40 Easy Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Day

Mindfulness Mindfulness meditation can be practiced at any moment of our day. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness says, “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.”

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How mindful are you in your daily life?

Mindfulness Take Berkeley's Mindfulness Assessment below to learn more about what mindfulness is, how mindful you are and how you can incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. We are highlighting Berkeley's assessment because it is a reputable source and gives practical recommendations.

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Mindfulness Video: How to Reduce Stress with Focused Breathing

Easy Mindfulness Practice for Stressful Situations How do you handle stress in your daily life? This quick, 90 second mindfulness exercise is great when you need a little help decompressing from a stressful situation at work or home.

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How to Practice Mindful Breathing Throughout Your Day

Mindful Breathing Mindful breathing is one of the simplest forms of meditation, and one of the best ways to practice living in the present moment.

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Mindfulness in Medicine: How Mindfulness Can Help Support Physician Well Being

Mindfulness in Medicine In our 2015 Physician Stress and Burnout Survey Report, 46 percent of physicians reported severe stress and/or burnout. In a rapidly changing healthcare market, physician stress and burnout is likely going to increase. Stress and burnout leads to many concerns and issues for the physician—as well as [...]

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5 Takeaways from the Whole Life Challenge

Whole Life Challenge and Well Being From January 20 – March 2, 13 VITAL WorkLife employees participated in the Whole Life Challenge, which focuses on seven daily habits to improve our health and well being: nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, well being and reflection. For six weeks participants followed [...]

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How to Cope in the Aftermath of Witnessing a Traumatic Event

Our thoughts go out to the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Country Festival in Las Vegas. It is difficult — if not impossible — to understand what would compel someone to cause such devastation to so many innocent people — and we may never truly know the reasons why. Witnessing a traumatic event — [...]

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How to Address Addictive Behaviors in Physicians

Identifying the Problem The rate of physician addiction among current practitioners is between 10 and 15 percent, similar or higher than the general population. As with the general population, alcohol is the most commonly abused substance; but not surprising, there is an increased level of addiction to prescription opioids, [...]

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Helping Patients Spirituality Needs

Addressing the Spiritual Side of Medicine The Joint Commission mandates that healthcare institutions “Identify patient cultural, religious, or spiritual beliefs and practices that influence care” and accommodate them when possible.1 Their stance is that patient beliefs and practices may affect a patient’s (and/or family’s) [...]

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Pause to Refuel

How often have we heard this phrase? Dr. Amit Sood, Professor of Medicine – Mayo Clinic suggests in his video The Happy Brain that we take time in our day to consciously develop our gratitude and connect with others with compassion. The beginning of spring can be a great signal to take time; time to reflect, to consider, to [...]

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