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5 easy ways to be more mindful

  Some times people are resistant to the idea of mindfulness because they think it is going to take time out of their already-busy day. But the beauty of mindfulness is that you can practice it in little spurts, and these spurts help spur you making you feel calmer and more in control. Here are…

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Stressed out at work? We have some ideas

If you make one resolution this year, choose to be more mindful in your everyday life. Sometimes that can seem easier said than done. Especially if you are stressed out and are worried that mindfulness is yet another task that has to be done. However, the great thing about mindfulness is that it can be seamlessly integrated…

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Holiday Mindfulness

Holiday Mindfulness

The December and Christmas holiday period can be fun, but it can also be stressful. There are parties and get-togethers with family and friends, but there is also shopping, cooking, cleaning and a seemingly endless number of tasks, errands and jobs to prepare for the holidays as well. Here are 5 easy ways to remember…

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How can mindfulness meditation make you a better leader?

A leader needs clear thinking, and mindfulness can help you achieve that. It’s a tool, and a smart leader doesn’t leave a useful tool in the box. Some people have the idea that mindfulness meditation is simply about emptying your mind. And if you are someone who is attached to the image of yourself as a thinker,…

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Neuromagic: Why we are fooled by our own minds

We all know the mind can play tricks on us. But how? Australian magician Nicholas J. Johnson’s new show Deceptology explores what’s known as neuromagic — a field of study that explores why our brains are fooled by magic tricks. Johnson’s interest in neuroscience dates back to 2009 when he was hospitalised with a chronic…

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The neuroscience of habits

We all have habits — some good, some bad and some we don’t notice at all. Whether you are a grandparent or a teenager, many of daily actions are habits. Showering every day is a habit… but so is chewing your nails. However, research suggests that those of us who can’t switch from acting habitually…

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