mindfulness training

3 Lessons to Learn from the School that Adopted Mindfulness Training

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In 2017, a school in Maryland did something amazing—it got rid of detention. Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore replaced detention with meditation and mindfulness training. As a testament to the power of mindfulness, the school has not had to suspend a student in over a year. I find this fascinating, and I think that the rest of the world can learn a few lessons from this pioneering breakthrough in education. Here are three …

4 Mindfulness Exercises for a New You in 2019

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Well folks, it’s that time again! Time to look forward to a fresh start as we see what this year has in store for us. As we say goodbye to 2018 and say hello to 2019, keep these mindfulness exercises in mind if you want this year to be even better than the last. Meditation Meditation is one of the simplest exercises that you can practice in your spare time. It can last as long …

How to Acknowledge Then Silence the Fearful Inner Critic in Your Brain with 3 Enlightening Mindfulness Techniques

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We all have a voice inside our heads that tells us we’re not good enough. Some of the mindfulness techniques that I help clients learn deal this exact problem. “I can’t do this,” the voice says. “I’ll never get what I want.” “I’m not smart enough.” “Why even try?” This is your inner critic, and, as much as it gets in the way of your goals, it’s only trying to protect you. When you want …

Confidence in the Workplace Training? Experts Suggest This ONE Thing

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As a life coach who has helped many professionals manage their career goals and realize their ambitions, I’ve seen plenty of cases of low confidence. All people lack confidence at one point or another, and what I can tell you is that it is possible to feel self-assured, even for those who have never felt it before. What people need is a little bit of confidence in the workplace training to give themselves the boost …

3 Mindfulness Tips to Prevent Your Phone from Blocking REAL Connections

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When I first thought of writing this blog, I didn’t know whether a few mindfulness tips would be enough to combat the ever-growing hold that our smartphones have on us today. The numbers just seemed too steep. Only two years ago in 2016, 77 percent of adults in the U.S. owned a smartphone. Smartphone use seems to begin earlier and earlier, with a whole generation using phones and tablets from as young as three years …