With the popularity of mindfulness and meditation, there are still many questions people have about what mindfulness is, what a mindfulness teacher does and how to find a qualified teacher.

What is mindfulness?

Let’s start with what mindfulness is. There are many modern definitions that all pretty much say the…


Let’s start with what mindfulness is. There are many modern definitions that all pretty much say the same thing; mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. Experience without judgment of thoughts, feelings or sensations and a willingness to be ok with what is. …


Ten years ago, when I left my corporate job to start a mindfulness consulting company, a fellow consultant gave me some advice. …


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Where did you learn how to adapt or how to be present? If you are like most people, you probably didn’t answer “at work”. …


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If you have recently been in communication with someone and they ceased contact with you without any warning or justification, and ignored your attempts to reconnect — you’ve been ghosted. It’s a phenomenon that started in the online dating world that has been creeping its way into everyday life as…


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Despite what you may think, the real problem with e-mail has nothing to do with e-mail. The problem is not the volume of e-mail you receive. Nor is it that messages are poorly crafted, often lacking details and specific requests. The issue isn’t that subject lines are misleading and your…


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We’ve all been there. The moment you realize that you’re doing something that is not in your best interest — and then continue to do it, over and over again, sometimes for weeks, other times for years. Then one day you reach your breaking point and feel you have no…


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Internal Activism essentially means being the change you wish to see in the world. It is a concept that Mahatma Gandhi became known for and a teaching that Martin Luther King Jr. carried forward. …


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I’ve developed a theory that the biggest driver of mindlessness at work comes from lack of communication. Most times, this is connected to the conversations we’re not having about our values, or about the boundaries we set (or don’t set) around how we live, honor, or uphold these values at…


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Never underestimate the impact you have on other people. It is almost impossible to fully understand how your behavior (actions and words) has impacted others in the span of your life. Think for a moment about someone who has impacted you greatly in your lifetime. Do they even know it…

Jae Ellard

Founder of Simple Intentions, author, expert, and speaker on developing the skill of awareness in the workplace

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