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Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness is the continuous observation of moment by moment internal and external experience, culminating in awakening to one’s true nature of pure awareness and happiness (also known as “Nirvana”) and elimination of dissatisfaction or suffering. It is the unifying thread of Buddhist teachings, which are a set of pragmatic, proven practices and not a specific […]

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Pandemic Coping Resources From Jack Kornfield

Buddhist psychologist and meditation teacher Jack Kornfield has compiled a page of numerous resources and teachings to help you survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. You won’t be disappointed! Additional Steps to Consider In my professional work, I help individuals and organizations enhance personal and business relationships and results through: Mindful Content (Books, Blogs, […]

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Buddhism: Awakening to What Already Is

Buddhism is a practical, non-religious framework of practices that helps individuals increase happiness and decrease suffering. It’s more than 2,500 years old, is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, and its mindfulness meditation practices have been proven by modern neuroscience to transform our elastic brains in positive, sustainable ways that align with high levels […]

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Non-Violent Communication (NVC): A Brief Overview

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is a powerful tool for enhancing business and personal relationships. At a high-level, it involves the integration of four things: Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance Communication: knowing how to ask for what we […]

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Radical Reorientation in the Era of COVID-19

Before Coronavirus (or COVID-19), our interconnected world was already characterized by what many thought leaders have termed “VUCA”: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. This virus has placed VUCA on steroids, and each of us is being forced to radically reorient ourselves toward even the most mundane activities and expectations at an unprecedented scale and speed. […]

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