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Susan Smalley

10 Books That Will Change Your Brain

Rebecca Gladding | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books
Rebecca Gladding

Many great books explain the science behind how your brain can change. And there are many more excellent mindfulness and self-help books that teach people how to improve their lives.

Two Kinds Of Deaths

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

It is an interesting dichotomy - one group seems to open with age, the other seems to close. With openness, it seems that death is much less frightening as if it is merely another viewpoint of sorts.

The Susans I Met In The Slums Of Nairobi

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I visited Kiberia last week. With local NGO leaders as our guide (and two soldiers carrying automatic rifles) we walked through an adjacent neighborhood slum of Nbuta to visit some families that live there.

A Glimpse of Life's Journey

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Mostly I travel alone but at times I carried a backpack full of seedlings needing nourishment or I would walk hand in hand with another experiencing the road ever so slightly different.

Can Meditation Change Your Brain And Affect Your Genes?

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

In last week's blog, Susan Smalley, Ph.D., founder of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA, shared with us her fascinating journey. Af...

The Thrill Of Democracy

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

As I watched the Super Tuesday returns, I was struck by how utterly enjoying it is to be part of a democracy. My son, voting in his second Presidenti...

Kindness Is the Key To Health And Happiness

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

When kindness is a guiding principal, hurting another - whether human, animal, or the earth, will not be easy.