STOP for Mindfulness

Mindfulness is hard – to remember to do Lately, we often hear how helpful mindfulness can be for stress, pain, and our overall mental health, especially when we are living with chronic mental or physical illness. Practicing mindfulness might sound simple, but it can be hard to remember at times. S.T.O.P. Here is a simple […]

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30 seconds to mindfulness | Phil Boissiere | TEDxNaperville

We all know Mindfulness works Mindfulness. It’s really become quite the buzzword in recent times even though mindfulness practices have been used for millennia. Most of us agree that mindfulness practices are a positive thing and would benefit our life. There’s abundant research illustrating the positive effect that mindfulness practices have on quality of life, […]

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Mind the Bump – Mindfulness and how the brain works

Neuroplasticity The human brain is a profoundly complex organ, 90 % of its activity occurs beneath conscious awareness, which means that, even though we assume that we have some control of how we think feel and behave, modern science suggests it’s not so simple. The concept of neuroplasticity is a new and exciting area of […]

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Self-Transformation Through Mindfulness | Dr. David Vago | TEDxNashville

Self-Transformation Through Mindfulness Activity-Dependent Plasticity We are all born with a brain that has 86 billion neurons. And throughout our life, we make relatively few new neurons. In fact, we lose about 2 billion neurons throughout the course of our lifetime. So you may wonder – if we’re losing billions of neurons and we’re not making […]

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How the power of attention changes everything: Jeff Klein at TEDxGrandRapids

Me and Meryl Faye Seven years ago, life was a bit intense for me. I had just become a full-time single dad – no small thing – and I was also deeply immersed in the beginning of what we now call the conscious capitalism movement. My eight-year-old daughter Meryl Faye and I were living with […]

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The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger | Shauna Shapiro | TEDxWashingtonSquare

 If in rush-hour traffic, you can remain perfectly calm; if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy; if you can love everyone around you unconditionally; and if you can always find contentment just where you are, then you’re probably . .. a dog. Right? We hold ourselves to […]

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Everyday mindfulness

What is mindfulness? Often when people think about mindfulness they imagine someone sitting on a cushion alone in a room with their eyes closed. Sometimes that IS what mindfulness practice looks like, and sitting with your eyes closed in this way has great benefits… but mindfulness is also so much more. Mindfulness is a way […]

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