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From Multi-Tasking to Mindful-Tasking

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

Our ability to focus on different things is one of the strengths of our truly incredible brains. It's a skill we would definitely not want to lose. However, psychologists and neurobiologists have both shown that we pay a price when we multitask.

Feeling Overwhelmed Can Feel Overwhelming

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

If I find myself unable to move from the enormity of the forest, it's time to focus on just one tree. If that one tree seems like too much, it's time to focus on one branch or one leaf of that one tree. Narrowing the focus to the minutiae of the situation can make the forest seem more manageable.

What Is All This Distraction Doing to Our Brains?

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Lee Carter

It is important for us to realize what too much multitasking can do to our brains. Some interesting brain research from Your Brain at Work by David Rock tells us that to focus more effectively, we must retrain our mind for uninterrupted concentration.

Are You Present?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

In our mulit-tasking world, we can fool ourselves by being proud of all we can get done. However, you have to ask yourself what the goal is. Is it to get things done or to do things that matter?

Think The Grass Is Greener Over There? How Multitasking Wilts Your Results And Relationships

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful ways to engage your body and brain is so simple: Focus on one task at a time. Your brain can deeply engage, and your body's senses can fully experience your environment, other people and the situation at hand.

Productivity: Is Multitasking Something To Move Toward Or Away From?

wowOwow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Multitasking seems to have wormed its way into our brain matter and I'm not sure that's a good thing, but it's tough to turn back now....

In Praise Of Slow Sex

Carl Honore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carl Honore

Slowing down between the sheets can deepen the emotional, psychological, even spiritual power of sex. It also gives the body -- especially the female body -- the time it needs to warm up.

Unitasking: Walk WITH Your Dog When You Walk With Your Dog | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For many of us, walking with our dogs is a struggle of excess: too much stopping when we want to go, going when we want to stop, jumping on people, to...

Productivity: Unitasking Trumps Multitasking

Dumb Little Man | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It has been shown in numerous studies that people who try and multitask actually lose efficiency and productivity levels drop....

New Game Measures Ability To Multitask | Tara Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Studies consistently show that when we try to multitask while driving, whether it's eating, changing the radio or text messaging, we put ourselves and...