How Mindfulness Helps Build Three Important Qualities of Effective Leaders

By Carol Hendershot


During my career I’ve been in many leadership positions and I’ve worked with many different leaders. We all seem to get tripped up and stumble in the same places and our effectiveness suffers. We don’t take the time or aren’t able to get through all the noise and confusion to see what is actually happening, or we can’t clear enough mental space in our overloaded brains to come up ...

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4 Ways Mindfulness Helps My Anxiety

By Rachel E. Watson

Rachel's head shotWhen my husband and I took the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class at Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness in 2013, we weren’t sure what to expect. I approached the class with trepidation. What if it’s too much work? What if there’s an Eastern religious angle that conflicts with my Christian faith? What if it doesn’t help reduce my stress? Won’t it be stressful to attend ...

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Practicing Mindfulness

by Carol Hendershot

boadwalkThere are three essential elements to the practice of mindfulness – intention, attention and attitude.

INTENTION is WHY we practice. It’s what brought us to this practice and what keeps us practicing, it’s what is really important to us? Are we practicing to heal a physical or emotional wound, to reduce our stress, or simply for the joy and equanimity it brings ...

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