The expression “no pain, no gain” applies not solely to getting goodresults at the gym. Pain is also commonly the big motivator for most of us to start exercising our minds to rid ourselves of problem behaviors and begin to lead happier and healthier lives. Becoming open to trying mindfulness sadly often requires us to hit painful bottom. Denial is over, and continuing the status quo has become unacceptable. no one knows this pattern of behavior better than psychiatrist Judson Brewer MD PhD, one of the world’s foremost experts in mindfulness and the developer of highly effective hand-held technology to help people overcome addictions and anxiety disorders. ...[...]
Richard Reoch has put into practice the tools of mindfulness to deal with some of the most horrific and gut-wrenching situations humanity has faced in recent decades. He has devoted his life to defending human rights, working for peace and protecting the environment. Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in a Buddhist family, Richard moved to London in 1971 to begin a 23-year long career with Amnesty International, becoming its global media chief. He also served as President of Shambhala, one of the world’s largest Buddhist organizations.
Bob Rotella’s job is to help some of the world’s greatest athletes improve their performance. He considers himself a coach, but you won’t find him talking much about technique and form.
If a cat has 9 lives, Leslye Moore surely has 18 or more. For over 20 years, Leslye was an international aid worker serving in some of the most dangerous outposts imaginable – Rwanda in the uptick to the genocide, strife-torn Bosnia and Croatia and remote Zaire during a civil war, to name just a few.
After a few seconds of talking with Kenny Aronoff, you understand why he is so celebrated as one of the great living drummers in popular music over the last four decades. His passion, enthusiasm, compassion and life force are infectious. He has played on world tours and on thousands of recordings for an impressive list of artists, including The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Alanis Morrissette, Brian Wilson, Vince Gill, Johnny Cash..[…]
After a few seconds of talking with Kenny Aronoff, you understand why he is so celebrated as one of the great living drummers in popular music over the last four decades. His passion, enthusiasm, compassion and life force are infectious. He has played on world tours and on thousands of recordings for an impressive list of artists, including The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, B.B. King..[…]
DR. JENNA TEDESCO – THE ART OF SHOWING UP FOR YOURSELF “THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOME HIPPIE BULLSHIT, ‘I SAID TO MYSELF. ‘BUT OKAY, WHAT DO I REALLY HAVE TO LOSE?’ WITHIN THE FIRST SESSIONS, WE STARTED WITH A SITTING PRACTICE AND I KNEW IMMEDIATELY THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE LIFE-CHANGING.” Ask any great mindfulness teachers how they got their start, many will gladly share their personal stories. So often, it comes as a direct consequence of a life crisis—of hitting bottom and the redemption that begins by picking oneself off the floor..[…]
“THE PROJECT TO MAKE DELAWARE “THE FIRST MINDFUL STATE” HAS TAKEN A MAJOR LEAP FORWARD DUE TO A GROUNDBREAKING DELIVERY SYSTEM.”
It is no accident that Dr. Jim Walsh is leading GIFT’s groundbreaking initiative […]
How much would a society change if a significant percentage of leaders and policymakers in its national government personally practiced mindfulness technology? Thanks to the efforts of Chris Ruane (a British Labour Party Member of Parliament) and Jamie Bristow (director of the London-based Mindfulness Initiative), we are beginning to get some answers..[…]
Ash Manuel knows all too well that life-changing inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of sources. The creator of the celebrated Growing With Gratitude program for school- age children, Ash was a primary school teacher in Adelaide in South Australia when his world suddenly opened up.[..]
The goal of bringing together 100 million people to go online and participate in the virtual Superpower Summit in early 2018 is admittedly audacious, but welcome to co-organizers Suzanne Hall, founder and CEO of Be Intent, the New Zealand-based developer of personal development technology tools—and Natalie Alexia, a growth coach and global activist. But given what they both have already accomplished, it is the next logical steps in a natural progression.[..]
Bonnie Marks is endlessly intrigued about the resilience of human beings, that quality of rising above our misfortunes, to recover and take charge of our lives when things don’t go our way. It is her work to foster such resilience as a psychologist at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.[…]
The doorway to the realm of mindfulness is easily opened when we ourselves become open to the fact that not everything that we encounter has a rational explanation. Sometimes, weird phenomena can happen […]
If we’re having a bad day, feel mired in hopelessness or seem drifting without meaningful purpose, the perfect antidote is to have a talk with Rachna Sharma.
Born and raised in the strife-torn region […]
There are questions we don’t ask ourselves that can doom our dreams, sabotage our best intentions and leave us drifting in failure and purposelessness. Alison Fowler has asked herself some tough questions. In […]