Archive for the ‘Mindfulness’ Category
That’s right. Simply feeling grateful, even if you don’t actually express it out loud, stimulates parts of your brain that reduce stress and boost your positive outlook. A regular gratitude habit can make you not just a nicer person, but also a happier one. Arthur C. Brooks explains this in a recent NY Times article, “Choose to Be Grateful. It Read the full article »
If it helps you to start the year with declarations about the weight you’ll lose or the promotion you’ll go for, then by all means knock yourself out. Just don’t ignore the bigger picture – your personal and leadership growth. You’ll get more meaningful and rewarding results by answering three simple questions.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it’s all about friends, family, food and gratitude. It’s also a great time to practice mindfulness – paying attention, living in the present and appreciating “the now.” I highly recommend this fun and enlightening exercise that everyone at the dinner table can do together to practice being mindful and enjoy the occasion even more.