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Mindfulness and Meditation

What Mindfulness Is -- And Isn't

Daniel Goleman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

"Mindfulness" refers to that move where you notice your mind wandered. With mindfulness you monitor whatever goes on within the mind. "Meditation" means the whole class of ways to train attention, mindfulness among them.

Is There Too Much Hype Around ‘Mindfulness'?

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Mindfulness is the ability to live life more fully aware of what's going on both around us and in our minds. Through that awareness, we become more familiar with our ongoing mental habits.

Why Seeking Meaning Instead of Pleasure Makes You Happier

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

My greatest failure ended up becoming the best thing that ever happened to me. About one year into my time in the brig, I started learning about mindfulness meditation and immediately noticed an increase in happiness.

Is It a Tragedy or an Inconvenience?

Ellen Langer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

Since uncertainty is the rule, when we think we know, our mindlessness is in charge. The simple act of noticing is engaging and reveals that events don't cause stress. It is the mindless view of events that leads to stress.

Sensitivity Training

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Grounding yourself in body sensitivity serves as a circuit breaker to take you out of your chronic "fight or flight" state.  Practice becoming aware of another's experience, especially when that other is your own body.