#MeToo, Russian interference with US elections,terrorist car bombs; you’d think the world is getting worse every day. Look again.To find positive change, look in the rear-view mirror for what’s not there.
Yesterday’s Bad News Sells
It’s easy to get discouraged when checking on your daily news feed. Juicy as it is,
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People often ask, “What can I really expect if I take up mindfulness? How long will it take?” I answer, “You may get both less and more than you expect. Find what works for you, and be prepared to be surprised.”
Mindfulness is now in the bright lights. Sometimes used to promote product.
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Clients often seek coaching on communication challenges. There is no one right answer. Each person’s communication challenge is unique, surfaces in periods of disruptive personal change, and creates new opportunities for resilience and flourishing. Mindfulness skills can also help you become a better communicator.
Communication Challenges are Uniquely Personal
Here are examples from three recent clients:
Client A was an energetic,
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When you want to take meditation practice to the next level, meditation retreats are an experience like no other. Be warned; intensity brings challenge! Use this 7-point check list to see if a particular retreat is good fit for you.
In my book Mind Your Life, I talk about meditation retreats not as a withdrawal from life, but as learning to engage with life more fully. Retreats are periods of intensive practice. You unplug from your devices and distractions in order to experience yourself,
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Mindfulness practice can automatically build resilience. This adaptation from my book Mind Your Life was originally published on Michael Taft’s site Deconstructing Yourself , a great source of information and inspiration on “mindfulness meditation and awakening for modern mutants” .
Why do different people respond to stress so differently? Part of the answer lies in our individual resilience.
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