Depending on who you talk to, mindfulness can mean a lot of things, ranging from a rigorous form of Buddhist meditation and spiritual practice to the latest self-help buzzword.
Evidence shows that mindfulness practice can be a useful way to help reduce stress and improve attention and focus. That sounds pretty useful in a high-stress and high-stakes career like IT.
During this episode we interview Buddhist practitioner and security architect Michele Chubirka (@MrsYisWhy) of the Postmodern Security blog to identify the origins of mindfulness and determine whether the utilitarian benefits can, or should, be separated from the spiritual context.
This episode also aims to dispel common misconceptions about mindfulness with examples from Bhante Henepola Gunaratana’s highly reviewed book, “Mindfulness in Plain English.”
Tune in for sanity checks from listeners like you as we discuss case studies and talk about how mindfulness relates to optimizing your performance in work and life.
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