Archive for June, 2012

Mindfulness and Character Strengths: Training #3 (True Love)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

'Cupple'
The wise, humble and zestful monk, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired countless individuals over the years with his teachings on mindfulness, peace and compassion. One of his teachings is the five mindfulness trainings which offer a practical and positive approach to living.

Keep in mind:

  • These are mindfulness trainings not mindfulness commandments. The idea is to move toward the training and to practice the training as an ongoing process, not something to be perfectly achieved.
  • The practice of the mindfulness trainings is for everyone to enjoy.
  • For a full description of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, click here.

This blog entry focuses on the third mindfulness training, called True Love. It begins:


Mindfulness and Character Strengths: Training #2 (True Happiness)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Something to think about
Perhaps nobody has brought more clarity to how mindfulness can manifest in our daily lives than Thich Nhat Hanh.

Thich Nhat Hanh offers five mindfulness trainings that help individuals bring more depth, purpose and meaning into their lives.

Keep in mind:

  • These are mindfulness trainings not mindfulness commandments. The idea is to move toward the training and to practice the training as an ongoing process, not something to be perfectly achieved.
  • The practice of the mindfulness trainings is for everyone to enjoy.
  • For a full description of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, click here.

This blog entry focuses on the second mindfulness training, called True Happiness. It begins:


Mindfulness and Character Strengths: Training #1 (Reverance for Life)

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Simply Precious
Do good in this world. Do good for this world.

Mindfulness will help you. Character strengths will help you. The practice of mindfulness and the practice of character strengths have each been connected with a number of positive benefits relating to happiness, health, relationships, achievement and other valued outcomes. What happens when these two areas are brought together?


Does “The Avengers” Teach Us Anything About Teamwork?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012


“The Avengers
” is now the third highest grossing film of all time (domestic and worldwide). The film is about famous superheroes coming together as a team to battle evil. Are the millions of people watching this film learning anything about the film’s main premise – teamwork?

Yes and no.


 

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