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Articles: Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less BusyBy Christine Carter | March 9, 2016
Christine Carter shares her tips for achieving relaxed productivity—and why you can't afford to ignore them.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Check In with YourselfBy Pamela Weiss | March 4, 2016
Pamela Weiss, founder of Appropriate Response, leads the audience through a mindful check-in from her company’s award-winning Personal Excellence Program.
Videos and Podcasts: A Question for Mindfulness PractitionersBy Birju Pandya | March 4, 2016
Birju Pandya, a senior advisor at RSF Social Finance, tells a story and then asks a question: How does personal transformation connect to societal transformation?
Videos and Podcasts: Three Tips for Mindfulness Facilitators at WorkBy Wendy Quan | March 3, 2016
Wendy Quan, a change manager at Pacific Blue Cross, explains how she became a mindfulness facilitator at her workplace and tips for others who want to do the same.
Videos and Podcasts: Overcoming the Skepticism to Mindfulness at WorkBy Jeremy Hunter | March 3, 2016
Dr. Jeremy Hunter, founding director and associate professor of practice at the Executive Mind Leadership Institute, explains how to combat skepticism and successfully introduce mindfulness into your workplace.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Be an Emotional JediBy Marc Lesser | February 25, 2016
Marc Lesser of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute explains the seven keys to a successful mindfulness practice (and how to share it with others).
Videos and Podcasts: Bringing Mindfulness to a Brewing CompanyBy Emma Adolfsson | February 25, 2016
Emma Adolfsson shares her experience and lessons from the Carlsberg Group’s mindfulness initiatives.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Bring Mindfulness to a Global OrganizationBy Peter Bostelmann | February 25, 2016
Peter Bostelmann shares his experience as director of global mindfulness practice at SAP, a German software company with around 75,000 employees.
Videos and Podcasts: Bringing Mindfulness to AetnaBy Kyra Bobinet | February 18, 2016
Kyra Bobinet of engagedIN explains how she spearheaded a mindfulness program at Aetna and the three lessons she learned.
Videos and Podcasts: The Misconceptions of Mindfulness at WorkBy Rasmus Hougaard | February 15, 2016
Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter of the Potential Project explain how to overcome the challenges to mindfulness at work, including some of the misconceptions about mindfulness.
Videos and Podcasts: Ten Tips for Starting a Mindfulness Program at WorkBy Kelley McCabe Ruff | February 15, 2016
Kelley McCabe Ruff of eMindful shares lessons learned from bringing mindfulness programs to Aetna and other companies, including how to drive adoption, engagement, and sustained participation.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Modern Workers Need MindfulnessBy Richard Fernandez | February 8, 2016
Dr. Richard Fernandez, co-founder of Wisdom Labs, explains how mindfulness can increase attention and engagement at work—precious resources in our fast-paced, ever-expanding world.
Videos and Podcasts: How Ford Fosters Mindfulness at WorkBy Mark Higbie | February 8, 2016
Mark Higbie, senior advisor to Ford Motor Company, explains how the auto company began introducing mindfulness in the workplace.
Leah Weiss explains how to bring more awareness, compassion, and purpose to work without a meditation cushion.
Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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