What is Happiness & How Happy are you?

What is happiness and can it really be based upon simple practices? CEO, Rick Breden, tells a story about practicing happiness and shares his thoughts about the qualities, attitudes and practices that will lead us to a happier and more successful life.

How Posture Effects Your Performance

The way one carries and takes care of their body is a critical step, and is an often overlooked key to peak performance. Learn the benefits of a good posture and how you can practice good posture in this article.

Bringing Compassion into the Workplace

When we treat ourselves and others compassionately, we tend to come together in a collaborative manner that boosts the group as a whole. With this, deep relationships are formed, trust is established, and a willingness to collaborate on projects and shared visions is cultivated, which has a direct impact on a company’s bottom line.

Why a Positive Presence is Essential to Leaders

Sometimes maintaining a positive presence at work is much easier said than done. However, by being mindful of your own presentation and making a conscious effort to exude a positive energy and vibe, you can make an immense impact on your employees and the company culture.

Finding Inner Happiness

Finding Inner Happiness

 
 
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In this episode of Natural Tendencies, Rick guides you through a seated breathing meditation that will help you become aware of the many elements of happiness that are around you all the time.

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Learn how to “wake up” to the countless miracles around and within you, return to the present moment, express gratitude, and reunite your mind and body in this mindfulness practice.

The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Bringing mindfulness to the workplace has the potential to decrease people’s stress and anxiety through heightened awareness, which in turn leads to improved performance. Also, perhaps most importantly from a leadership perspective, mindfulness encourages engagement. Learn how being fully present as a leader— and allowing your team to be fully in the moment — will reap rewards both personally and professionally.

Mindfulness Practice: Breathing In & Out

Mindfulness of our breath is the first deep practice of mindfulness and presence. When practiced mindfully for a few moments, the practice in this post has the ability to bring us back to the present moment and in doing so, improve our happiness.

Taming the Monkey Mind

Taming the Monkey Mind
Natural Tendencies

 
 
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Feeling stressed and unsettled? In this special episode of Natural Tendencies, Rick shares his thoughts on meditation and the benefits of establishing your own meditation practice. He provides simple meditation ideas that are accessible to everybody and guides you through the process of establishing awareness through mind-body connection.

Chucking Kale at your Husband

Chucking Kale at your Husband
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In Episode 4 of Natural Tendencies Rick talks to a passionate creative who struggles with dealing with the “spongey” stuff that occupies her mind and the dissatisfaction inherent in being creative…sometimes manifesting into throwing kale at her husband. (Featuring a guest appearance by an epic thunderstorm… )