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Mental Focus

The 8 Best Apps For A Calm, Focused Mind

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

There's almost no place or time in most of our lives that's beyond the reach of digital distractions, which can make it incredibly difficult to focus ...

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Pausing is an introductory mindfulness practice, but it offers a feasible and practical technique with which to start. Over time, training attention and awareness enhance cognitive functioning and contribute to emotional balance.

Holiday Carols to Improve Children's Focusing Power (A Sample Playlist)

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

I turned on the radio. The station we usually listen to was playing a holiday song, and that was followed by another. From past years, I knew that their playlist would now be straight-up holiday music for the next month or so. That's when I got the idea.

Why You Don't Have To Be 'Good' At Meditation

Juliette Fay | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fay

I think I may be the world's worst meditator. I've tried it off and on since my 20s, and I love the concept: quieting the mental noise, clearing away the chatter for a period of time, inviting stillness. But I am so bad at it.