In the final week of May, we will explore the different ways in which we can be present, as well as explore 7 different opportunities to practice!

In the third week of May, we will look at our health from  a mindfulness perspective which includes both the body and mind. While nutrition and exercise are clearly important for good health, we also understand the importance of “mental and emotional health.”

In the second week of May, we will look at another important aspect of mindfulness; love. Each day we will explore the different ways we can love, and how all these expressions of love can improve our daily lives.

There are infinite possibilities in mindfulness, and this month eM Life will explore some prevailing themes that mindfulness can bring to the forefront of our daily lives.

Written by Cheryl Jones, Director of Mindfulness at for Aetna. This article originally appeared on LinkedIn. I just returned from the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco where I had the honor of being part of a panel discussion called, “Chief Mindfulness Officers in Organizations”. I was invited because even though my official title is Director of … Continued

Let’s talk about failure. This is one area of life that we’d like to avoid altogether, and with good reason. From a basic survival perspective, if we continually fail then we might not survive. But sometimes our fear of failure actually keeps us from pushing outside of our comfort zone and into something new. How often … Continued

Rather than rely on trends or research, a bit of mindfulness can help you better understand how your particular brand of mess affects you and what steps you might take to create the “just right” Goldilocks relationship with your possessions.

Making time for the things we want to do may require saying “No” to the things we don’t want to do. Learning how saying ‘no thank you’ is ok and maybe even the best route to take in certain situations.

Statistics show organizations face an employee burnout crisis, and significant life transitions can put you at greater risk for burnout. But, truly anytime you take on more demands and responsibilities, you run the risk of over-extending yourself, and, wearing down your system.

There’s no doubt that finding a job that aligns with our passions is a journey full of challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. With Mindfulness, we can learn to care for ourselves to help us through the ups and downs as we seek our dream job.