Science of Mindfulness

  Probably the biggest reason why mindfulness has become a mainstream health intervention – not to mention a popular lifestyle trend – is the surge in scientific research in the topic the last 10 years. What follows is an overview of some of the most interesting and surprising findings in the field.   Neuroplasticity Psychological […]

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5 tips for fighting lack of motivation at work

  Many people lack motivation every day as they make their way to their workplace. This may be due to many factors which should be detected and analyzed in order to once again be enthusiastic about one’s job. Therefore we encourage you to read our 5 tips on how to fight a lack of motivation […]

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11 Tips for Mindful Parenting

As parents we are all running the same race: Get ready for work, drop the kids off at school, work hard all day in order to get back early for hockey or piano practice, make dinner, make sure the homework gets done and then crash on the couch once the kids are in bed. It can […]

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How To (Finally) Quiet Your Mind

The quest to find the mind’s “off switch” One of the first things a mindfulness teacher will tell you is that the point of mindfulness is not to empty your mind of thoughts. Your teacher will reassure you by telling you that if you have a healthy mind, it will generate thoughts, and that this […]

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Five Mindfulness Practices to Use in your Workday

  While many of us value the focus, peace-of-mind, and resilience that mindfulness cultivates, it can be challenging to fit practice into a busy work day. In this post, MindSpace’s corporate mindfulness program director Jill Graham proposes 5 impactful practices and the 5 key moments into which they can be integrated. The morning mindset. Before […]

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On Letting Go

  What is letting go? We use the phrase “let it go” all the time, encouraging our friend to stop emailing his ex-girlfriend six months after the break-up or our partner to stop bringing up that thing we did that time. Letting go isn’t easy–we’re all attached to our ideas of how things should be, […]

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You Matter to Your Partner… and That’s the Problem

When I tell couples the reason they are having relationship problems is because they matter so much to each other, I often receive quizzical looks. When couples are not getting along, the last thing they feel is important to one another. Instead they feel like enemies, roommates or even worse, like strangers. John and Linda […]

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4 Steps for Taking in the Good

4 Steps for Taking in the Good Recent insights from neuroscience have confirmed the theory of neuroplasticity, the notion that the brain is not fixed, but an organ of experience. The structure and function of neural networks are constantly adapting to meet the demands of our day-to-day lives. One of the exciting implications of neuroplasticity […]

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MindSpace founding partnerhsip with mindfulnessMTL

  MindSpace is pleased to announce its partnership with mindfulnessMTL (mMTL), a new non-profit organization formed to promote cohesion and coherence in the Montreal mindfulness community.   MindSpace founder and CEO Dr. Joe Flanders teamed up with Dr. Andreanne Elie (Psychiatrist and mindfulness teacher) and Muriel Jaouich (from True North Insight) to create mMTL. MindSpace’s […]

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Get some MindSpace in Montreal Breather Locations

Take a Breath of Fresh Air this Fall! MindSpace is thrilled to be collaborating with Breather this fall to offer free-of-charge Introduction to Mindfulness workshops, open to anyone interested in a first-hand taste of what mindfulness has to offer. Breather and MindSpace share a dedication to providing a space for calm, creativity and focus, making collaboration between […]

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