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Wisdom 2.0 San Francisco

Wisdom 2.0 is a growing community of people dedicated to living with greater Alignment, Meaning, Mindfulness and Purpose in the digital age. The event brings together leaders, founders and CEOs,   along with leading researchers, psychologists, and wisdom teachers – and draws up to 2,500 people from 24 countries.

What I Learned from the Monks About Mindfulness and Compassion

Guided Mindfulness Meditation with monks at Dreamforce conference in SF - photo © Love to Eat and Travel

Guided Mindfulness Meditation with monks at Dreamforce conference in SF – photo © Love to Eat and Travel

What an amazing gift Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff gave to attendees of Dreamforce at this year’s annual tech conference in San Francisco, CA. He personally invited 24 monks and nuns from Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region of southern France, founded by Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hahn, to teach daily mindfulness walking and sitting meditations. Only in California!

Like Marc, I truly believe in the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. I’m always looking for ways to deepen my meditation practice and learn more. So what did I learn from the monks?

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10 Tips To Meditate Every Day To Reduce Stress

Working Vacation Photo credit: Pixabay

Working Vacation Photo credit: Pixabay

Does today’s fast-changing technology, non-stop barrage of information and “always on” social media make your head spin? You’re not alone. It seems almost impossible to keep up with everything and everyone these days. Juggling work, family, personal life – and an epidemic of multi-tasking and constant busyness in our lifestyles has become the norm. Even while on vacation, how many can’t resist texting, checking emails, or posting on social? It’s no surprise that stress levels are through the roof.

So how do you deal with all this noise, disruption and technology-related stress?

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New Living Expo at San Mateo Event Center

The New Living Expo “Connecting Community Through Mind, Body & Spirit” is the largest alternative Expo in the country. Previously held in San Francisco, the event moved in 2014 to a new Bay Area location – the San Mateo Event Center, Fiesta Hall.

Exhibit Hall, Workshops, Lectures and Panels are included in the admission fee. Special Events are extra. Visit New Living Expo website for more info.

Tickets:  1-day: $15, 2 days $25, 3 days: $30
(Senior pricing 62+ $5 discount at Box Office only – any day)

Expo times: Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 12pm-8pm.

Free Shuttle from the BART Station in Millbrae to the Expo

Celebrate Your Special Milestone Birthday Every Month – All Year Long

Reflecting on life overlooking a beach in Half Moon Bay, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Reflecting on life overlooking a beach in Half Moon Bay, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

I called my friend Sandra in South Africa to wish her a “Happy Birthday” (it was a big one) and asked her what she was doing to celebrate her special “landmark” day. When she told me what she was planning, I thought it was such a creative idea. With a big birthday coming up myself, I decided to do the same thing and asked her if I could share it with everybody by writing a blog article. So here it is…

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