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Mindfulness Research

Mindfulness Meditation May Reduce Low Back Pain

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living

People with chronic low back pain may benefit from meditating, a new study finds. The practice may reduce pain and make it easier for patients to carr...

Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.08.2016 | Science

Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can have a positive impact on a huge range of health conditions, including cancer, depression and post-t...

How Mindfulness Can Help Women With Postpartum Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

More than 3 million American women suffer from postpartum depression each year -- including up to 40 percent of women who have been treated for depres...

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Holds Promise For Treating Addiction

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science

A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments can effectively treat everything from depression to autoimmune disease to...

Yoga And Meditation Shown To Drastically Reduce Hospital Visits

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science

Yoga and meditation can be great ways to relax and quiet the mind, and a growing body of research has shown that these mindfulness practices may even ...

Mindfulness May Help You See The 'Invisible Gorilla'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.23.2015 | Science

Most of us have experienced "inattentional blindness" at one time or another, even if we didn't realize what was happening: when we are so focused on ...

Here's Why You Need to Question Mindfulness in Classrooms

Natalie Flores | Posted 04.23.2016 | Education
Natalie Flores

Think about the underlying agenda of practicing mindfulness in schools: increasing "normalized" behavior, fewer emotional outbursts, teaching children to accept the frustration and hardships they endure, instead of taking a critical approach to understanding them.

A Simple Practice Can Transform The Lives Of First Responders

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Firefighters are known for their physical strength and bravery, but they also face an immense amount of emotional stress and pressure. And just as fir...

Inhale Slowly Through Your Nose; Exhale From Your Mouth: Mindfulness As a Way of Handling Teenage (and Parent) Stress

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Just back from a delightful trip to Barcelona and Berlin, I have been thinking a lot about how we, Americans handle the stresses of all we do, especia...

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Mindfulness Will Survive The Backlash | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living

First came the declarations that mindfulness was "having a moment." Then came the backlash. A number of publications (this one included) called 20...

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.23.2015 | Science

More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overal...

A Surprising Treatment For Depression That May Be Just As Effective As Talking To A Therapist

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Even though a growing body of research has demonstrated the legitimate mental and physical health benefits of meditation, some people still consider ...

Meditation Covers Scientific American November 2014 Issue

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living

In 2013, the New York Times declared that mindfulness was "having a moment" (pun intended), and just a few months later, a January 2014 TIME cover sto...

Proof You Don't Need To Be An Expert To Benefit From Meditation

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Got half an hour? Good. A small new study shows that just 25 minutes a day of mindfulness meditation can help you feel less stressed in an anxiety-...

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

Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living

In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we're constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. Bu...

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...

Working With Mindfulness: Overcoming the Drive to Multitask

Jacqueline Carter | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Carter

Whether we work in highly-demanding environments or are doing tasks that aren't particularly stimulating, we can all benefit from training ourselves to be more mindful about where and how we place our precious attention.

The Secret To Helping College Students Focus?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

College is full of distractions, but mindfulness training could help students stay on track and focused, a new study suggests. Researchers from th...

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.

5 Scientific Insights Into Creating A Meaningful Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas The past few years have been marked by t...

These Digital Tools Can Be Your Gateway To A Calmer, More Effective Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Meditation, an ancient practice of calming the mind, would seem to be incompatible with modern technology, with its emphasis on speed and connectivity...

Simple Form Of Meditation Affects The Genes, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

It's no secret that mindfulness meditation -- a practice that encourages focusing attention on the present moment -- can ease emotional stress. And ev...

Meditation May Slow Brain Aging

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Cognitive decline does not have to be an inevitable part of growing older. Now research reports meditation may help prevent brain aging and improve brain function.

Mindfulness Could Make You Less Swayed By Immediate Rewards

Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness could help you to be less swayed by immediate rewards, a new study suggests. A study in the journal Emotion shows that people high in ...