8 Mindfulness Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time—whether you are dealing with family and work colleagues or mingling at work holiday parties. Try practicing these mindfulness strategies to reduce stress and bring a calm and attentive approach to your holiday this year. Mindfulness is a way to be open and aware of what is happening…

Mindfulness In the Workplace: Leaders & Entrepreneurs

Mindfulness may protect CEOs/leaders and entrepreneurs against anxiety, depression, and the negative effects of burnout (i.e., emotional exhaustion and cynicism). In a recent study examining hundreds of CEOs, leaders, top and junior managers, and entrepreneurs in this month’s issue in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, researchers found that those who practiced high levels of…

Do Yoga at Your Work Desk

Don’t let being at work stop you from doing some yoga during the day. Even a few minutes of office yoga gives you to a break from your day and release of tension in your body. For those with a desk job working at a computer, studies have shown that sitting for long periods of…

Choose to Explore

Have you ever noticed a visceral reaction when you walk into a room, like a yoga studio, and find that someone else is in your usual spot? Maybe someone is in your routine chair at a conference room at work, work area in a classroom, or favorite table at a restaurant? What do you observe…

The Power of Acceptance

Trying to build a wall to keep emotions out can cause one to keep emotions in. It may be helpful to remember that you are not your emotions and to practice loving and accepting your emotions rather than either fighting them or increasing them. This story is paraphrased from Anthony de Mello, S.J. (1983) and…