Mindfulness and Meditation

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Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
(Benjamin Franklin)

Do you practice mindfulness? Do you meditate daily? These concepts have been around for thousands of years, and they are still extremely helpful in everyday life. Mindfulness can be defined as simply drawing your attention to the present moment. Meditation is quieting the mind – often by focusing on a mantra, guided visualization, or simply on your breath.

Mindfulness and meditation are benefical to our minds, bodies, and spirits. They can change our perspective, open our awareness, and help us to create significant change in our lives. While there are endless resources availabile, getting started with either can be intimidating.

As we head into the weekend, we wanted to share a few links and ideas for meditation, mindfulness, and happiness from around the web:

This article from The New Yorker explains how mindfulness might help with your career. After reading it, you might want to add 10% Happier by Dan Harris to your bookshelf.

Lucent App will help clear your mental fog with a simple five-minute morning ritual. Check out their Meditation 101 for a helpful starter guide.

We are huge fans of Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday show on OWN. Her interview with Russell Simmons could help you find Success Through Stillness.

If you think these practices are just for adults, read about why children need mindfulness.

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