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Harness your productive brainpower at Sustainability for Breakfast

March 14, 2017

As business owners, it often feels as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to answer emails, take meetings, and meet deadlines. This month’s Sustainability for Breakfast hopes to alleviate that stress.

The event will be hosted by Modern + Mindful -- a meditation studio for the 21st century, and Think Productive – a workshop service that helps companies and organizations unleash their inner “Productivity Ninja.”

Modern + Mindful will be leading mini-meditations in between Think Productive’s tips on managing your day-to-day business life effectively, including email organization. “It’ll be a very intimate gathering, and an experience to network with like-minded professionals and then experience the benefits of a focus-based meditation in conjunction with Think Productive,” says Sarah Webb, co-founder of Modern + Mindful.

“We’ll have people check their emails before a meditation, then check again afterward to see if their brain is responding differently, and how they’re perceiving their workload.”

One of the many benefits of meditation is the ability to better focus on the task at hand rather than jumping between several tasks at once, maximizing your time. Meditation can also tap into the parts of the brain that are responsible for creative thinking. Sarah says it’s important to note that, scientifically speaking, it takes eight weeks of meditation for the brain to physically change, although some people do feel a small difference after their first session.

Modern + Mindful hosts drop-in meditation sessions several times per day, each 30 minutes in length, meant to be accessible to anyone. The studio also offers a corporate meditation program, which is a customized option to offer guided meditation on-location, with an instructor from Modern + Mindful.

Sarah hopes that the guests will come away from Sustainability for Breakfast with “a greater sense of tools they can use to keep themselves calmer and focussed on the day-to-day, and feel that they can achieve all their tasks in an efficient manner.”

“We love what [Think Productive] is doing, and how they want to make people more efficient to free up more time for what matters.”


There are a small number of tickets left for Sustainability for Breakfast, click here to register!
Read this article to learn more about Modern + Mindful’s community values.
Check out Think Productive here.
Follow Modern + Mindful on Facebook and Instagram.
Check out Modern + Mindful’s Sustainability Profile.

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Featured Event

Sustainability for Breakfast: Tools for increasing productivity and personal sustainability

March 31, 2017 - March 31, 2017

343 11 Ave SW

This month Sustainability for Breakfast presents "Tools for increasing productivity and personal sustainability" Are you feeling bombarded with responsibilities, deadlines, projects, new ideas, and goals? Is there always something to get done? another email to respond to? another meeting to make? How do you manage to get it all done? or do you? Modern + Mindful and Productivity Ninjas will provide you with some effective ways to manage your time and your responsibilities so that you can be more productive at the important work that you do. You will have the opportunity to partake in some interactive activities, as well as, be guided through a meditation. Meditation is a key tool in increasing productivity, creativity, and focus in the workplace. The ability to slow your mind once a day, even if just for 5 minutes, can help with reducing stress levels, allowing your brain to perform at a higher capacity. The right side of the brain, tasked with coming up with new ideas and finding the focus to execute them, will work more efficiently with regular meditation. The ability to focus the mind on simply breathing during a meditation will transfer the same skill over training your brain to stay focused on the task at hand. Arrival, breakfast & networking 7:30-7:45 am Presentation 7:45-9:00 am Food, coffee, and tea will be provided. Fresh fruit provided by Visit ( ) for transit options. Don't forget to bring your travel mugs for drinks! Payment is required at the time of your RSVP and is $10 per person. Access: The studio is on the second floor. There is no elevator access. Parking: There is an Impark lot across the street on 11th Ave, just before 4th St. There will be a limited number of spaces at the door for those wishing to pay by Calgary Dollars. Proudly organized by REAP Business Association. Bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. Waste diversion services provided by BluPlanet Recycling.
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