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Question: Why practice mindfulness?

Question: Why practice mindfulness?

Posted by James Cummins
Categories: positive psychology - meditation - smiling mind - + positive education - + education - + parenting

Answer: To reduce the impact of stress. As humans we are experiencing alarming rates of stress. The speed of life, instant messaging, the trend of instant gratification, an ever increasing ability “to see more, do more and be more” is having a noticeable impact. Poor health levels continue to rise. Like the rising seas of […]

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Too busy for mindfulness?

Too busy for mindfulness?

Posted by James Cummins
Categories: + positive education - + education - + parenting - + exercises - + events - + video

Too busy for mindfulness? I was reminded of this while kicking the footy at the park. The autumn season means the grass is green and sweet.  The sky is  a beautiful clear blue and the air is crips and clean. In this moment, I took a breath, slow and deliberate. For this present moment I was […]

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PESA (Positive Education Schools Association) Conference 2017

PESA (Positive Education Schools Association) Conference 2017

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  Attending the recent PESA (Positive Education Schools Association) Conference 2017 hosted by Ravenswood I was excited to see a focus upon cultivating a flourishing individual and community through the pursuits of “hard goals” and “GRIT”. Character education has it’s origin with the ancient Greek philosophers and many a lesson was targeting the ability to […]

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