Your brain is like a sponge. It takes in everything. Every sound you hear, sight you see, food you eat, everything you experience feeds directly into your brain. Normally, this is a good thing. We take in these experiences and we learn.Read More
If there is one thing that I’ve learned about this time of year, it’s that its easy to burn yourself out on holiday cheer. There are so many things on the to-do list… The holiday season can be overwhelming in the extreme. It’s the end of the year, the beginning of winter. The days are short, the nights are long. That is why it is more important than ever to practice self-care around the end of December.Read More
Find yourself losing focus? Hard to make a decision? Feeling the pressure of the day? Needing a creative solution? If so, a quick round of meditation maybe just what you need. Meditation is getting a lot of press these days with studies on its effectiveness in enhancing concentration, clarity, and physiological and emotional stress reduction. “Mindfulness”, the skill of being present and aware that comes from meditating, it is a growing leadership practice as well. Meditation can take many forms to quiet the mind and we often think we need to be sitting in stillness for a period of time in order to be meditating. But I’ve noticed that high powered, busy and productive people need to have a number of alternatives for reaching this state of mindfulness. Today I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite options, the 5-minute guerilla meditation. Below is an example and then an then an explain how you can use this practice for yourself.