Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

Many people believe they have to be harsh on themselves in order to be successful at work and in their personal lives. In its more extreme forms, this attitude can take the form of a relentless and unforgiving internal commentator, or “inner critic.” It may therefore...

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Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Once we become more aware of what is happening around us by using our various Mindfulness and Insight practices we can then start to unravel the stories that we tell ourselves about our experiences. Our minds are constantly making assessments and judgement about what...
Mindfulness and Teamwork

Mindfulness and Teamwork

No one person can do it all.  We all rely on others to get our jobs done.  Whom we engage matters and how we engage is critical in making that working relationship succeed.  In many organizations teams come and go.  Collections of people get together to work on a...
The Science of Mindfulness

The Science of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years and it’s only recently that it’s come under scientific scrutiny.  Jon Kabat-Zinn was one of the first western researchers to look into the contemplative practices of Mindfulness and meditation so see if there is some...
Increasing Focus and Productivity

Increasing Focus and Productivity

A 2010 study conducted by Killingsworth et al, at Harvard University, concluded that the average person’s mind wanders 47% of the time. In today’s world distraction is everywhere and our employees are not immune.  Our always connected mobile devices are compelling us...
Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

Reducing Stress with Mindfulness

According to a poll conducted by Ipsos Read 72% of Canadians experience uncomfortable levels of stress.  26% of that stress is related to work life. The Canadian Mental Health Commission of Canada estimate that 30% of disability claims are related to Mental Health...
Mindful Communication

Mindful Communication

In our always on always connected world we think we are communicating more effectively and yet we are not.  We are easily distracted and our attention control is becoming worse. A study conducted by Microsoft discovered that our attention spans are now less than 8...
Mindfulness, Motivation and Goals

Mindfulness, Motivation and Goals

Motivating employees can be challenging.  Our leaders set objectives and managers are expected to keep everyone focused and motivated in order to achieve these goals.  What motivates our employees and what skills can managers use to keep everyone engaged? Dr. Martin...
Mindfulness and Customer Focus

Mindfulness and Customer Focus

Understanding our customers is the key to delivering products and services that meet their needs.  Product teams, customer service representatives, sales people etc… all need to be in-tune with their customers.  More precisely they need to be in tune with how their...
Mindfulness and Creativity

Mindfulness and Creativity

In a study conducted by Adobe (the graphics software company) found that 75% of the respondents felt that they were not living up to their creative potential. While another study conducted by Fast Company found that 60% of CEOs say that creativity is the most...
Mindful Workplaces

Mindful Workplaces

Companies are always looking to capitalize on their investments.  Most want to always improve and move forward and many have been busily adopting a more mindful approach to they employees and customers.  Progressive companies understand that people are at the heart of...
Physical Exercise and Nutrition

Physical Exercise and Nutrition

One cannot underestimate the importance of physical exercise and good nutrition and what that does to your brain/body. If your body is not physically functioning optimally then that will make it tougher to stay with an Optimistic mindset. The reverse is also true that...

Stuff to Read

Stuff To Read A collection of all our blog posts. Self-Compassion by John Self-compassion helps motivate people the change as well as build the skills to be with others in distress. read more Self-Awareness by John Insight Meditation practices allow us to gain a high...

Books

Recommended Books Search Inside Yourself With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. Meng’s job is to teach...

All Meditations

All Meditations All meditations exercises in one place. All our Meditation practices are listed here. Basic Skills Learned: Present moment focused attention. Accepting what IS with non-judgement. Starting over is OK. Practicing being kind and curious to our selves and...

Real Wold Exercises

Real World Practices A collection of real word exercises that allow us to practice being Mindful in our everyday lives. These practices can be done while you are living your life day to day.  They teach us how to turn everyday activities into Mindful activities.  We...

Build Trust

Build Trust The following Meditation practices help us to build trust. Building trust reduces our fears.  There are many types of trust but the essential category is trusting ourselves and our abilities.  When we trust ourselves we free ourselves from the limiting...

Increase Awareness

Increasing Awareness The following set of Meditation practices help us to increase our self-awareness. Increasing our self-awareness allows us to better understand our stories/beliefs.  Our beliefs create our emotions and these emotions play out in our bodies.  If we...

Letting Go

Letting Go Meditations that help us release our old stories. The following collection of meditations practices teach us the skills to accept what is, identify our limiting beliefs and let go those old stories that are preventing us from reaching our potential. Basic...

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