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Me, taking a "meditation selfie" on a lunch break. I set a personal goal to take several five-minute meditation breaks every day for a month. While I didn't quite hit those numbers, it still changed how I feel.
No quiet corner or cross-legged position required.
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I first tried meditation in my office about three years ago, when a group of colleagues met in a conference room for a quick guided session. I remember that first simple meditation so well: After abou...
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The RAIN acronym is an ancient Buddhist mindfulness tool to cope with hardship.
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A little bit of ‘om’ can lead to a lot of ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’.
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Four hours of ambient bliss.
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Even thirty seconds will help.
Yet another reason to schedule time off.
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Kids should be in on the action, too.
We take our bodies to a day spa, but where do we take our brains?
Basically, it will help you dominate in the office.
It's proven and it works. Hear us out.
Even if you only have a minute.
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There’s just so much we aren’t aware of.
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You can take back the moment with a single, but special, exhale.
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