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I don’t have an especially stressful work or home life, but I find that lots of little things start piling on top of me, contributing to a sort of constant low level of frustration. Inevitably, some minor annoyance will set me off and I’ll end up having a bit of a rant or moan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048034w

Mental Health
Would you tell your boss you had depression? In The Bottom Line this week, Evan Davis hears from three successful business people who talk openly about what it’s like to experience severe mental illness whilst running their companies. They’ll explain the risks and rewards of going public about mental ill health problems: the reaction from investors and the impact on staff. And we’ll hear why being open about mental illness can lead to a happier, healthier workplace.

Guests:

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, entrepreneur and former Chairman of HBOS and Pearson;
Andrea Woodside, Founder, Minding Work Limited;
and Charlie Mowat, Managing Director, The Clean Space

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/zen-and-the-art-of-fund-management-9544479.html

Zen and the art of fund management

Bankers are apparently turning to transcendental meditation to alleviate the otherwise intolerable stress of their work. Poor lambs. Michael Lewis, the famed chronicler of Wall Street excess, suggests some more, shall we say, appropriate ways for masters of the universe to unwind

Bad sleep ‘dramatically’ alters body
By James GallagherHealth and science reporter, BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21572686

To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-28/to-make-killing-on-wall-street-start-meditating.html

Concentrative Or Nondirective Meditation? Which Does Science Say Works Better?
www.science20.com
Mindfulness. Zen. Meditation drumming. Chakra. Buddhist and transcendental meditation. It evokes eastern mystics and hip elites in California pretending to to leave their corporeal forms behind and…

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/concentrative_or_nondirective_meditation_which_does_science_say_works_better-136401

Oh god this brings out the meditation snob in me.  Very relevant article, part of the growing body of research that shows that meditation techniques based on concentration or control are hard work & people don’t keep them up  Apart from daft pic, most people do their TM on the tube or bus home, sitting comfortably – that’s why many call it “real meditation,” cause it’s so darn easy!

* Letting your mind wander is more effective than concentrating on emptying your head of thoughts, scientists said
* Researchers from St Olavs Hospital in Trondheim and the University of Oslo used MRI scanners to look at brain activity during meditations
* Concentrating on ‘nothing’ is only as effective as resting
* Meditation is practiced by millions of people but little is known about how it works

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2630446/Does-meditation-make-SMART-Letting-mind-wander-lets-brains-process-MORE-thoughts-concentrating.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27286872

‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep

Society has become “supremely arrogant” in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC’s Day of the Body Clock.

Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to “serious health problems”.

They say people and governments need to take the problem seriously.

Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have all been linked to reduced sleep.

The body clock drives huge changes in the human body.

It alters alertness, mood, physical strength and even the risk of a heart attack in a daily rhythm.

The only point to make is you don’t need a “certified” TM teacher to learn TM.  In the UK at least there are qualified, open minded & highly experienced TM teachers who teach fulll-time outside of the TM org without all the “bull”.  ie : check out The Meditation Trust.

Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld Discuss Transcendental Meditation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPLn1ZgGxos