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Archives for May, 2012

Depression

Why Wishing to Be Happier Can Be a Road to Unhappiness

We are a culture driven by the motto more is better. If we turn on the television or glance over at the magazines at the checkout line in any grocery store, we see the sensational "bling" and the "more" we are looking for. Our minds automatically say, "If I just had a bigger house, a partner, more money, a snow cone, then I'd be happy."

Waltor Landor accurately said, "As soon as we wish...
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Rumi’s Secret to Making the Changes You Want

Before reading this blog post, take 10 seconds to take a few deep breaths, be aware of your body here and create a moment of being present. Now, read over this poem twice before moving on.

Here is a poem by 13th century Sufi Poet, Rumi,:
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the door sill
Where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and...
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Addiction

Media Multitasking Leads to Poorer Cognitive Performance: A Mindful Response

In a recent study out of the Journal of Communication, researchers showed how media multitasking not only makes for poorer cognitive performance, but perhaps points to why, despite increasing our stress and making us less effective at home and work, we still do it.

The study found that there is an emotional boost when we engage in media multitasking. One thing we know about emotions is that they often guide our subconscious decision making....
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General

How to Get Netsmart and Use Mindfulness to Thrive Online

We're all experiencing the intersection of social media into the landscape of our culture and daily lives. That is why bringing mindfulness to how we interact in this medium is more important than ever.

It's my pleasure to bring to you Howard Rheingold, an author who has been talking about our interaction with the online world and how it has changed our reality for years. Howard is author of many books, the most recent being Net Smart: How to Thrive Online
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Addiction

Is Facebook Making Us Lonelier? The Great Mindful Experiment

Before Stephen March wrote his thoughts in The Atlantic that Facebook was making us lonelier, there were been several people arguing both sides for years. It’s intriguing to consider how technology is changing how we relate to one another as it is happening.

We’re living in a time of major flux, a real transition in our culture and it would be wonderful if we were aware of...
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