Be mindful of opportunities now that mindfulness has gone mainstream

Mindfulness
Mindfulness (Photo credit: darraghoconnor12)

I was surprised to see in a recent TIME article that 477 scientific journal articles about mindfulness were published in 2012. This is a leading indicator of just how rampant mindfulness has become as a concept in society as people try to focus or concentrate but are continually distracted by technologies such as smart phones, tablet computers, laptops emails and social media. The article in Time declares that there is a “Mindful Revolution” and that mindfulness has gone mainstream.

How can you as a small business owner take advantage of this trend in mindfulness? What products or services do you have that you could tie into this new trend? How can you take advantage of the opportunities that this new wave presents? Continue reading “Be mindful of opportunities now that mindfulness has gone mainstream”

Are you so stressed out that you feel like bacon sizzling in a searing frying pan?

Jamie Madrox
Jamie Madrox (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you stressed out, scared or angry? What do you do when you feel you are in an un-resourceful state but just can’t snap out of it?

I was feeling a lot like Jamie Madrox, the multiple man, towards the end of last year. You know, feeling fragmented. It’s as if you’re shattered into several pieces and dealing with multiple problems in the present. Then there are those problems you’re still dealing with in the past. Tied round your leg like a ball and chain. You just can’t seem to cut the chain and let go. Other causes for stress could be real or imagined events in the future which you may think you have no control over. Continue reading “Are you so stressed out that you feel like bacon sizzling in a searing frying pan?”