The Mindful Goods Newsletter

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Mindful Parenting (Vienna, Austria)

Ongoing 2019

This four-part Mindful Parenting Course is being held at the Common Room in Vienna. The course begins with an introduction to mindfulness; examines self-awareness and self-management, and moves into how to connect better with our children through self-compassion, empathy and gratitude. Please click here for more information.

Search Inside Yourself at Tvoj Buddy (Bratislava, Slovakia)

January 2019

Had a wonderful experience teaching Search Inside Yourself to a non-profit in Bratislava called Buddy. Buddy works with the children that most of society forgets about, orphans over age 12, who lack the stable care of a loving adult. Each child is paired with an adult volunteer who provides attachment and emotional support for a period of at least three years. If we want to prevent future homelessness, violence etc in our societies, and give every person some sense of a fair chance, supporting an organization like Buddy is a good place to start. Website is here: 

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Mindfulness in the News

How Calm is going beyond an app to promote meditation and mindfulness

March 9, 2019

Why stop at an app? The $1 billion Calm app has big plans for its future. Says their CEO Michael Acton Smith, “We’d love to do Calm hotels. Our real ambition is to eventually buy an island and create Calm Island, the world’s most relaxing resort.” Fast Company


Smartphone mindfulness app may help curb loneliness

March 15, 2019

Tech offering a possible antidote for our tech addicted times. “Adults who spend just 20 minutes a day using a smartphone mindfulness training app may feel less lonely and have more social interactions than people who don’t, a small experiment suggests.” Reuters


Discerning What Matters As Leaders: Love

Feb 26, 2019

Cultural shift: Forbes wants us to love each other a little more at work. “What is disengagement but a lack of love for what you’re doing? What are disconnected teams but a lack of caring and belonging among the people within them? What is employee well-being but a leader’s deep caring and concern for the men and women that they are charged with leading? And what is good business other than caring for your customers and offering them your love through products and services you offer them?” Forbes


The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate

Feb 20, 2019

“We are naturally driven by self-interest; it’s necessary to survive. But we need wise self-interest that is generous and cooperative, taking others’ interests into account.” Harvard Business Review 


Schools in England Introduce a New Subject: Mindfulness

Feb. 4, 2019

How exciting - 370 schools in the UK “will start to practice mindfulness as part of a study to improve youth mental health, the British government said.” This is clearly a sign of the growing recognition that schools need to pay attention to children’s emotional development. NY Times