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If you haven’t already read the book Search Inside Yourself, we certainly recommend it!
In addition, here are a few other books we think you'll enjoy:
- Joy on Demand, by Chade-Meng Tan
- Real Happiness at Work, by Sharon Salzberg
- Working with Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
- The Emotional Life of Your Brain, by Richard J. Davidson and Sharon Begley
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
LEARN MORE AND STAY CONNECTED
Don't let the course fade away.
- Join the conversation and stay connected with other SIY enthusiasts on our LinkedIn Enthusiasts and Alumni group! It's a great place to ask questions and network with other like-minded individuals.
- For more ongoing content and training, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. We post new content, videos and articles on a regular basis.
- We also post new content to our blog on a bi-monthly basis. Take a look to learn more about meditation, mindfulness and leadership.
WITH YOUR COMMUNITY & COWORKERS
Join a group
There are many ways to practice mindfulness and we encourage you to explore options near you (e.g. local zen center, yoga studio or other spiritual traditions).
Organize a group
There are many things that you and your community or colleagues can try out as a group. Some ideas are:
- Hold a regular sit where you colleagues come together for 10-20 minute practice period
- Organize mindful lunches which colleagues are invited to eat together in silence
- Create a book club.
The sky's the limit here! Find something that resonates with you and your companions.
Organize a Mindful Lunch
"When walking, walk. When eating, eat." -Zen Proverb.
Practicing mindfulness while eating is a wonderful opportunity to eat with all of your senses and to cultivate mindfulness as part of a daily activity. Not every meal needs to be eaten in complete silence, even just taking a moment at the beginning of a meal or during a bite can help bring attention and appreciation to the meal and the moment. Eating mindfully also helps with digestion, and helps you stop eating when you are full rather than over-eating.
The idea is simple: get a group of people together for an intentional lunch. Maybe start with one or two minutes of silent eating, or try having the whole lunch in silence.
Here are a few more resources to get you started:
- Mindful Eating as Food for Thought (NYT article)
- Lilian Cheung: "Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life" from the Harvard School of Public Health
- “Mindful Eating” from Psychology Today
- “Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food” by Jan Chozen Bays
- Thich Nhat Hahn Talk @ Google