Last Updated Oct 7, 2009 8:35 AM EDT
The paper points out that "meditation not only helps focus but it is also an effective preventative treatment of stress-related illnesses that cost businesses billions every year." It can also be a head-clearing counterpoint to our always-plugged-in culture as Keith Ferrazzi, author of the best-selling book Never Eat Lunch Alone, notes. His annual meditation retreat "is the one time of year when he stops networking and clears his mind." Finally, one MIT academic who studies meditation's effects on the brain argues that the practice "helps business people sweep away the tacit assumptions which so often lead to problems." Maybe meditation is the missing ingredient in your frenetic work life? If you're interested in learning more, check out the article.
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