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Worth a Second Look: My 8 Favorite Posts from 2016

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Check out the FREE INFOGRAPHICS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING MATERIALS, AND MUCH MORE from these 2016 posts!

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Got workaholic tendencies? Then maybe it’s time to take a break! Whether you’re vacationing or simply enjoying a day at the beach, these link-filled articles can help you connect with some great tools & media that will help you shift gears, http://www.cheapambienpriceonline.com re-energize and maybe even reclaim that long-lost enthusiasm.

 

Free 6-Minute Video Helps You Train Yourself in Mindfulness Meditation

“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” — Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks

Take a Break: A Mindfulness Meditation in the PA Countryside from PM Minimalist.

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Yearly Vacation? Why Not a Daily Vacation? — Learn to Meditate!

Topic: Meditation: How, why, and tools
Format: Blog posts, podcasts, and links
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

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If you’re like most of us, you wish your vacations would last much longer. In fact, I confess that I used to start feeling the dread of “vacation’s over” several days before my precious vacation was actually over.  I’ve since discovered, however, that my meditation practice provides me with brief, refreshing “daily vacations” every day.  So this year, why not use your official vacation time to learn to meditate? Unlike that sunburn and your empty wallet, your new meditation practice will continue providing daily benefits long after your official vacation’s just a memory.

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Beginner’s Guide to Meditation: Part 1, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Mindfulness

Topic: Mindfulness & meditation for beginners
Format: Blog post & 22 minute podcast profiling Jon Kabat-Zinn’s approach to mindfulness (an excellent starting point for learning to meditate) & links to many supporting resources and guided meditation audios
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, with mindfulness meditation:  “You’re not trying to put yourself into some kind of calm stupor, but a vivid and lucid awareness of what’s actually unfolding moment by moment… you’re very alert!” Now I’m fairly new at the practice of meditation. But one thing I know for sure is that Jon Kabat-Zinn is the most sensible, down-to-earth voice that I’ve heard among the many meditation advocates.  In this post (also a 22 minute podcast) on my Inspired Project Teams blog, I provide an overview of mindfulness and the practice of mindful meditation from his perspective. At the end of the post are many links to related resources, including guided meditation audios.

So, if you’ve been wondering about meditation or the practice of mindfulness, or if you’ve been looking for a practical, no-nonsense approach to help you learn how to meditate, this blog post and podcast is for you. (Also available on iTunes.)

Inspired Project Teams post & 22 min. podcast “Practice Mindfulness” — http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=766

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Train Yourself for a Right Brain Workplace: Part 1, Background

Topic:  Why right brain perspectives & abilities are so important in today’s job market; what right brain consciousness really means, and how to begin to quiet your left brain so your right brain can work its magic
Format: Video and audio downloads (MP3s & Podcasts)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

“The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind—computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind—creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers. These people—artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers—will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” — From Daniel Pink in A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


In this post, I’m going to share some ways you can learn more about your so-called “right brain” and why it’s so important to your job security (and your career) to develop your right brain perspectives and abilities. In addition, I’ll share links to some great interviews from Oprah’s Soul Series that shed much light on these issues.

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