Everywhere we look, Jackson Hole included, good people with good intentions struggle to solve problems.

We are overwhelmed by everyday stressors, and without adequate coping skills this negative energy and approach can lead to a lack of civility in our daily interactions which has a toxic effect on our workplaces, institutions, schools, and families. Research shows that the outcomes of this cycle across a community are demonstrated by a myriad of symptoms – from poor staff morale and employee absenteeism to teen substance abuse, depression, and anxiety.

 
 
 
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WHY MINDFULNESS IS A SUPERPOWER, HAPPIFY.COM

Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. This short video from Dan Harris and happify.com offers a simple, witty explanation of the power of mindfulness.

 

When science meets mindfulness, the harvard gazette

In recent decades, public interest in mindfulness meditation has soared. Paralleling, and perhaps feeding, the growing popular acceptance has been rising scientific attention. The number of randomized controlled trials — the gold standard for clinical study — involving mindfulness has jumped from one in the period from 1995‒1997 to 11 from 2004‒2006, to a whopping 216 from 2013‒2015, according to a recent article summarizing scientific findings on the subject.

 
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mindfulness and management, harvard business review

Mindfulness is now seen as a crucial skill in business. Meditation practices have the capacity to calm the mind, relax the body, boost resilience, and even increase situational awareness. The study of mindfulness — often defined as paying attention, nonjudgmentally and on purpose — is a regular part of the creativity and wellness culture at firms around the world.

 
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future of work: mindfulness as a leadership practice jeanne meister, forbes

I first learned about mindfulness at the moment I needed it the most: I was referred to the mindfulness work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Medical Schoolby my surgeon after breaking both my ankle and top of my foot in an accident.

 
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MINDFULNESS AND TEENagers, the guardian

Psychologists and neuroscientists from Oxford University and University College London plan unprecedented trial of how mindfulness affects mental health.