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Mindfulness Benefits

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Benefit Troubled Teens

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

When we think of mindfulness meditation, the image of a teenager struggling through high school probably doesn't spring to mind. But after a particula...

Connection and Reflection for Healthy Aging

Rachel Verlik | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I worry that this is a dying art -- the ability to be unconnected to technology, and to instead focus on in person relationships, prayer, connectedness, and reflection.

The Relaxing Practice You Should Make Sure You're Doing On Vacation

Christiane Wolf | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Wolf

Travel-proofing your meditation is easier that you think. The motto is, "Do something at least every couple of days." This is enough to keep you going through travel time and to pick up your daily routine once back home.

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

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...

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.

2 Proven Ways to Conquer the Pain of Heartbreak

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

When painful thoughts or emotions arise, notice them without judgment, allow them to be present, and send love and kindness to yourself.

A "Believer" On The Futility of Religion and Spirituality

Carine Fabius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carine Fabius

We are not here to bring peace to the world. We are meant to find our own peace; to get through life with as little angst as possible (tears are fine, just not forever).

Carolyn Gregoire

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together." "It’s ...

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...

WATCH: Can Science Show Us How To Banish Burnout?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be. The study showed reduced stress levels and greater emotional r...

Mindfulness Training In Schools Can Help Relieve Teens' Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents

It's at the most stressful times of the school year -- like during exam periods -- that strategies to relieve academic pressure mean the most. And re...

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.

Why You Can't Give Up On Meditation

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

The key -- to meditation and to wellbeing -- is not to judge or react, but rather to find equanimity, returning to the breath time and again, no matter what whirlwinds surround us, no matter what demons invade us.

Feed Your Brain, Feed Your Life: The Science of Everyday Mindfulness

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Research in mindfulness has exploded exponentially over the last decade, suggesting improvements in both physical and mental health.

Parents Up In Arms Over School District's 'Eastern' Mindfulness Program

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents

Recent research may tout the benefits of mindfulness programs in schools -- including improved test scores and decreased stress -- but some parents ar...

Nurturing A Flexible Mind

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

In the context of mindful living, slowing down does not imply taking a vacation every other month. It is what we must do every day. It means taking the time to do whatever we're doing. It means single-tasking rather than switching between a multitude of tasks and focusing on none of them.

20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science)

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust...

The Many Benefits Of Mindfulness

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

If asked to explain the value of mindfulness, you may want to consider the following question: Can you sit for one minute and completely quiet your mind? Can you do this without feeling like you're coming out of your skin?

My Weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth (No, It Wasn't Disneyland)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

This past weekend I went to Disneyland. Not the actual Disneyland, but my version of Disneyland. It was a conference called "Wisdom, 2.0," which is designed to address "the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world." We all know that technology is taking over practically every aspect of our lives -- mostly for the better. But there is also a growing awareness that our increasing dependence on technology puts us at risk of becoming disconnected from ourselves. As Wisdom 2.0's founder and host Soren Gordhamer put it, "We're done with this honeymoon phase and now we're in this phase that says, 'Wow, what have we done?' It doesn't mean what we've done is bad. There's no blame. But there is a turning of the page."

Want To Reap The Full Benefits Of Mindfulness? Try This

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you sometimes find yourself thinking more about past and/or future things than what you're doing in the present? If so, you might be missing much of the beauty the life has to offer.

Out Of Your Mind: How Mindfulness Eases Pain And Soothes Hot Flashes

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Meryl Davids Landau

Now that scientists are putting mindfulness under a microscope, they are also documenting the distinct health advantages this practice brings. The best part: mindfulness costs nothing.

How Mindfulness Rewires The Brain

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Did you know that mindfulness practice is showing that we can grow the area of our brain that's responsible for learning and memory?

Innovating For Mindfulness

Paul Lamb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Lamb

No matter how distracted and our lives become as a result of breakneck innovation we still crave the next big thing. We love cell phones but hate that we can't seem to ever turn them off.

A Mindful Revolution in Education

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kaiser Greenland

I just returned from an inspiring weekend with 300 educators interested in bringing mindfulness into our schools. Home from the conference, here are a few things that feel important to share.