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Archive Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hack Your Brain

Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise

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Learn to live in your body

Meditation Class Teaching Video 3 of 4. In this body we learn how to develop mindfulness and awareness of the body. Through the practice of awareness we get out of our head and into our heart!

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How to Relax Under Pressure [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery Your brain is made up of billions of neurons

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How To Make Mindful Choices [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on

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How Compassion Heals Regret [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future.” Quevedo Prakash made a mistake. He realized it and learned

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When You Lose Your Breath [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thích Nhất Hạnh Suku, the peaceful, balanced, and

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Conscious Expression [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.” Ralph Waldo Emerson How can you control a wild horse? You can tie the horse down

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Don’t Forget To Celebrate [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip

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What is Mindfulness? How can it help me?

Meditation Class Teaching Video 2 of 4. This is a class on describing what mindfulness is, how we practice it and how it can make our lives better.

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Beginning A Meditation Practice

Meditation Class Teaching Video 1 of 4 of a four part class series. In this clip we learn why meditation practice is necessary and it can reduce stress. We also do a 5 minute guided meditation at the

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Guilt Is Healthy, Shame Is Not

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something

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Every Emotion Is A Love Story [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” Daniel Goleman In my last post we covered the first three

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Every Emotion Is Useful [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin This being human is a guesthouse. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected

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You Can’t Be Rational If You’re Not Emotional [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing about.” Pascal You can’t be rational if you are too emotional. But you can’t be rational

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What Would A Bodhisattva Do?

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.” Nisargadatta Maharaj Bodhisattva is

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Wisdom Of The Witness [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “I am no one, so I can be any one, become each one, and see every one, as One.” “Fascinating!” Mr. Spock The fourth perspective is

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“What Would They Think?”

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Don’t worry about what others think” seems like a bad idea to me. Better consider what others think, decide what’s right for

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No Empathy Without Sympathy [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “Empathy without sympathy is dangerous; sympathy without empathy is blind.” The world that appears to your eye is the world that appears to

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What You See Is Not What Is

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “A man whose axe was missing suspected his neighbor’s son. The boy walked like a thief, looked like a thief, and spoke like a thief. But the

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Perspectives That Make Smart People [Video]

By Fred Kofman Philosopher and Vice President at Linkedin “The more you become nobody, the more you can become anybody. The more you become anybody, the more you become everybody.” A sign of cognitive

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