- Enhancing ‘Well-Being’ – A Skill You Can Train
An overview of the intersection of well-being and neuroscience within a mindfulness framework was recently presented by Dr. Richard Davidson at a conference based on research undertaken at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This discussion of the ability to change the brain based on mental training suggests that well-being can be enhanced by training.
- Mindfulness in Schools
When a child enters school, many “lessons” are taught. The goal is to have learning be intentional and progress to build confidence as skills are mastered… to have an environment that supports interest in assimilating ideas and nurtures positive self-esteem.
- Reconnecting with Nature through Mindful ‘Forest Bathing’
If you’ve ever taken a walk in the woods, you know the sense of calm and peace it can provide. The light filtering through the trees…the branches rustling in the wind…the crunch of leaves beneath your feet…and that fresh, earthy smell of growing things. It’s an experience for all your senses, if you allow yourself to be present in it.
- In Search of a Good Night’s Sleep – Mindfulness Makes a Difference!
Insomnia… can’t fall asleep… can’t stay asleep… can’t stop worrying about how this will affect you the following day!
According to a report from The National Sleep Foundation, more than two-thirds of American adults say they have trouble sleeping “a few nights a week or more.”
A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a six-week mindfulness meditation program was more effective in improving sleep quality for older adults (age 55+) than a six-week course in sleep hygiene education (e.g., regular bedtime, avoiding alcohol before bed).
- Mindfulness – Becoming a “Best Practice” for Business
Reducing stress… Enhancing decision making… Supporting self-regulation… In today’s world, business is conducted in a complex environment that’s constantly changing. If we’re not resilient – this course is increasingly difficult to navigate.