Posts Tagged ‘ Work ’

The pitfalls of positive thinking: a mindful perspective

Aug 4th, 2011 | By

If we browse the self-help section of any bookstore, the vast overwhelming number of self-help manuals and publications promote positive thinking, the product of a million-dollar industry that essentially tells us to turn our negative self-images into positive ones in the pursuit of success. Intrinsically there is nothing wrong with this concept, except that positive

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Applying baby-steps in Buddhism to unhappiness at work

May 16th, 2011 | By

Every time the economic pendulum swings to a recession and the dynamics of the labour market swings towards underemployment, uncertainty and difficult conditions to land the ‘perfect’ job follow. Job satisfaction under these situations should logically plummet downwards. And in a recent survey carried out in the USA last year (1), only 45 percent of

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