Meditation and The Brain

Our team and yours benefit from group and solo meditation practices.  In a 2017 article in Forbes, Alice Walton sheds light on the different effects that each type of meditation may have on the brain.  Move Mountains is proud to facilitate and guide each of these types of meditation.  Below are key take-aways from her […]

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Blizzard Warning … At Work: 5 Ways to Improve Responsiveness and Keep Your Sanity

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions.  A blizzard is occurring, imminent, or likely. Travel in blizzard conditions poses a threat to life. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,  food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a blizzard is indoors. […]

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The Neuroscience of Trust – by Paul J Zak, Harvard Business Review

This article is particularly valuable when considering bringing in an outside company to facilitate team or leadership development programs.  (A link to the complete original article is at the bottom of this post.) Some key points that spoke to us as a staff are outlined below.  Many confirmed what we suspected or knew and some […]

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Dialogue and the Joy of Discovery

Monthly, Move Mountains staff gather for a two-hour mini-retreat and book club.  Some join in person, some Skype in from all over the country.  We read a book each month related to mindfulness, neuroscience, corporate leadership, communication, teamwork, facilitation or any combination of these things.  Then we dialogue.   There is no debate, no decision making, […]

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Adaptability – Core Skills for Life and Work in the 21st Century

Reaching out to friends that inspire and motivate me is something I try to do constantly. In a recent conversation with just that kind of friend, she suggested I watch this video, from the Moxie Institute, as it speaks to the value of what our respective companies bring to teams and leaders.

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Creativity and The Brain

Not a day goes by without something to learn, some way to grow and improve, something to appreciate. The August, 2013 blog on Scientific American Mind entitled, The Real Neuroscience of Creativity, by Scott Barry Kaufman, is a great example of information that we can apply to daily life.

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12 Leadership and Life Lessons Learned – A Friend Lost, A Lamp Lit

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine was enjoying a visit in Thailand, when a motorcycle accident put him in the hospital. He was hospitalized for 6 broken ribs. Shortly after, a blood clot moved to the left side of his brain. A neuro surgeon did what he could to relieve the pressure in his brain, but the injury left Don in a coma. He left many of us thousands of miles away wishing for the opportunity to see his smile once more. His son, daughter and best friend, a retired ER physician and a medical transport service transported him back to Whitefish, Montana, where loved ones were able to say goodbye.

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Why and How Successful Companies Are Transforming Traditional Teambuilding

According to a 2015 study from Inside Higher Ed, 64% of recent college graduates believe they are well-prepared to work with others on teams. Unfortunately, only 37% of employers feel the same way about those graduates (Jaschik, 2015). When we assess the needs of 21st-century businesses, we see skills that become imperative to teach as part of company culture since they are not adequately being taught in schools. Skills missing in recent graduates include critical thinking and problem-solving, attention to detail, communication and leadership (Strauss, 2016).

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A Call for Mindfulness around the Election

Turn on the news, open social media, look in neighbor’s yards.  Wherever you look, chances are for the next two weeks, you will be inundated with election news (and some useless or repetitive information not fit for news but proven to grab the attention of Americans).  So, get fired up!  Right? Sure.  Why not?  It’s […]

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Rock and Roll…Perseverance Embodied with Move Mountains

When I begin to think of all that was accomplished yesterday, in 12.5 hours, it makes me feel blessed to have been part of a team of people that truly dedicated themselves to a common goal, a purpose bigger than ourselves. That’s about as far as I could get in the days and weeks immediately following the trip…

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