Vitality Habits and Training in the News
Mindfulness Comes to Work
Mindful living is one of the top 10 trends for 2014 and beyond -- and perhaps for good reason. New research has shown that mindfulness-based and therapeutic yoga programs can be effective interventions to target employees' high stress levels, sleep quality and stress response. So should HR professionals consider adding such programs to their employee-benefits mix? read more >>
Silicon Valley Say Step Away From the Device
.... The concern, voiced in conferences and in recent interviews with many top executives of technology companies, is that the lure of constant stimulation — the pervasive demand of pings, rings and updates — is creating a profound physical craving that can hurt productivity and personal interactions. read more >>
Mindfulness a Presence at Davos
.... it was fascinating that the hottest topic at this year's conference was mindfulness -- with multiple sessions not only devoted to talking about the science of it, but to how to practice it, as well. .... [mindfulness] does have very direct relevance on some very tangible problems, like health care costs and productivity. read more >>
Can Mindful Meditation Increase Profits?
In amongst all the talk of boosting the global economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, something called 'mindfulness' crept on to the programme for the first time.
Peter Deng -- Founder of Instagram
Applied Mindfulness: 3 Ways to insert Mindfulness into Your Busy Life
From the 2014 Wisdom Conference
Who is Practicing & Endorsing
Vitality & Mindfulness Training?
Nerio Allesandri -- CEO, Technogym
Health is wealth, says president and founder of Italian equipment company Technogym. read more >>
Mark Bertolini -- CEO, Aetna
Brought meditation and yoga to Aetna after they helped him recover from a serious skiing accident. read more >>
Larry Brilliant -- Former CEO, Google
Advocating mindfulness practice and the importance of mental calm and composure in addressing students in this 2013 Harvard School Commencement Address.
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Bill Ford -- Chariman, Ford Motor Co.
Uses wisdom purposefully in business and is a big proponent of meditation in the business world. read more >>
Bill George -- Boardmember Exxon Mobil & Goldman Sachs
Pursues mindfulness to achieve clarity and health. He says it has been integral in his career, calling it the single best thing that happened to him in terms of his leadership. read more >>
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Steve Jobs -- Founder/Former CEO, Apple Corp.
Credited meditation for his legendary ability to tune out distractions. read more >>
Rupert Murdoch -- Chairman, News Corp.
Underscores that mindfulness offers him modern non-religious type of meditation to focus. read more >>
Bob Shapiro -- Former CEO Monsanto
Experienced that people perhaps had come into mindfulness with some degree of skepticism yet found the experience useful.
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Robert Stiller -- CEO, Green Mountain Coffee
Says that one can be much more effective, focus better and accomplish one’s tasks if one has a meditation practice. read more >>
Padmasree Warrior -- CTO, Cisco Systems
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AOL & Huffington Post Media
Visit the Oxford University Mindfulness Center
BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS & THE EU
Joost Callen -- CEO Durabrik
Ivo Mechels -- International Director Lobby & Press, Boardmember: Test-Aankoop
Watch interview with Ivo Mechels
Wouter Torfs -- CEO Schoenen Torfs
Mark Van der Voorde -- Finance Director K3 International