Hard Wired to Connect

One of the aims of this blog is to share different voices and their experience of applying mindfulness, meditation and compassion in the workplace. This week I am very happy to introduce a blog from my friend and colleague Darran Trute. I hope you enjoy reading! The training offered by Awareness in Action, provides the vision and ability to apply the techniques of mindfulness, meditation and compassion into our working life.  As well as feeling the immediate helpful benefits of such techniques myself, which is my own direct measure, I also...

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Finding someone difficult at work? Try smiling at them!

[tube]P-cJdQ6swWo[/tube] There are friends of mine who would make a big deal out of saying how yucky the idea is of walking around with a big photo of your smile and showing it to people but I would challenge them to watch this video and not feel moved by the responses that the artist Claire Lemmel inspires with her photo. It brought home to me how easy it is to forget to smile when we get absorbed at work. There’s always so much to do in such short amount of time, as well as worrying about all the things to be done once we get out of work...

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