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September 6, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi

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Entrepreneurs Say Investing in Mindfulness at Work Pays Off

September 6, 2018 09:00 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Mindfulness is a hot topic. Researchers study the impact of mindfulness on the brain and advocates insist it improves their well being. It is more than personal improvement as mindfulness programs have reached into the workplace. A study published in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology in August of this year found that participants in mindfulness training improved their focus at work and had a slight increase in job satisfaction. [More]

July 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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The Power in the Practice of Mindfulness

July 3, 2015 23:59 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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Although the brain is complex, it requires regular maintenance in order to operate at its full capacity. Mindfulness is likened to closing the apps running in the background on a smart phone in order to increase speed and performance. Slowing down and living in the moment can actually improve the function of the mind, body, and overall life experience (Albeinz & Holmes, 2000). [More]

May 11, 2015
by Cynthia Morales

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New Orleans Bans Smoking Citywide, Lights Up Mindfulness As Effective Public Health Intervention

May 11, 2015 10:16 by Cynthia Morales  [About the Author]

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A smoking ban passed in New Orleans went viral across the city after midnight on Wednesday, April 22, putting out a once legal habit in a number of public facilities including bars, restaurants and entertainment venues (“Smoking ban goes into effect in New Orleans”, 2015). It’s a strikingly health conscious move that follows in the footsteps of many other cities, including New York, Chicago and Houston (“Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws — 50 Largest U.S. Cities, 2000 and 2012”) [More]

February 5, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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The Science of Mindfulness and Health

February 5, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Taking the time to learn how to be more mindful is well worth the effort. Researchers are more interested than ever in how mindfulness and meditation affects our health and well-being. According to 2011 research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, there are several ways that mindfulness training can be good for our mental and physical health [More]

August 6, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Personal Authenticity: Going Beyond “Just be yourself”

August 6, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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You have probably heard people say things like “be real” and “just be yourself”, and ‘stay true to yourself”. This is common advice given to children and adults alike. It should be simple, right? Just be who you are. But, there is much more to it than that, and it takes real courage and strength to be your genuine self. [More]