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Mind and Life

Waking, Dreaming, Being

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Evan Thompson

Dreaming and waking up have puzzled and fascinated humanity since prehistoric times. Paleolithic cave paintings, according to some art historians, depict mental images from dreams and the borderland between sleep and wakefulness.

Progress and Challenge in Contemplative Studies

Al Kaszniak | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Al Kaszniak

Comparing the first to the second five years of this century, there has been a more than 300 percent increase in the publication of basic and applied studies in this area that is now known as "contemplative science."

Why Do Studies of Meditation and the Brain Matter?

Catherine Kerr | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Kerr

Is the general public overvaluing and misunderstanding the significance of scientific studies of meditation and the brain?

Minding Your Own Life

Aaron Anson | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Aaron Anson

The bottom line is that no matter what our beliefs are, they are often based largely on interpretations handed to us by others. Sometimes those beliefs resonate with our own internal truth, and sometimes they don't. Regrettably, we often hold beliefs that we ourselves don't believe at our core.

Can You Imagine An Education System That Is Academically Rigorous While Emotionally And Socially Supportive?

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kaiser Greenland

Our educational system is in crisis. A crisis that is so severe it's tough to imagine a way out. Just ask anyone working in the trenches and they'll tell you how difficult it is to picture a system of education that is academically rigorous while emotionally and socially supportive. But one thing we know for sure, if that's the educational system that we dream of, we won't be able to create it unless we can envision it first.