Looking for more Mindfulness in 2019

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I have spent some time thinking about goals for the upcoming year. But we all know how that turns out. Studies say that 80-percent of people fail in their New Year’s Resolutions by February.  We deliver a proclamation about life-altering changes that we plan on making and then shortly into the New Year, we fail to keep up our promise to ourselves and devolve back to our old ways and maybe even add a little self-loathing for good measure.

Well, this year will be different thanks to the development of a more realistic resolution. Having been on the lookout for a way to build a little bit more mindfulness into my routine, I stumbled upon the work of Dan Harris and the folks at 10-percent happier. Dan has a can’t miss proposal for anyone who wants to give mindfulness a shot for 2019 with his creation of a guilt-free safety net when you miss a day.  The excerpt below from Dan’s article in this month’s edition of Men’s Health sums up the  nicely:

First, aiming to meditate most days, rather than every day, is a good goal. Consistency counts—the more often you meditate, the easier it gets and the deeper and more enduring the benefits—but if you miss a day, your inner critic won’t have a chance to call you a failure. I call this approach “daily-ish.” It has elasticity, or “psychological flexibility,” 

This sounds like a foolproof plan! Even better is the fact that 10-percent happier has a New Year’s challenge beginning this week and with three weeks of FREE access to support people who would like to add more mindfulness to their repertoire.

#BPSCon Welcomes Mindfulness Expert Caitlin Krause

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We are excited to have Caitlin Krause, the founder of MindWise, join us all day Wednesday at BPSCon.  Caitlin has been a featured speaker at numerous events around the world for her insights on the importance of integrating Mindfulness into schools and classrooms.  In addition, she is finishing up her first book Mindful by Design (Corwin Press), which addresses mindfulness, neuroscience, creativity and innovative learning with a compassionate, curiosity-driven mindset, focusing on connection at the core.

Caitlin will run three one-hour morning sessions titled Mindfulness-Beyond the Buzzword and then a two-hour session after lunch titled “Mindfulness by Design” Mindset: Back to School, All About Connection.