In Praise of Deep Work, Full Disconnectivity and Deliberate Rest
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Newport defines Deep Work as “Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”... in an average office setting such a state of prolonged “distraction-free concentration” is all but impo…

The Myth of Mindfulness
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Fascism’s rising while the global economy’s stagnating... And we’re…meditating? All the great spiritual masters say: everything is meditation. ... When we separate it as an activity we perform now and then, we’re not really meditating at all.... We are using the techniques of meditation ... To escape, run away, dull the pain. Like taking spir…

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing
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breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and attention deficit disorder... Here are three basic breathing exercises to try on your own.

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