The Mindful Life™ Blog

Emotional Intelligence at Work—How Mindfulness Can Help, by Kristen Race PhD. Emotional intelligence is a major buzzword in the corporate world, but it’s hardly a fleeting trend. The concept was popularized in 1995 by Daniel Goleman in his book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Goleman states that emotional intelligence accounts for 67% of the abilities deemed necessary for superior performance in leaders, and matters twice as much as technical expertise or IQ. [Read article on]

Last summer I had the incredible opportunity to speak at a retreat called Live Life for a Living, put on by Jesse Itzler and his team. During this extraordinary event I was privileged to hear Turney Duff, bestselling author of the book, The Buy Side, speak. I was riveted listening to his fascinating journey to… Read More

How Failure Leads to Success at Work by Kristen Race PhD, "Perfectionism, or striving for flawlessness and setting (and reaching) high performance standards, actually stifles innovation at work. Employees who strive for perfection don’t take as many risks, and risk-taking is the very fuel of creativity and innovation. Here are five ways you can let go perfectionism so that you can achieve success like never before."

Innovation comes from creativity and risk-taking. It comes from trying something new despite the possibility of failure. Innovative companies like Coca Cola, Netflix, Amazon, Madison Reed, Proctor & Gamble, Google, TATA, and Supercell actually thrive on this type of failure. It’s the seed of their success. Do you work in fear of making a big… Read More

Will a mindfulness app help you find bliss? Article by Dr. Kristen Race. Endless mindfulness apps exist that claim to help us find bliss. But do these tools really help us as much as they say?

Will a mindfulness app help you find bliss? Technology is changing our lives, no doubt. We can do so many things so much faster than ever before. At the touch of a button I can have dinner delivered to my door, a movie queued up and ready to watch, and even FaceTime friends across the… Read More

"4 Mindful Eating Tips for the Whole Family" by Dr. Kristen Race, author of Mindful Parenting and founder of Mindful Life. – Mindful eating is not a diet or about giving up your favorite foods. It’s about experiencing food more intensely. There are no menus or food restrictions. Instead, you will develop a new mindset around food.

Are you on a new diet for the New Year? Or did you write “Eat better” on your New Year’s Resolution list? Or maybe you hate making New Year’s Resolutions because you learned long ago that they never stick. No matter your enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for starting anew, you can implement REAL change into… Read More

"Yelling and Your Child’s Brain" by Dr. Kristen Race, author of Mindful Parenting and founder of Mindful Life Today. (Foundations of Mindful Parenting course starts soon...)

A while back, a good friend of mine made a commitment to stop yelling at her kids. She had attended a lecture on brain development and came away convinced that she needed to make a change. She was successful for a while and had noticed a significant improvement in her interactions with her kids, but… Read More

Mindful Life mindfulness gift guide: Why not put a little mindfulness in your loved ones’ stockings this year?

It’s that time of year—gift-giving time. How is it that such a generous tradition has become a stressful buying-and-getting event? Amidst the hustle and bustle, we could all use a reminder to stop and breathe. So why not put a little mindfulness in your loved ones’ stockings this year? [Start by tweeting that!] Here are… Read More

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