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  1. This is the concentration practice I give to students early in the series of classes I teach. I’m posting it here to receive feedback if anyone has thoughts about how it might be improved. - - - - The ability to concentrate is fast degrading in the human species. According to studies conducted by Microsoft, the average human attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds. In 2013 it was 8 seconds. In 2017 it was 7 seconds. To put this in perspective, the average attention span for a goldfish was consistently 8 seconds. This practice will help you to remember how to concentrate. Practiced c
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  2. Hi I'm Mark and I hang out in Melbourne, Australia. Currently I am working through a quiet transition from corporate life into the world of personal coaching. I enjoy studying Eastern philosophy such as Buddhism and Taoism along with Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology and I guess any of the other "ologies" that help shine a light on what makes us tick. Mindfulness sits at the core of my coaching philosophy and so this is a great place for me to expand my awareness and practice so that I can further develop ways to help others. When I'm not buried in the topics above I
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  3. One of my practices when engaging in social media is to not respond on the spot when I read friends’ posts or comments in groups. I generally go back and respond the next day so that I’ve had time to really think about what was said rather than just reacting to it.
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  4. Thanks. I'm in the process of building out the site and getting closer to launch. As soon as it does I'll definitely share.
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  5. I started practicing mindfulness and meditation six years ago. At the time, I was racing triathlons and was training for my first Ironman. The stress of work, starting a new job, the uncertainty and fear of the unknown about completing something like an Ironman, the mental fortitude it takes to train and race, along with the extremely high volume of training (I was training 45+ hours a week, 7 days a week) in addition to my daytime job and whatever social and familial commitments I could squeeze in, were taxing on me mentally and spiritually. I knew about meditation and felt like it could be b
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