Uncategorized How to Maintain a Constant Spiritual Practice

How to Maintain a Constant Spiritual Practice

Rather than postponing our awakening until we can find the perfect environment, we can make our current environment—whatever it is—our laboratory for personal transformation. One place to begin is by learning to gradually create deeper honesty in our relationships, transforming them into relational spaces that can stay open, connected, and intimate. Learning to transform our …

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Uncategorized Six Surprising Benefits of Curiosity

Six Surprising Benefits of Curiosity

But did you know that the benefits of curiosity are not limited to the intellectual? For children and adults alike, curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social, and even health benefits. Here are six of them! Source: Six Surprising Benefits of Curiosity | Greater Good Magazine

Uncategorized Why Don’t We Reflect & Learn?

Why Don’t We Reflect & Learn?

What seems to be preventing these powerful learning experiences from occurring in organizations?  The usual answer is time.  We hear responses such as the following: “We would love to conduct postmorterms, but who has the time to perform that work?”  “We are always rushing off to implement the next set of plans.”  “No one rewards …

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Uncategorized What Mindfulness Is (and Isn’t) Good For

What Mindfulness Is (and Isn’t) Good For

University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson and I used the most rigorous scientific standards to sift through the sea of publications on mindfulness and other kinds of meditation. We found that only about one percent of those several thousand articles fit gold standards for medical research (more on this in Davidson’s and my recent book, Altered …

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Uncategorized For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

My colleagues, Elizabeth Ruth Wilson and Brian Lucas, and I decided to explore whether people could also be primed for better brainstorming before the idea generation even starts. In our first experiment, we asked one set of participants to describe a time they’d felt embarrassed in the previous six months; we asked a second group …

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Uncategorized Five Reasons to Make Self-Care a Priority 

Five Reasons to Make Self-Care a Priority 

Self-care care has never been more important than now. For the first time since the test was created in 2007, Americans broke the Psychologists’ Stress Record in a January 2017 survey. The devastating events in the world means there’s no shortage of reminders of things to be stressed about with stories everyday online about the …

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