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

 

Why we need to make a case for mindfulness and positive psychology in UK classrooms

As parents who graduated a long time ago, it can be tempting to sweep children’s stress and anxiety under the rug and tell them that they’re actually living the best days of their lives. But psychologists beg to differ.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: Why we have ‘mindfulness zones’ where employees put away phones, clear their minds

CEO Marc Benioff explains why having “mindfulness zones” in the Salesforce offices is important for maintaining a culture of innovation.

Mindfulness Meditation for Business Leaders – Thrive Global

mind·ful·ness /ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/ noun the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something Mindfulness practice has been around for thousands of years, and even for quite some time in the business world. In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn envisioned bringing mindfulness from its roots in Eastern religion to mainstream America.

Time passes faster for meditators, French researchers find

A recent study asked people to estimate short and long intervals of time after completing a mindfulness meditation exercise.The results showed that all the participants reported that time seemed to pass more quickly than it did in reality.Neuroscience research shows that meditation can help reduce anxiety and increase happiness.

How to combat decision fatigue

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2019 Steve Jobs’ wardrobe didn’t hold 200 versions of the same black jumper for no reason.* The logic was simple. On the basis that the average person makes around 35,000 decisions daily, he knew that by choosing the same turtleneck, jeans and trainers everyday he reduced the number of unimportant decisions he had to make, leaving more room for those that really mattered.

Are You Being ‘Too Small?’ 3 Mindfulness Steps For You To Explore

A while back, I was guiding a mindful leadership session with a group of experienced leader-meditators. It was late afternoon, the end of a work day, and we slowly moved from sitting practice to mindful yoga and then to a reflection on the following line written by David Whyte: “There comes a time when you find that you’ve promised yourself to things that are just too small.”

Warrior pose: Sierra Leone’s soldiers heal trauma with yoga

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sergeant Felixon Musa stands tall, arms raised in front of a group of 100 Sierra Leonean soldiers, taking them through a yoga routine he thinks is as important as any arms drill. He learned the moves from a yoga teacher who died in West Africa’s Ebola epidemic in 2014.

Mindfulness Meditation: A Practice for Finding Our Way Back to Connection – The Good Men Project

A friend recently gave me a book by Tibetan Buddhist monk Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche called In Love with the World, almost every page of which is knocking me on my ass. Mingyur tells the story of sneaking away from his monastery at the age of 36 to spend four years wandering India on foot, begging for food.