Wellness

The Surprising Science of Happiness

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Watch and Listen, Wellness | Comments Off on The Surprising Science of Happiness

A TED Talk by Dan Gilbert discussing the power of our brains to “synthesize happiness”. “Our longings and our worries are both overblown because we have the capacity to manufacture the very commodity we are chasing when we choose experience.” It is within our power to make our own happiness. http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy.html

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Office Stress: His vs. Hers

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Read, Wellness | Comments Off on Office Stress: His vs. Hers

WSJ article including survey data showing why women feel more stressed in the workplace than men. Read it here

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Workplace Wellness on the Radio

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Watch and Listen, Wellness | Comments Off on Workplace Wellness on the Radio

Carrots and Sticks: Workplace Wellness on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi. http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2013-03-04/carrots-and-sticks-workplace-wellness Aired March 4, 2013

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Read, Wellness | Comments Off on Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

A WSJ review of Marc Schoen’s “Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323419104578374653553608638.html?mod=djemLifeStyle_h

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Meditation for the Rest of Us

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Read, Wellness | 0 comments

Meditation is good for me. I should meditate more. Clear my mind. Get in touch with my inner wisdom. Why can’t I sit still? My ankle is stiff. I should really start making dinner. Focus on the breath . . . . Meditation has long been something I “should” do. I’ve read books, taken classes. I’ve wanted to be the kind of meditator that can sit still for an hour and think only of the rhythm of my breathing. Then, during a yoga class, it dawned on me. Who says mediation has to be sitting still in a quiet place until your legs go numb? And, my yoga teacher (who CAN sit still for hours,...

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Mindfulness & Efficiency

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Read, Wellness | 0 comments

NY Times book review about how mindfulness & meditation can make us more efficient by improving concentration. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/opinion/sunday/the-power-of-concentration.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all

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