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What is Mindfulness? A visual infographic of its relevance

What is mindfulness? With the growth of mindfulness meditation as an intervention for stress, anxiety, depression, pain and many other common ailments, this is quickly becoming a big question arising all over North America. Read More

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2 Simple Communication Skills for Success

Communication, especially when it is effective and meaningful, is one of the most important elements of success in life. It is incredible how little (if any) training is provided to develop skills for effective communication. 

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UCLA Meditation study finds quicker & stronger brains with practice

A February 2012 UCLA meditation study on the brains of practicing meditators has found remarkable evidence that a regular meditation practice strengthens our brains.

Eileen Luders, an assistant professor at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and colleagues, have found that long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification (“folding” of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) than people who do not meditate. Read More

Meditation in schools – Resources & How To for stress reduction & attention

Meditation in schools is becoming increasingly popular with a growing number of studies showing the effectiveness of quiet reflection on stress, anxiety and ADHD. I have had the privilege of teacing over 200 students at Monsignor Doyle Secondary School in Mindfulness Mediation. In this article I share with you some tips and resources on how to do the same in your own school or one that is in your community. Read More

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Wisdom 2 Conference – Watch Livestream videos, schedule and speakers here

Wisdom 2 conference (Wisdom 2.0) is a revolutionary gathering of the top companies in Silicon Valley; Google, Zynga, Twitter, Facebook and more, with the top leaders in contemplative science. The goal is to infuse and spread a wiser way of being into our technology driven fast paced lives, both in the workplace and at home. Read More

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Pain Management with Mindfulness, Step-by-Step Experience

This article explores pain management with mindfulness including an exercise in sensation surfing for pain reduction to help anyone in need. I’ve also included an account of my own experience using this exercise in the midst of a kidney stone attack. Read More

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Center for Mindfulness conference details by University of Massachusetts

The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts is the birthplace of much of what the West knows about Mindfulness, through their groundbreaking innovation of the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) program and leading research in contemplative science in medicine, healthcare and society. Read More

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How to deal with Dark Emotions

Within the “Full Catastrophe” that is life we all go through ups and downs – this is a reality that we must accept though at times it is very hard to.

This article provides a step by step process on how to deal with dark emotions – fully accepting the emotions that you are feeling and using them as a transforming agent in personal growth. Read More

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How to become a level 5 leader

It takes a special kind of leader to take a team from being good to a state of greatness. These “Level 5 Leaders” as illustrated in the book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t are integral for the future success of how we interact with each other, at work and at home.
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Meditation found to increase brain size

By William J. Cromie
Harvard News Office- Harvard University Gazette

People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don’t.

Researchers at Harvard, Yale, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the first evidence that meditation can alter the physical structure of our brains. Read More

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