Overcoming Overwhelm in a Fast-Paced World

At the end of the day, life will always be busy: The demands of the modern world are becoming more intense as technology continues to evolve and we are becoming accustomed to a more and more fast paced lifestyle. However, by becoming aware of your own workaholic tendencies and incorporating small practices that slow you down and bring you back to your center, you can learn how to deal with “overwhelm”mode in a healthy way, and will maybe even find that you can accomplish more in the process.

Embracing Interconnectivity & Change

Everything is interconnected. This simple truth, when cultivated, can transform our lives. So much suffering in the world comes from feeling disconnected from ourselves, others and nature. Learn how to start embracing interconnectivity and change in this post.

Introduction to The Five Mindfulness Trainings

Introduction to The Five Mindfulness Trainings
Natural Tendencies

 
 
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In the first episode of this series, Rick provides you with a way to approach Thich Nhat Hanh’s five mindfulness trainings that he introduces and explores throughout the series.

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.