What does it mean to be mindful? Is mindfulness a mindset, a way of life or is it a practice? Is mindfulness congruent with religion or meditation? Is mindfulness hard? Host Mike Domitrz welcomes CAST members Alan Anderson, Barry Moniak, and Holly Duckworth to explore common myths surrounding mindfulness and to share how mindfulness myths have affected their lives.
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[1:42] Mike asks the CAST “What is the biggest myth you hear surrounding mindfulness?”
[11:07] Using images to portray mindfulness.
[18:17] What is mindful work?
[23:25] A common myth is meditating is napping.
[27:15] The CAST shares mindfulness myths that have affected them.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Alan Anderson is a long-time mindfulness practitioner, and teaches to a wide range of students from children to adult; from Harley-Davidson cohort to a tent full of 200 Buddhists. He is the founder Windhorse Retreat Center, Arts & Mindfulness for Academic Progress, and teaches through Arts@Large, Growing Minds, and Shambhala International. Prior to this, he was a professional jazz musician for 20 years and toured and recorded with Paul Cebar, playing your basic New Orleans musical gumbo.
Holly Duckworth, LSP, CAE, CMP. A nationally recognized author, speaker and coach for leadership and mindfulness. She works with stressed out leaders to create profits, peace, and presence in uncertain times. Holly is a regular columnist for several publications including MeetingsNet News, and writes regularly on the future of leadership for Science of Mind magazine.
Barry Moniak brings insightful experience and profound discovery to his entertaining, interactive presentations. He inspires audiences to embrace a “befriend fear” mindset to build focused, energized, synergistic winning teams. Known affectionately as the “CEO Whisperer,” Barry gets leaders to not see people as they think they are, but rather as they truly are. He identifies operational strengths and weaknesses and creates a “befriend fear” modus operandi. This is the foundation for an extraordinary, winning, synergistic culture.
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