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Mental Focus

How to Get Better at Anything

Craig Ballantyne | Posted 09.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Craig Ballantyne

I started meditating on Thursday, January 31st, 2013. I haven't missed a day since. My first few attempts were difficult. I wanted to quit. And in th...

Train Your Mind To Have The Fierce Focus Of An Olympian

Cara Bradley | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Cara Bradley

Like with physical strength training, you can deliberately build Fierce Focus with mental strength training. Here are a few training tips.

The Global Search for Education: Your Mission Is to Play!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our technology targets the more basic ability of an individual to perceive and prioritize conflicting streams of information (or 'interference') whic...

The 8 Best Apps For A Calm, Focused Mind

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

There's almost no place or time in most of our lives that's beyond the reach of digital distractions, which can make it incredibly difficult to focus ...

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Pausing is an introductory mindfulness practice, but it offers a feasible and practical technique with which to start. Over time, training attention and awareness enhance cognitive functioning and contribute to emotional balance.

Holiday Carols to Improve Children's Focusing Power (A Sample Playlist)

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

I turned on the radio. The station we usually listen to was playing a holiday song, and that was followed by another. From past years, I knew that their playlist would now be straight-up holiday music for the next month or so. That's when I got the idea.

Why You Don't Have To Be 'Good' At Meditation

Juliette Fay | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fay

I think I may be the world's worst meditator. I've tried it off and on since my 20s, and I love the concept: quieting the mental noise, clearing away the chatter for a period of time, inviting stillness. But I am so bad at it.