An excellent TEDEd video crossed my path this morning .. with a very clear and insightful understanding of Stress and showing how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.

Just before Christmas, an article in The Financial Review espoused the benefits of meditation ‘Five Ways Meditation Gives Leaders an Edge‘ highlighting recent research that supports how meditation can be a super effective tool for CEO’s and their team:

#1 Meditation builds resilience
#2 Meditation builds emotional intelligence
#3 Meditation enhances creativity
#4 Meditation improves relationships
#5 Meditation helps with focus

This time last year (early in 2015) I was privileged to attend the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute program in Sydney along with 500+ corporates .. SIYLI is a program “born at Google and based on brain science” and over two days we worked through the mindfulness program developed by Chade-Meng Tan at Google which was used to train Emotional Intelligence skills .. leading to resilience, positive mindset, and centered leadership.

Added to the research and the trending media attention – sits my own 20+ year meditation practice and a challenging and exciting corporate career that left me a little burnt-out and disengaged.

In 2009 (after the global financial crises bumped me out of my role) I started Quiet Mind Meditation. In recent years I have returned to the boardrooms of Australia with a passion to share what I have known for most of my life: the power of meditation for our own mental and physical wellbeing.

I share an integrated approach to meditation; rooted in the knowledge gained from time tested ancient practices + with a focus on current mindfulness research; offering a range of Workshops, Lunchtime Learning programs, Ongoing onsite sessions and conference break-outs.

Find out more: Corporate Onsite Meditation