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Breathe and focus

Keeping focus is essential for some tasks (Santa Barbara, Calif.)—If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again—and breathe and focus. According to a study by researchers at the UC Santa Barbara, as little as two weeks of mindfulness training can significantly improve reading comprehension, working memory capacity and ability to… Continue reading Breathe and focus

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Peace through Nonviolent communication

In one of life's weird coincidences, I recently encountered two people in the space of two weeks, who had studied nonviolent communication (NVC). I was intrigued. Apparently NVC is a method of resolving conflict so successful, it has been used in hot spots such as the Balkins and Israel. So, I checked out the website… Continue reading Peace through Nonviolent communication

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Zen and the art of Mindfulness

“Sit all together in meditation. Become peacefully calm and quiet, without motion, without stillness, without birth, without destruction, without coming or going, with no judgments of right or wrong, neither staying nor going. This, then, is the Great Way.” Hui Neng, Sixth Zen Patriarch Mindfulness is a central concept in Buddhism, which basically means paying… Continue reading Zen and the art of Mindfulness