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Fortune 500 Companies and Mindfulness

5 January 2016

Allison read Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness by Kimberly Schaufenbuel and thought the research and specific examples from Fortune 500 companies might help people convince themselves (and others) that mindfulness matters.



Meditation Lessons from My Niece and Girls on the Run of the Triangle

15 March 2016

Allison asked her 10-year old niece, Kathryn, to write a blog post about the meditation she learned from Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Kathryn says this meditation helps her fall sleep, be calm, and feel good so you might want to give it a try if you have stress in your life.



Use Your Favorite Crime Show to Help You Manage Frustration

12 April 2016

Allison read Don’t Let Frustration Make You Say the Wrong Thing by Tara Healey and Jonathan Roberts on HBR.org and appreciated a useful tool for making sure your emotions don’t hijack you in the heat of the moment.



Irish Inspiration

26 April 2016

Allison read How to Calm and Reshape an Anxious Mind in the Irish Times and signed up for a course on wholeheartedness and gratefulness with one of her favorite poets, David Whyte. It’s good to get wisdom from across the pond.



Observe Yourself for “30 Days and Three Seconds” Before Making a Change

10 May 2016

Allison read The Solution to Maintaining a Budget Is Awareness by Carl Richards and believes his “30 Days and Three Seconds” experiment can help set the foundation for any change in personal behavior.



Sounds of Sedona

7 June 2016

Allison listened to a faraway flute while she hiked the red rocks of Sedona and was delighted when she met the flautist on her way back down the mountain. He helped her lock in a new level of calm, and that’s a wonderful thing.



What is Mindfulness?

21 June 2016

Allison watched a video about the Compassionate Schools Project and appreciated a child's explanation of mindfulness.



Overcome Fear and Anxiety So You Can Free Your Creativity

28 June 2016

Barbara read Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear and appreciated Elizabeth Gilbert’s warning and heeded her advice--don’t let your creativity hear you complaining. It will go away and leave you alone.



Go Faster and Let Go Sooner

2 August 2016

Barbara watched two of her grandchildren do indoor rock climbing without a harness and gymnastic rings for two hours. They teach her many things and today was no exception.



Mindfulness Can Make Messy Conversations Manageable

9 August 2016

Allison read 3 Important Lessons on Mindful Communication by Lili Powell and was happy to see practical advice for how to use mindfulness to navigate difficult conversations.



Some Good Ideas from Goddesses Never Age

6 September 2016

Barbara read Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being and learned refreshing ideas about how to have a positive attitude about the later years of life.



Coffee… Not Now, But Soon

13 September 2016

Eden read Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee In The Morning and was excited to learn a new, practical way to stay alert during the work day.



Navigating Your Health Care

18 October 2016

Allison read Is Patient-Centered Care Always a Comfort? and appreciated Sarah Freymann Fontenot’s always thoughtful insights into the ever-changing health care industry.



Deep Work: Focus for Longer Periods of Time

22 November 2016

Barbara read Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World and learned that future jobs will go to the people who can think deeply about complex subjects and come up with solutions to difficult problems.



Simple Instructions for Relaxing, Focusing, and Getting Things Done

27 December 2016

Allison read Do Breathe: Calm your mind. Find focus. Get stuff done. It’s an easy, fast read about some very important topics.



Spend Time with Your Emotions this Valentine’s Day

14 February 2017

Barbara read Pathways to Possibility and learned a new way to neutralize negative emotions on Valentine’s Day (and every day).



Mindfulness: It’s Not One Size Fits All

24 February 2017

Eden listened to the Three-Minute Breathing Space and appreciated the different ways she is learning to practice mindfulness.



Get Better Results by Talking to Yourself Out Loud

11 July 2017

Allison read The Benefits of Talking to Yourself by Kristin Wong and learned that self-coaching can be improved if you talk to yourself out loud.



The Instant Stress-Reducing Maneuver

25 July 2017

Allison read Coping Better... Anytime, Anywhere: The Handbook of Rational Self-Counseling by Maxie C. Maultsby, Jr. M.D. and remembered why his breathing exercise is still one of her favorites. It’s so easy!



Develop Emotional Agility Part II

1 August 2017

Barbara read Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life and learned it’s important to face feelings before you distance yourself from them.



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