9 Mistakes to Avoid While Starting Meditation

9 Mistakes to Avoid While Starting Meditation

Don’t expect immediate results.Maybe because of the way popular culture has portrayed meditation as the “one-stop solution to get rid of your stress at one go”, many people get frustrated when all their stress doesn’t magically disappear immediately after their first meditation session. While it’s true that meditation can relieve stress, the results will be…

How I Meditate: Change Strategist Jonathan Rosenfeld, Ph.D.

“Meditation and aggression are completely compatible. Think about it: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant meditate in the service of being as effectively aggressive as possible.” Jonathan Rosenfeld, Ph.D., is a Change Strategist who coaches CEOs and companies in mindful leadership, including Medium.com where he leads Leadership and Change Strategy. Jonathan is extremely passionate about building mindful workspaces…

How I Meditate: RRE’s Steve Schlafman

“In the morning, I’ll roll out of bed, drink a glass of water and immediately start my practice. No email. No TV. Just water and mediation.” Steve Schlafman is a Principal at RRE Ventures, where he focuses on investing in early-stage startups including Breather (by Coach.me user Julien Smith), Giphy, and The Black Tux. He’s also…

How I Meditate: RRE's Steve Schlafman

“In the morning, I’ll roll out of bed, drink a glass of water and immediately start my practice. No email. No TV. Just water and mediation.” Steve Schlafman is a Principal at RRE Ventures, where he focuses on investing in early-stage startups including Breather (by Coach.me user Julien Smith), Giphy, and The Black Tux. He’s also…

Building Self-Compassion: Our Interview with Dr. Kristin Neff

“If I have an emotionally upsetting experience, I don’t get so derailed by it.” Dr. Kristin Neff is a leading researcher in self-compassion, “extending compassion to one’s self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering.” You tap into your self-compassion when you forgive yourself for a mistake or muster up confidence to overcome a…

Data-based Meditation Tips

Scientific studies show that meditation can improve your creativity, reduce stress, improve your cardiovascular health and even positively change the physical structure of your brain.  Here’s a collection of tips & research to help you build a meditation habit.  In our meditation research, 75% said meditation improved their focus at work.#liftchat April 3, 2013 Data-based Tips & Research Lift Data Insights: Why you should start…