Three Mindful Practices for Managing Challenging Relationships
Each of us have our own preferences, personalities and perspectives. In relationships with people who share similar characteristics, interactions often flow smoothly. When differences exist, exchanges can be more taxing and frustrating. We can become more rigid in our positions; I’m right and you’re wrong…end of story.
A Day in the Life of a Mindfulness Director
Written by Cheryl Jones, Director of Mindfulness at for Aetna. This article originally appeared on LinkedIn. I just returned from the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco where I had the honor of being part of a panel discussion called, “Chief Mindfulness Officers in Organizations”. I was invited because even though my official title is Director of … Continued
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We saw dramatic drops in stress after the program was over, and we saw a 69-minute gain in productivity of our employees over a yearMark Bertolini, Chairman & CEO of Aetna
Going Out On A Limb: Overcoming Your Fear of Failure
Let’s talk about failure. This is one area of life that we’d like to avoid altogether, and with good reason. From a basic survival perspective, if we continually fail then we might not survive. But sometimes our fear of failure actually keeps us from pushing outside of our comfort zone and into something new. How often … Continued
Can Mindfulness Make You Less Messy?
Rather than rely on trends or research, a bit of mindfulness can help you better understand how your particular brand of mess affects you and what steps you might take to create the “just right” Goldilocks relationship with your possessions.
The Paradox of Having a Goal
It seems paradoxical to, on the one hand, practice just “being” without judgment or striving to make things different, and on the other hand have goals, even for mindfulness practice itself. What’s this all about?
Social Media and the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
Nowadays, FOMO is an undeniably real phenomenon fostered by social media use and capitalized upon by marketers to sell us everything. Practicing mindfulness can help regain focus and avoid FOMO. We can use mindfulness to purposefully engage in social media, to notice how it makes us feel and to appreciate our lives – even the small moments that aren’t Instagram worthy.
Saying NO To Be Able To Enthusiastically Say YES in 2019
Making time for the things we want to do may require saying “No” to the things we don’t want to do. Learning how saying ‘no thank you’ is ok and maybe even the best route to take in certain situations.
Mindfulness Practices to Offset Burnout and Empower You
Statistics show organizations face an employee burnout crisis, and significant life transitions can put you at greater risk for burnout. But, truly anytime you take on more demands and responsibilities, you run the risk of over-extending yourself, and, wearing down your system.