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Keys to Well-Being

There are many other things we can do to nurture our well-being. Here are a few science-backed ideas to get you started. Exercise: Move your body regularly. Exercise has been …

Gratitude in Practice

Being grateful is an act, a process. It is something you chose versus something that happens to you. As with everything in life, gratitude requires practice to implement it into …

Gratitude Defined

Gratitude means being thankful or appreciating someone or something. It is both a feeling and a state of being. Gratitude has been shown to be a powerful mental practice that …

The Brain Break

We have now arrived at the core practice of this week: the Brain Break. Practicing a Brain Break is one of the most powerful things we can all do to …

What Can We Do About Stress?

Neuroplasticity Did you know that the brain is always changing? The brain’s ability to change and adapt is called neuroplasticity. Our experiences and actions can change our neural pathways (connections …

Perspective

Look Closely Let’s try an experience to engage your EI skills. Look closely at the image above. What comes to mind for you? A Focus on Perspective A skill that …

Goldie Hawn, discusses mindfulness.

Why MindUp for Life? What inspired Goldie Hawn to create MindUp for life? In this video, the founder of Ducere Global Business School sits down with the iconic Goldie Hawn …

What are Stress Responses?

Stress is like an alarm system in the body – it goes off when we feel threatened, angry, or challenged. This is referred to as the “fight, flight, or freeze” …

Stress, The Brain, and Well-being

Stress is part of our everyday life, however, when we experience stress over the long term it can become problematic. When we’re chronically stressed, we can experience negative impacts on …

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence “The ability to perceive and express emotion, assimilate emotion in thought, understand and reason with emotion, and regulate emotion in the self and others.” (Mayer, Salovey, …

Mindfulness and the Brain

Brain Response Listen as Lara Boyd describes how the brain responds to different experiences. Lara is PT, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Click the back button …

The Science of Mindfulness

What Does Science Say? Our minds are these powerful muscles capable of incredible thoughts, feelings, and memories. Mindfulness has been found to benefit the following areas: Attention, including the ability …

Goldie Hawn on Mindfulness

Time for Reflection Take a moment to use your new knowledge and really take a good look at yourself. Would you describe yourself as being focused or mindful? Take Notice …