A Meditation to Recharge Your Mind

5 Steps to Unplug Your Mind

Take a break from your busy day with this three-minute meditation practice. Your brain will thank you.

Anytime a piece of technology is giving us problems, what’s the first thing we do? We turn it off, and then turn it back on. It’s amazing the variety of issues that this simple trick can solve.  Mindfulness teaches us that the same idea can apply to our minds as well. If we’re in some kind of emotional funk, or if the solution to a problem eludes us, we can learn how to unplug our mind—even for just a minute—and watch how many issues have disappeared when we plug back in. Read full article

Mindfulness Can Improve Strategy, Too

Harvard Business Review  (May 02, 2016)  Justin Talbot-Zorn and Frieda Edgette

Over the course of a couple of decades, meditation has migrated from Himalayan hilltops and Japanese Zendos to corporate boardrooms and corridors of power, including Google, Apple, Aetna, the Pentagon, and the U.S. House of Representatives.

On a personal level, leaders are taking note of empirical research documenting meditation’s potential for reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and improving emotional regulation. Read full article


Mindfulness Coaching: Practice Makes Perfect  (April 2016)  Michael Lerner

Juliet Adams’s coursework for her Masters degree in training and performance management didn’t include mindfulness coaching. And, it showed. She pushed hard to achieve, and paid the price in stress. Adams worked beyond peak performance. The result? Burnout. Then, she discovered mindfulness. With these practical techniques in her mental toolkit, she was able to recognize that her clenched jaw and raised shoulders meant stress and how to shift out of that. Read full article


Workplace stress tops UN agency agenda  (April 2016)

According to the UN agency an ‘always on’ working culture, spurred on by our smartphones, is making the lines between our work and home lives increasingly blurry, with serious consequences for our mental health and wellbeing. Throw in an ongoing global downturn, precarious labour markets and fears over job losses and unemployment – all of which contribute to work-related stress – and the cause of the trend is clear.  Read full article

Contact Sharee to find out how she can support your efforts to develop a mentally healthy workplace.


Janice Marturano Leadership with more clarity and compassion  (March 2016) by Carolyn Gregoire

Janice Marturano had been working as a vice president for General Mills for nearly two decades when she hit the most difficult period of her life and career. Presiding over the company’s $10.5 billion acquisition of Pillsbury in 2000, she found herself working 18 hours a day, seven days a week. She battled constant feelings of stress and fatigue for 18 months straight.   During this time, personal tragedy collided with professional challenge to create “a perfect storm of an extraordinarily difficult time.” Both of Marturano’s parents passed away within six months of one another, but she barely had time to breathe, much less grieve the loss of her mother and father.  Read full article