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Mindfulness Research

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...

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 ...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Stress reduction strategies based on mindfulness -- the practice of focusing on the present moment -- could help lower blood pressure among people who...

One Breath at a Time

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The breath is always available as an object of attention, whether formally in meditation or informally as a way to recenter yourself. Track the breath in yourself, and know yourself more deeply. Track the breath in others, and know them more deeply.

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...

The Mental Trick That Could Stop You From Reaching For That Second Cookie

| Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By Travis Riddle (Click here for the original article) Think about your kitchen counter. Ignore the stack of papers by the light switch, and pay n...

A Way To Prevent Burnout?

Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

It's hard to dispute that teachers are some of the hardest workers out there. They wake up at the crack of dawn and work long after their students hav...

Beyond McMindfulness: A Thoughtful Reply

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Ever since mindfulness began spreading its wings in Western culture, there has been the fear that it would be stripped down, diluted and packaged for sale by greedy money-hoarding capitalists just wanting to make their bank accounts fatter.

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.

How Mindfulness Can Help Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

The word "cancer" alone can trigger a stress response, and for those undergoing cancer treatment, the experience can easily be the most stressful they...

BUSTED: 6 Common Mindfulness Myths

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living

As yoga studios and meditation centers pop up on nearly every city block and mindfulness practices make their way into some of the biggest corporation...