Why mindfulness matters, now more than ever

3 Comments by / September 27, 2014 / Posted in Meditation, Mindfulness

The following blog was written by a dear friend, Tom Stacey of TheWordsmith.com. I worked for a number of years with Tom for 4 years at Vistage. A man of many talents attested to by wide and varied background: – Web content strategy and execution– Messaging via social channels: blogs, Facebook, G+, Twitter, LinkedIn, drip [...]

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Mindfulness: Catching the small things

1 Comment by / September 11, 2014 / Posted in Mindfulness

Today is the feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Fifty-five years ago on this day I along with 43 other novices of the Fratrum Ordinis Eremitarum Sancti Augustini (Augustinians). As Brothers of the Order of Hermits of St Augustine we professed our vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. I realize that it is all the [...]

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Mindful When It Seemed There Was No Mind

0 Comment by / August 16, 2014 / Posted in Mindfulness, Uncategorized

Last Monday I went to the Ken Theater to see the movie: Alive Inside. In communication, the seemingly inert brain comes alive. To me it is an example of where the mind is not synonymous with the brain. The brain is a secondary organ like heart, liver, lungs. Often mind and brain are seen as [...]

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Mindfulness and The Holistic Expanded Present

0 Comment by / July 11, 2014 / Posted in Meditation, Mindfulness

“Yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow only a vision, but today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” Sanskrit Observation Gustavo Grodnitzky is in the final days of releasing his book on “Culture Trumps Everything:The Unexpected Truth About the Ways Environment Changes Biology, Psychology, and [...]

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Mindfulness and Who Do I Believe

0 Comment by / May 3, 2014 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

The paths to enlightenment are as numerous as there are people. Some gain it in an instant. Others struggle for years. Some never attain it. Carl Sagan in this interview with Charlie Rose touches on this topic of learning what we need to learn. He speaks to our need to be educated (life-long learners) and [...]

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A Moment of Mindfulness on World Down Syndrome Day

0 Comment by / March 21, 2014 / Posted in Mindfulness

Bob Anderson of Leading Challenges talking about EQ shared with Jim Wyner’s and my Vistage KEY 777 yesterday a definition of the word: Empathy. Empathy is defined as: Recognizing, understanding, and appreciating how other people feel. Empathy involves being able to articulate my understanding of another perspective and behaving in a way that respects others’ [...]

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Mindfulness & Movement: A Movement To Help Children Move

2 Comments by / March 15, 2014 / Posted in Mindfulness

My daughters from early childhood were raised with the saying: If you want to know the future, create it. Their children are now creating their future. The future is created by what we do now, and hopefully intentionally. I had the opportunity to dialogue with Leah Kalish, MA, former Program Director of Yoga Ed., about [...]

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Mindfulness dot calm: Accepting all of me and Throwing Away notions

2 Comments by / February 6, 2014 / Posted in Breathe, Meditation, Mindfulness

Andrea Miller shares her experience in the March issue of

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Mindfulness: The Spirit of Music & Dance Echoes Through The Eons.

0 Comment by / January 3, 2014 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

We have no word for Good Bye for Life is Forever. Thanks to Bruce Peters, long time friend, mentor to leaders and co-host of CEOhq-Radio, who shared this piece after reading my blog yesterday. If you want to view the entire KPBS presentation go to: A Concert for Reconciliation of the Cultures (Live at Mt. [...]

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Mindfulness: Looking at an Attitude of Gratitude

1 Comment by / November 25, 2013 / Posted in Mindfulness

At Thanksgiving it is helpful to remind ourselves of the blessings we are, we give, we have, we receive. We are a moment in time. What contribution do I make to this moment of time in my life and the lives of all those whose lives I touch. This short TED talk on Gratitude touches [...]

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