Monthly Archives: March 2011

Divide and Conquer: How the Essence of Mindfulness Parallels the Nuts and Bolts of Science

Shinzen Young on the fascinating parallels between the new understanding of mindfulness and the ever-more-sophisticated understanding of neuroscience.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction And Healing

Mindfulness Stress Reduction And Healing talk by mindfulness expert and molecular biologist Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. He even discusses the science of how stress may accelerate the ageing process and how mindfulness may help to alleviate these effects.

Mass Murder

The recent mass murders in Arizona are the latest in our country's epidemic of horrible, hate inspired crimes. The 24/7 media punditry and political spinning has been disappointingly off point in a way suggesting that once again we will learn nothing from our mistakes and that such tragedies will continue ...

Today’s Top Stressor

Ted Klontz grew up dirt-poor on a 500-acre farm in southern Ohio in the 1940s. His family raised its own food and sold meat, eggs, and butter for cash. He had one pair of shoes and two changes of clothes, and he didn't go to a dentist until he was ...

The Love Test

It definitely has its delights, but falling in love shakes up your life quite a bit. Devoting yourself to a partner includes taking on new friends, new relatives, and a new living arrangement. Pairing up also sparks sweet dreams about the goals you'd like to reach, trips you want to ...

First Acts

I prided myself on being low-key about my pregnancy. I didn't read What to Expect When You're Expecting—OK, so I bought a copy, but I only used it as a reference. I traveled, I socialized, and I worked full-time until five days before giving birth, even though I was carrying ...

When Perfection Is the Problem

Humorist Walt Kelly titled his book, We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us. Kelly was onto something. When perfectionism and procrastination combine you can be your own worst enemy. By freeing yourself from this complex process, you can better use your time to accomplish more with less stress. Here ...

Must You Stifle Your Self at Work?

True confession: when I ran a psychiatric outpatient department, I never really wanted to know how the staff felt about things. I just wanted them to shut up and do their jobs. I did know, of course, because my staff felt compelled to share their reactions to every simple change ...