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What is Mindfulness?

Where does mindfulness come from? Naturally, you might hear this question a lot. It has been addressed on several occasions but there is no final answer, no last word on the matter. The many mindfulness teachers and advocates who encouraged the society to start Mindful, believing that mindfulness is an inherent human capability that belongs to anyone. It is your birthright. What is it exactly? Since it’s a quality of mind, it’s not easy to have a single, agreed-upon-by-everybody, one-size-fits-all…

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Can you stay sane in an open-space office?

Everyone needs alone time: arrive an hour early or have lunch outside the office to give yourself a breather. It’s already become popular to work in a wall-free space for decades. It seems that everyone got used to this and do not think whether it is easy to deal with the sensory overload – the unexpected phenomenon in our hectic lives nowadays. The open working space has been accepted by many companies to foster collaboration, employee bonding and an egalitarian…

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Mindfulness is the future of being present

Mindfulness has occupied a central point in modern life. Probably, you are one of the many who is using this technique to deal with your high-paces, overstretched schedules. And this is not surprising because mindfulness has now become an accepted adjunct therapy for many conditions, especially in the field of mental health. Its pupillarity makes researchers refining the understanding of the power of paying attention in some of life’s most important moments . For all the research showing the benefits…

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Stress slows your reaction to danger increasing vulnerability

Do you know that suffering stressful events may compromise your body’s perception of new threats or danger? The recent study perfomed by a team of researchers at the New York University challenged a long-held notion that stress keeps the body on high alert. The researchers have suggested that while predicting potential threats in the environment is crucial for survival, it remains equally important to prime the body into a flexible state where stress responses can be effectively controlled when new sources of…

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