The Mindful Life™ Blog

I was in a meditation class in Costa Rica in December, and the teacher prompted us to “Make clear your mind.” (This was her way of blending English with Spanish grammar in an attempt to tell us to clear our minds.) You’ve probably heard this cue before. “Just clear your mind,” they say. “Let go… Read More

Whether you have younger children who meltdown by throwing tantrums or older children who meltdown by rolling their eyes and retreating to their room, you are probably making a common mistake. Maybe you give your child a time out. Maybe you even get your child to take a few deep breaths and then offer your… Read More

For the next four weeks, we're publishing an article with small yet meaningful tips that will help you make this month a Mindful March for Parents.  If your to-do list is as long as mine, I bet the idea of stopping for 30 minutes to do nothing makes you feel anxious. Am I right? But… Read More

When your children are young, their lives revolve around family. They come to you for comfort, guidance, reassurance and safety—for almost everything. Then they reach adolescence, and family takes second stage as their peers become the center of their attention. They engage with you less. They roll their eyes at everything you say. They spend… Read More

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

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