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As we finish up our series on reinventing our relationship to stress, I wanted to be sure that one of the most important aspects to building stress-resiliency isn’t forgotten about: Rest and Recovery. Despite all kinds of messaging from productivity podcasts, books on achievement and motivational “experts” telling you that constant hustling is the only...
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You can let your work inspire you or you can let it take you down. This was what my wise yoga teacher said the other day, and it got me thinking about how true it is. In the last decade of teaching mindfulness, stress-resiliency and engagement at work, I’ve found that it doesn’t matter if you’re the...
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Richard Branson on the Value of Vacations

Famous for their long vacations and paid time off benefits, a lot of our international neighbors are the envy of American workers. Even if you did have more paid time off of work, would you use up all of your vacation days? If you’re nodding yes and thinking I’m crazy for even posing this question...
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In my recent interview with Dr. Rick Hanson, we discussed a variety of topics, one of them being this notion of work-life balance. This topic comes up quite often when I am working with business professionals, teachers and parents. Dr. Hanson defines a good work-life balance as the ability to feel fulfilled at the end...
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It’s that time of year again … after some of us indulged our way through the holidays, it’s time to step away from the can of frosting and chart our course for a healthier 2017. But there’s an annual disconnect between our good intentions for the year ahead and the choices we make once the...
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Latest MindfulLifeToday.com blog: How to re-wire your brain for stress resiliency.One of our biggest contributors to stress isn’t the actual situation that is occurring. It’s our INTERPRETATION of events that causes a lot of our daily suffering.

Does your brain have an interpreter? One of our biggest contributors to stress isn’t the actual situation that is occurring.  It’s our INTERPRETATION of events that causes a lot of our daily suffering. Neuropsychologist, Rick Hanson, calls this, the second dart. The first darts of life are the inevitable annoyances that happen throughout our day...
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