Two years ago, I was not quite healthy.
I caught a cold regularly and had a headache or felt tired from time to time.
After practicing mindfulness for 2 years, I never catch a cold again now, and keep high energy and clear mind during the whole day.
So, I'm very happy to be here to talk about mindfulness, which can do good to your physical and mental heath.
Let me give you two examples.
First, one of my colleague, Sammy, he had a hard time sleeping well.
He could only sleep for 2-3 hours per day, and felt exhausted in the following day.
After practicing mindfulness for a few weeks, now, he can fall asleep more easily, sleep much longer, and is full of energy in the second day.
Secondly, another colleague, Jimmy, he found himself easy to get emotional during difficult conversations and feel regretful afterwards.
After practicing mindfulness, he can start to keep calm during crucial conversations and thus able to achieve win-win results.
The working definition of mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness, introduced by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
He conducted mindfulness workshop to help thousands of patients to cope with stress, pain and illness at MIT medical school and proved that practicing mindfulness for 8 weeks can biologically transform our brain.
Mindfulness can improve our concentration and observation capabilities, make us more peaceful and calm, increase our emotional intelligence, and also increase our immunity.
Quote from an article in Havard Business Review, mindfulness should no longer be considered as a "nice-to-have" for executives. It's a "must-have".
So, why not start practicing mindfulness today!
[HBR] Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
[Wiki] Jon Kabat-Zinn
[Youtube] Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation
[Youtube] How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction | Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat | TEDxSFU
[Youtube] Why Aren't We Teaching You Mindfulness | AnneMarie Rossi | TEDxYouth@MileHigh
(photo via Heidi Forbes Öste)