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Leadership in Focus

Leadership in Focus

4 Simple Changes to Reap the Benefits of Focused Awareness at Work Keeping your team aware of the present and focused on the intention will help them be more productive, happier, and less stressed. You probably are tired of hearing about  mindfulness and all the magical claims that are presented and rightly so. But the practice of training the mind is not just about mindfulness but needs the essential component of focus.  When we put mindfulness into focus we can actually apply it to all aspects of life, including the workplace. Focused Awareness is the practice of mindfulness with the

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Mindfulness in Focus

Mindfulness in Focus

Is Mindfulness Enough?   Over the past decade our media channels have been flooded with  the marvels of mindfulness. It’s been embraced by celebrities, business leaders, politicians and athletes; and recommended by doctors, clergy, psychotherapists and prison wardens. Apps and bestselling books touting the benefits of mindfulness as well as meditation proliferate. Google “mindfulness” and you’ll get over 24 million hits.  ”Are we in the midst of a “mindfulness revolution”?  This movement presents mindfulness as the panacea for all ills ranging from individual unhappiness to lack of work productivity. And if so, can its claims be justified? We know that mindfulness can improve

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Meditation and It’s Practice

Meditation and It's Practice

According to Sri Swami Rama, it was stated that “meditation is a process of purifying the mind and making it one-pointed, inward, and tranquil.  Through the method of meditation, the mind will help you to fathom the deeper levels of your being and lead you to the highest state of realization.” From The Essence of Spiritual Life By Swami Rama Meditation is a practice.   It is not something that happens right from the beginning unless you are very lucky. It is also not mindfulness, relaxation, listening with a headset different tones and pitches or for that matter, anything that

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Why Learn to Meditate

Why Learn to Meditate

Happiness is your creation and with a meditation practice you will learn, experience and master the art of being happy. The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and joyful. If our mind is joyful, we will find the freedom and fulfillment in all our experiences.  We will learn to see all life circumstances as author, Stuart Wilde says to be an Amazing Experience.   Being free from worries and mental discomfort, gives us the opportunity to experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, healthy and soulful,

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Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Is your technology habit hijacking your brain? Fall, each year, signals the arrival of new Smartphones. And now we have either chosen to hold on to last year’s technology or move onto faster, better and more techno time. A serious problem exists, and is not going away until we rewire our own life. It’s no surprise that we are in the energy flow of mobile device attachment. Yes, attachment to our mobile devices. Do you know that at least 46 percent of participants in a Pew Survey from 2015 said that they “couldn’t live without” their devices. Snapchat, Instagram, and

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Be The Force of Positive Change

Be The Force of Positive Change

A woman’s life is an absolute tightrope walk.  The demands that society has placed upon her take a toll on not only herself, but on her family and society as a whole. Her ability to endure while raising a family and working endlessly is a telltale sign of her strength and stamina. But over time there is a decline in her energy pool due to continual changes and challenges occurring throughout  life. Nature has provided women with the innate wisdom to override such phenomena, we must learn to use it.  This process starts with “training your mind”.  Why? Because the

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Root Up the Issue

Root Up the Issue

4 Steps to Root Up Our Issues We are all driven by our likes and dislikes, beliefs and non-beliefs, rights and wrongs. Our search for finding out how to be happy and healthy does not need to go any further than exploring our lifestyle habits. When we examine our habits not only of our body but of our thinking process we come to find that our reality is totally a product of all these habits intertwined. How many are in the habit of thinking positively or negatively? What drives our habits is our deep rooted fears. Anyone who is a

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Focused Awareness Meditation: An Evidence-based Approach

Focused Awareness Meditation:  An Evidence-based Approach

Focused Awareness Meditation:  An Evidence-based Approach With the movement of the medical community in the direction of evidence-based practices it seems apparent that programs being introduced into the medical community uphold the standards. Meditation is considered part of complementary and integrative healthcare practices. 1 When we speak about Evidence-Based Meditation we are really talking about an approach to practicing meditation and its tools in which the practitioner is aware of the  in support of clinical practice and the strength of that evidence in conjunction with his or her patients’/clients’ values.  It combines the practitioners clinical knowledge with the knowledge of

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How Does Meditation Work?

How Does Meditation Work?

Finding Your True Self Today more than ever we need to be able to separate the truth from the non-truth.   With find ourselves going to google to get the information on all our questions from health to spirituality.  The internet is a powerful instrument but does not know right from wrong or truth from untruth. Therefore, we must develop our own surveillance to see what is true and what is not so true.  Easier said than done.   In this blog post I’ll talk about your own best teacher, your- Self and how to find her. For thousands of years

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How to Choose A Meditation Teacher Training Program

How to Choose A Meditation Teacher Training Program

Are you considering becoming a meditation teacher? With the world moving in the direction of mindfulness and meditation we are in need of highly qualified meditation teachers.  It seems apparent that programs being introduced should have specific requirements and standards, with solid meditation practice retreats; but this is not always the case. In this blog post we’ll cover five steps or areas to consider when choosing training for meditation teachers. Step 1:  Credentials Does the program have an advisory board?  Advisory boards are beneficial since they keep standards and certification criteria in check. Many certification programs are merely survey courses. This

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Take Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level

Take Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level

Whether you are looking for  personal growth and development of your meditation practice, or if your desire is to give back by teaching others, teaching meditation will help you get to that next level. There’s a great need right now more than ever, for people to go deep into meditation and we need well trained teachers to bring the practice of meditation to the people that need it. To address this need, I created the meditation  teacher training program over a decade ago, and during that time I’ve trained many teachers to help spread the wave of meditation in order

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Some Reflections on Meditation and Mindfulness

Some Reflections on Meditation and Mindfulness

Review article.  the meditation styles and their application to Mental Health. Some Reflections on Meditation and Mindfulness Shader, Richard I. MD; Taylor, Susan PhD Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology: February 2017 – Volume 37 – Issue 1 – p 2–5 doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000644

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