many red cards are in a stack, right? BuzzFeed Blue's selectiv...

How Hatha Yoga Has Made Me Cooler, Calmer and Sharper

Alka Pratap | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Pratap

Rather than being a physical exposition, for me, hatha yoga is a way to tune myself to a higher level of functioning, where you can exist at a different level of precision outside, as well as within yourself.

The Power of a Present Mind in Sports and in Life

Howard Falco | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports
Howard Falco

A present mind is the doorway to the most powerful state of personal creation. However, to get there, each person going after their dream must be willing to self-reflect and make the necessary changes to become this new version of themselves.

Never Waste Time Again

Michael Taft | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

This meditation in motion practice will serious up the hours per week you spend doing something useful and positive. They may even help you to be present in every situation and experience of your life. And that's the goal, isn't it?

How I Stay Motivated to Meditate

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

I believe meditation practice on the cushion is exactly that -- "practice" for the rest of life. When I sit down each morning to meditate, I hone my power of concentration.

The Etiquette of Personal Mobile Device Use in Public

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Dr. Layla McCay

Probably one of the more mortifying moments of my mother's life happened when she was at a talk by the Dalai Lama. At a particularly meaningful moment...

Airline Deregulation: A Triumph of Ideology Over Evidence

David Morris | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Morris

If we take into account the remarkably degraded service, a modest reduction in price, and factor in the full costs to employees, customers and communities, any rational cost-benefit analysis must conclude that deregulation has been a failed experiment.

Why We Should Stop Doing So Many Things At Once

Michael Taft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

The antidote to doing too many things at once, is of course, to only do one thing at a time. That's the most basic definition of concentration: doing one thing at a time.

5 Easy Ways of Undoing Distraction

Michael Taft | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Distraction dilutes brain power, frazzles the nerves and results in non-optimum outcomes. The cure is to do one thing at a time. That's it in a nutshell. Do just what you're doing, and don't do anything else.

Walking the Middle Path: If You Are Out of Balance in One Area of Your Life, You Are Out of Balance in Every Area

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Suffice it to say, excessiveness in any area of our lives can prove to be unproductive if not damaging. The Buddha himself had ignored the well-being of his body while trying to free his mind. It caused him to be extremely out of balance.

Look Who's Distracted Now

Karen Firestone | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Karen Firestone

Are mothers at work more distracted than non-mothers, men, or fathers, and, if so, is there anything we can do about it?

13 Ways To Improve Your Focus At Work

Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may have a more difficult time on the job than most. The limited...

12 Reasons To Stop Multitasking

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s s...

7 Foods That Can Help Boost Your On-The-Job Focus

Women & Co | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Women & Co

Keeping focused when that post-lunch, 3 o'clock slump hits is challenging. After all, if the brain's fuel supply dips too low, not only will you get foggy, you'll probably get cranky and light-headed, too -- which is not exactly conducive to rocking that late-day presentation.