Counting steps, joining exercise challenges and eating healthy lunches are so much harder when we're stressed about money. It's time to take a look at the relationship between financial wellness and overall well-being.
The first time I heard the twenty one pilots song "Stressed Out" on the radio, it immediately caught my attention. It's so fun. And different. And q...
Baja and Paso Robles compete as our place to unplug from Los Angeles. Day 1: Our sweet spot has been a canine friendly casita named Villa Bella Gue...
Encouraging people to focus on their strengths -- those things they're good at and actually enjoy doing -- at work has become a multi-million dollar industry, but could this approach be ruining people's careers? Perhaps.
Silence is the mother of creativity. Silence enhances our perception, understanding and helps deeper assimilation of new ideas.
Stress has been called the "health epidemic of the 21st century" by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost American businesses up to...
Whether you think of "stopping to smell the roses" as a metaphor, or an actual act, the benefit is the same. Slow down and appreciate your environment is the message. It could add years to your life.
A chorus of criticism has grown alongside mindfulness at work programs. But do they throw the mindful baby out with the corporate bath water?
My heart ached. I read about the hostility, chaos, internal competition, bullying, lack of clarity, and a host of other toxic situations that many of you are facing. I wanted to fix your toxic work problems. But how?
I am living someone else's life, she thinks to herself. I am working towards someone else's goal, not mine. She is not happy, not fulfilled in anyway. She feels like a hamster on a wheel that is spinning at an ever increasing rate and yet she cannot get off. These are the thoughts that creep into her mind as she stares at the cars stuck in the rush hour traffic ahead of her.
She takes her files and laptop to her bedroom, stops to throw in a load of laundry and then heads to the kitchen to start dinner. After dinner, she prepares her kid's lunches for the next day before helping them with their homework, which takes all of one and a half hours.
What I found to be true for me is that without a good night's rest, I was more emotional, less resilient, less focused, had loss of memory and was more impatient. Just grumpy. That made my day super long and I was someone who wasn't as pleasant to be around. As a leader -- that's not a good thing.
As your mind becomes more calm and serene through mindfulness meditation, these mindfulness practices will come to you naturally. Imagine what it would be like if everyone at your job practiced mindfulness
Mindfulness in the workplace creates an environment where ego battles aren't driving the company down. It's a system where individuals are willing to put aside their own self-interest for the sake of the greater good.
Seeing that you are not the only person experiencing the imperfections of motherhood is absolutely incredible. It is uplifting beyond words. We have created a group where we are allowed to be ourselves, and there is no judgment.
As humans, our tendency is to push ourselves to the finish line, beating ourselves up if we so much as pause in pursuit of our goals, which consequently depletes us of the energy we need to think creatively about the challenges we face at work and at home.
Whether your loved one is transitioning in a job, graduating from college, following a new career path, been recently diagnosed with an illness or is coming more into him or herself, our job is to embrace theses changes and welcome them. Here are a few ideas to make change more comfortable:
Like our stomachs, our brains are constantly involved in a process of digestion. We are required to process gargantuan amounts of information, massive changes and constant stimulation -- flooding our circuits and leaving us reeling. This can lead to some serious brain indigestion.
No matter how long you've tried to solve your weight problem and how many times you've failed, there is a way to solve it. You just have not yet found or done what you need to do. Keep learning and trying new things. Persist and you will succeed.
He also doesn't plan on stopping. In addition to doing speaking gigs and creating a mindfulcop.com site to get the word out, he's even taught his kids to meditate. Carson recommends anyone who is open to it-- especially those interfacing with the public-- should try an app like HeadSpace or take a mindfulness course just to see how it improves their life.