This week’s roundup of international mindful news all in one place waiting for you to ignite your mind!

Even Mindfulness Meditation Has Turned Into a Minefield

An essay that came out on July 25, offering a critique of mindfulness, is creating quite the stir. I’ll show how this follows a pattern I’ve seen. Over the last few years, I’ve been reading about a wide range of topics, largely to inform a book I wrote on practical ways to address rising polarization.

How Mindfulness Improves Strategic Thinking – Mindful

Over the course of a couple of decades, meditation has migrated from Himalayan hilltops and Japanese Zendos to corporate boardrooms and corridors of power, including Google, Apple, Aetna, the Pentagon, and the U.S. House of Representatives. On a personal level, leaders are taking note of empirical research documenting meditation’s potential for reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and improving emotional regulation.

7 Of The Best Mindfulness & Meditation Books That’ll Help You *Really* Switch Off

In a world where you can access your emails from just about anywhere, where the insta pressure is real, and where you need to be picture perfect at all times, it can be easy to lose yourself. If you’re not hustling, it can feel like you’re taking…

Can Videogames Improve Emotional Intelligence in Teenagers?

A new study has shown that videogames, when used as part of an emotional intelligence training program, can help teenagers evaluate, express, and manage their own emotions immediately after the training. The study design, interpretation of results, and implications of these findings are published in Games for Health Journal, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

The Amazing Effects of Gratitude – Mindful

Practicing gratitude can have a positive effect on both body and mind. Here’s how to practice gratitude in your own life. The majority of us are familiar with the idea of being grateful for something-we learn from an early age to say “thank you” when we receive birthday gifts, or someone holds the door open for us.

Are your staff scared of you? (And why it may be costing you a fortune)

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2019 Picture the scene. A frustrated CEO exclaims: “My team just won’t speak up! They aren’t coming up with ideas. They’re just not stepping up.” Meanwhile the team whisper that the last time someone spoke up they were side-lined, ignored, publicly humiliated or even left the company.

What Draws Us to Places With Happy Memories?

If somebody asks, “are you a coffee addict?” I may say, “Yeah it seems like it, but only in my office.” I don’t have that much craving for coffee at home, but just being in the office, where I used to drink coffee all the time seeking to get caffeine jitters, seems to trigger my caffeine-addicted brain.

Science Confirms Why Lack of Sleep Makes You Grumpy and Lonely

I consider myself to be a kind, sociable person, but some days I feel short and grumpy. “Why has no one emptied the dishwasher?” I hear myself shouting. “Not right now,” I’ll snap in response to a request for help. I try to get perspective, using all the mindfulness tools at my disposal: from meditation to affirmations.