While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. From the food we eat to room temperature, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how our brains work and the moods that we are in. Understanding these factors can be helpful in achieving lasting happiness.
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American scientists studied the effects of mindfulness meditation on stress levels and came to the conclusion that just three consecutive…
This is part of a dynamic meditation series that I am creating for people who can’t stand the idea of sitting meditation. I suggest doing this barefoot but it isn’t necessary. You can also adapt this to sitting in a chair.
Stand up straight
Feet about hip width apart
Barry Boyce reports on how the IT dept. at Genentech did it.
A topic that often comes up—especially among coaches—is the challenge of introducing mindfulness into an organizational setting. My colleague and a key adviser to Google’s Search Inside Yourself curriculum, Mirabai Bush, has vast experience with introducing mindfulness methods to a wide range of organizations. Of course she’s run into some resistance—at first. Her rule of thumb for overcoming obstacles? Pay close attention to the situation that exists in the organization and the culture. Below she explains why that’s important.
Janice Marturano tells us how to pay attention to our daily calendars.
Can one person really make a difference? Marc Ian Barasch plants a seed of good intention…
A new study compares the effects of sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga on health and well-being.
The acronym RAIN helps us to remember the mindfulness practice of being aware of what is happening inside and around us. The majority of this practice involves the first two steps—recognizing and allowing what is. Tara Brach goes on to discuss the psychology of overwhelm and how to use mindfulness to identify and let go of common patterns of self-created suffering.
R.A.I.N. stands for:
Why Wall Street is doing it, and why you might want to bring mindfulness to work.