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Dr. Romie Mushtaq, M.D. Medicine Meets Mindfulness for Stress Management, Leadership & Innovation
For many, the notion of “mindfulness” conjures up images of yoga teachers, Tibetan monks and eccentric celebrities. But the concept also has close ties with the business world. Business leaders are starting to blend the rich tradition of spirituality with the research of psychology and neuroscience to create a simple, yet powerful way for business leaders to enhance their effectiveness.
Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a corporate trend, but a proven method for success. Mindfulness—being focused and fully present in the here and now—is good for individuals and good for a business’s bottom line. How can people practice it in a workplace where multitasking is the norm, and concerns for future profits can add to workplace stress?
Unfortunately, it can take a life crisis like a health scare, divorce, or loss of a job to realize that we are not on the right path in our lives. This creates a fork in the road. Do we go back to the same life hoping for a different result, or do we decide to have the courage to create change in our life? And even if we want to create change, where do we start?
What are the four secrets to wire your brain for happiness? There is a myth that happy people are happy all the time. Happiness is not an emotion or personality trait that exists 24/7, but rather a state of mind that can be achieved.