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August 14, 2017

Wherever we go we take our mind with us.

I was really looking forward to spending five days in silence during my meditation retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. Five days of peace, meditation and vegetarian food, in silence with nature.

My mind had been really act...

March 31, 2017

“When we know how to suffer, we suffer much less.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

Probably the first thing we think when reading this quote is “ I would prefer not to suffer at all!” . Mindfulness is about acceptance.

Many times during our meditation the thought of "I’m not doing it...

February 17, 2017

The five most relevant studies about the benefits of meditation on your health

1- Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density

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February 1, 2017

The most common excuses not to meditate and how to get rid of them right now

November 11, 2016

BEING YOURSELF

We hear it all the time: “ just be yourself!” We hear it when we are going to a job interview,  presenting at an important meeting or when we are meeting someone for the first time. We’ve been hearing since we were adolescents.  So, what does being yourse...

August 23, 2016

Multitasking is a myth—we are all serial thinkers…. 

 I confess that once again, I write this email while multitasking, realizing that I multitask because I think I have too much to do or feel like there is not enough time to do what I think needs to be done. In additio...

August 9, 2016

Mindfulness meditation is about experiencing and accepting the present moment and in that sense is different from other styles of meditation. Studies on the benefits of meditation have been done on people that practice mindfulness meditation so it’s important to know w...

June 20, 2016

Is being present a leadership skill? Can being present determine the outcome of a meeting?

I recently met with someone who was interested in doing business with a new company I had just started. It took several weeks to arrange the meeting and I was looking forward to t...

April 23, 2016

 

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