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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

September 6, 2015

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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings — Mindful awareness practices will help teachers recognize and regulate emotional reactivity in their classrooms. Although teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, it is also one of the most demanding. Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in […]

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Mindfulness for teachers

July 26, 2015

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Mindfulness for teachers by Patricia A. Jennings —  Think about the people who have made a meaningful difference in your life and a teacher will probably come to mind. Every day, teachers make valuable and long-lasting contributions to the lives of our children and grandchildren. However, 50 percent of teachers today leave the profession after […]

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The problem is eating — not food

May 24, 2015

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The problem is eating — not food by Karen R. Koenig —  If you have put on weight and are thinking that food is your main problem, think again. Sugar and fat have been the culprits in our war on obesity for such a long time that we have come to take for granted that […]

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Teaching mindfulness and compassion in schools

May 12, 2015

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Teaching mindfulness and compassion in schools by Daniel Rechtschaffen —  Schools across the globe are turning to mindfulness in the hope that it will be an antidote for the rising stress, emotional dysfunction and attention deficit in their students. Ongoing research reveals that a consistent mindfulness practice can help us to be happier, more focused, […]

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The power of mindfulness in healing chronic and life-threatening illness

October 28, 2013

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by Dr. Eileen R. Borris —  It is thought that stress management and mindfulness training can reduce the long-term chances for heart patients to experience future cardiac events, and also provide immediate and significant healthcare cost savings. All around us, we encounter people with concerns about heart disease. You may be one of them — […]

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Meditation improves the immune system

August 16, 2012

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Many natural methods are available to keep us healthy, but only recently have researchers begun to prove the benefits of these methods. Research shows that if you want to improve your health and your immune system, try meditation. The practice — an essential part of Buddhist and Indian yoga traditions — has entered the mainstream, […]

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Why is deep breathing so important?

August 11, 2012

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by Sheila Eastman —  We all breathe every second of every day and think nothing of it. If you watch a baby breathe, you will see the stomach expand on the inhale, like a balloon blowing up, and inflate on the exhale. However, if you put your hand on your chest and stomach right now, […]

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Yoga — beyond the boundaries

February 23, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  Yoga invites you to move beyond the boundaries of your perceptions. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 25, 2011) seems to question whether there are benefits to yoga beyond the physical. The article cites a study that states, “The physical aspects of yoga are effective at relieving low […]

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