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Is Mindfulness Effective? | Hal Movius

Do you practice mindfulness? Here’s an interesting piece questioning the evidence that it is effective.  On the other hand, this interesting counter piece argues that mindfulness can and should be a prelude to action. Here’s how I think about it: mindfulness is an emotion-focused coping strategy (one that tries to help us escape or modify [...]

2018-03-26T09:23:17+00:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |

Building Resolve to Engage with Political Adversaries | Hal Movius

Much will be written about the 2016 Presidential election. Its outcome signaled a realignment in political coalitions but also reflected an increasingly balkanized information environment, with people reading and watching sources that reinforced their beliefs and emotions. For some people in America – at least half, if the polls are right – the morning of 11/9 [...]

2018-03-26T09:16:47+00:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |

“Rude” Behaviors in the Workplace | Joanna Chango

A New York Times article this week described reportedly common rude behaviors in the workplace. More and more people are recognizing that how we behave toward one another in key conversations and meetings can impact performance, efficiency, job satisfaction, and health. Yet previous research done by Jim Coan, John Gottman and others suggests that some [...]

2018-03-26T09:05:51+00:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |