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Mindfulness Benefits

This Washington DC Public Elementary School Teaches Mindfulness Every Week

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Rebeca Plantier

The benefits of meditation in all areas of life are well documented and used by people from all walks of life. But did you know that children as young as four-years-old can be taught meditation and mindfulness too? What is mindfulness and what are some of it's benefits?

5 Lessons From Zen Summer Camp

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My family gave up beer, hamburgers and the oldest 4th of July parade in the country to go there and practice mindfulness with other families. Yes, we bribed our girls with ice cream on the drive home. And here's what we learned.

Mindfulness Slashes Stress Levels In ICU By 40 Percent, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science

It's hard to imagine a more stressful environment than a surgical intensive care unit, where events happen fast and decisions are literally a matter o...

Carolyn Gregoire

How Mindfulness Has Changed The Way Americans Learn And Work | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

5 Things Moms (Yes, Moms) Need to Know About Meditation

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

All of those reasons we're overwhelmed are all the reasons that we moms may need it more than anyone else. We mamas need to know about some of amazing effects of meditation. Things that can help us with all of our stress and overwhelm.

How Mindfulness Changes Your Life

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

Mindfulness doesn't eliminate the stressors from your life. Your children will still throw tantrums, people will still cut you off in traffic, and winters will still be cold. The profound transformation takes place within you. You choose to relate to the stressors in life more skillfully.

5 Surprising Ways Mindfulness Can Change You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living

In the past few decades, research on meditation and other mindfulness practices has flourished, shedding light on both the way that mindfulness affect...

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Benefit Troubled Teens

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

When we think of mindfulness meditation, the image of a teenager struggling through high school probably doesn't spring to mind. But after a particula...

Connection and Reflection for Healthy Aging

Rachel Verlik | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I worry that this is a dying art -- the ability to be unconnected to technology, and to instead focus on in person relationships, prayer, connectedness, and reflection.

The Relaxing Practice You Should Make Sure You're Doing On Vacation

Christiane Wolf | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Wolf

Travel-proofing your meditation is easier that you think. The motto is, "Do something at least every couple of days." This is enough to keep you going through travel time and to pick up your daily routine once back home.

The Mindfulness Backlash

The New York Times | Anna North | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Mindfulness has reached such a level of hipness that it is now suggested as a cure for essentially every ailment. Anxious? Broke? Sneezing? Definitely...

Carolyn Gregoire

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living

It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us. 2014 has been called t...

Jacqueline Carte: Mindfulness as a Foundation for Organizational Effectiveness

Jacqueline Carter | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Carter

It is my contention that any organization that wants to survive, thrive, and excel in our increasingly complex, fast-paced, high pressure work environments should pay attention to the organizational effectiveness benefits of mindfulness programs.

2 Proven Ways to Conquer the Pain of Heartbreak

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

When painful thoughts or emotions arise, notice them without judgment, allow them to be present, and send love and kindness to yourself.

A "Believer" On The Futility of Religion and Spirituality

Carine Fabius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carine Fabius

We are not here to bring peace to the world. We are meant to find our own peace; to get through life with as little angst as possible (tears are fine, just not forever).

Carolyn Gregoire

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together." "It’s ...

How Mindfulness Training Benefits Both Doctors And Their Patients

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living

A growing body of research has shown multiple benefits of mindfulness, including helping smokers quit their habit, improving sleep quality, and even h...

WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be. The study showed reduced stress levels and greater emotional r...

Mindfulness Training In Schools Can Help Relieve Teens' Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents

It's at the most stressful times of the school year -- like during exam periods -- that strategies to relieve academic pressure mean the most. And re...

WhyMindfulness Is Just So Good For Your Brain

Kripalu | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness, something once practiced only in more closeted meditation circles, has recently become a greater mainstream interest. Perhaps for this reason, research on mindfulness meditation has increased considerably over the last decade.

Why You Can't Give Up On Meditation

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

The key -- to meditation and to wellbeing -- is not to judge or react, but rather to find equanimity, returning to the breath time and again, no matter what whirlwinds surround us, no matter what demons invade us.

Feed Your Brain, Feed Your Life: The Science of Everyday Mindfulness

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Research in mindfulness has exploded exponentially over the last decade, suggesting improvements in both physical and mental health.

Parents Up In Arms Over School District's 'Eastern' Mindfulness Program

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents

Recent research may tout the benefits of mindfulness programs in schools -- including improved test scores and decreased stress -- but some parents ar...

Nurturing A Flexible Mind

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

In the context of mindful living, slowing down does not imply taking a vacation every other month. It is what we must do every day. It means taking the time to do whatever we're doing. It means single-tasking rather than switching between a multitude of tasks and focusing on none of them.

20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science)

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust...