Meditation Helps Me Work

How one financial planner uses meditation in her day-to-day, and why the most successful businesses are using it, too. 

By Sheri Iannetta Cupo

If you ask me, I don’t think it’s coincidence that “meditation” and “medication” are but one consonant apart. As introduced in my last post, academic research indicates that a few minutes of daily meditation yields countless physical and emotional benefits … without any of the usual fine-print, like: “Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking meditation.”

Once the purview of those who sprinkled their conversations with “groovy” and smelled of Patchouli incense, many of today’s most successful businesses are recognizing the value that making room for mindful meditation can bring to both human and financial resources.

A recent blog post by Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post is a good case in point. In her post, “Mindfulness, Meditation, Wellness and Their Connection to Corporate America’s Bottom Line,” she expresses these ideas and more:

“The effects of stress reduction techniques are equally dramatic on our productivity, creativity, energy and performance.” “Stress-reduction and mindfulness don’t just make us happier and healthier, they’re a proven competitive advantage for any business that wants one.” “‘There is no work-life balance,’ says Janice Marturano. “We have one life. What’s most important is that you…