Are you tired of setting New Year’s resolutions because of not being able to follow through on them for more than a few months or a few weeks or perhaps your resolutions only lasted a few days or a few hours? Don’t feel discouraged. Just the fact you’re considering making a resolution or wanting to improve suggests that there’s a recognition in our heart that change is needed and that there is a desire to make the change. Many are making the deep dive into Mindfulness Meditation...

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It would be refreshing to see some mindful leadership on the part of our presidential candidates. The campaign seems to be anything but mindful. It seems as if the political candidates are willing to say or do almost anything to get into office. The things that are going on are absolutely disgusting and shameful.

As per Pandit Dasa, Mindfulness Expert, all leaders, political or otherwise, should try their best to “lead by example.” There should be an awareness that not only the people of the nation, but the entire world is listening to their messages and watching their behavior. 

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The foundation of any team has to be based on trust - trust that every member is concerned about the welfare about the entire team and project and that no one is withholding information or has selfish motives in mind. If the team dynamics are not monitored, trust can easily deteriorate and cause disharmony and dysfunction within the group. It doesn’t take a lot for a relationship to go south. Here are a few items to pay close attention to, to preserve and grow trust within your working unit.

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Who has time for mindfulness when deadlines are looming and our managers are breathing down our necks? Mindfulness might be good for monks living in the forest or folks who have retired from corporate life but unrealistic for busy, working individuals. Learning to pause, focusing on your thoughts and getting in touch with your emotions seems to be something you do at your local yoga studio and not relevant during the middle of the day, in a highly competitive job. But, this is exactly when meditation and mindfulness are most useful.

A recent video by Scientific American suggests "meditation can... 

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Even after 15 years and over one thousand lectures, I can't say that I've completely overcome the fear of public speaking. On some occasions, I still get some butterflies when I first get up in front of the audience. Public speaking isn't something that was ever natural for me.

It was most difficult during my first couple of years. Even if the group consisted of just a few people, I would dread the moment. I always had plenty of friends and was quite social, but there was something about the formal setting of standing up and presenting my thoughts and ideas that shook me to the core... 

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Do we find ourselves, needlessly dwelling on negative situations for long periods of time, unable to detach ourselves from our thoughts? This is a problem shared by all of humanity. The mind is an equal opportunity misery provider. When a troubling thought gets stuck in "instant replay" mode in our head, we feel quite helpless in being able to get rid of it. The more personal the situation, the longer it takes for us to get over it.

An argument with co-workers, a friend, or family member can... 

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Our gut response might be "humility and leadership can't possibly go hand-in-hand. They blend as well as oil and water." Generally, when we hear the term "humility," we imagine an individual who lacks confidence, is weak and unsure of themselves and in general is a pushover. It's true that if a leader demonstrates any of the aforementioned traits, everyone will walk all over them. Humility is a term that is generally referenced by preachers in the pulpit, encouraging their congregations to "turn the other cheek." 
When we hear the term "leader," we imagine someone strong... 

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Hasty  communication can break relationships and ruin careers. Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message. We have no idea how that message will get interpreted. Once you hit the "send" button, it's kind of too late. Here are some communication tips that will keep us from burying our head in our hands and help us become mindful leaders 

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Ever wonder why you're feeling so stressed? There are several reasons why we may be feeling overwhelmed. The American Institute of Stress suggests that our stress factors are divided up in a few ways. To find out what is causing stress in our daily lives and learn stress management techniques... 

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