YES!-Saving Lives One Breath at a Time

YES!-Saving Lives One Breath at a Time

Can Meditation Prevent Suicide? It’s no secret that high school has become a lot more stressful than it used to be, from high stakes testing to social stress. In two high schools in the heart of Silicon Valley since 2009, there have been 12 suicides. This has prompted some serious soul searching by parents, school […]

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Where is Your Attention Focused?

Where is Your Attention Focused?

When I was at university in Toronto, I found out that riding a bike in a city with streetcars presents a very special challenge. I’m riding along and, for the first time, come to a street with tracks; they’re embedded in the road, just a little metal channel… the perfect size to cause big problems […]

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Daniel Goleman’s New Focus

Daniel Goleman’s New Focus

What’s your focus?  How do you decide?  Do feelings play a role? Daniel Goleman’s new book explores the research and practice of attention — which turns out to be a powerful tool to create positive change.  Here’s why he wrote the book – and why it matters to those of us committed to emotional intelligence. […]

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The Mindful Heart

The Mindful Heart

When we talk about mindfulness, we’re not just practicing an awareness of logical mind, we’re seeking a profound opening to our whole mind. The mind that encompasses more than cognitive thought. So I’ve often thought we should consider “heartfulness” as well as “mindfulness.” Perhaps we can consider this interaction “The Mindful Heart”? It is in this intersection that emotional intelligence thrives.

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EQ, Mindfulness, and Gratitude…Islands of Peace in Stressful Times

EQ, Mindfulness, and Gratitude…Islands of Peace in Stressful Times

Dedicated to the memory of the 20 children and 6 adults who lost their lives in last week’s senseless shooting in Newtown, CT. In these holiday weeks, full of both great joy and also terrible sadness, I’ve become really interested in the connections between mindfulness, gratitude, and EQ. These three pursuits seem more important than […]

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