Monthly Archives: April 2014

Meditation nation

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Linda Heuman, Tricycle.com: How convincing is the science driving the popularity of mindfulness meditation? A Brown University researcher has some surprising answers. Given the widespread belief that meditation practice is scientifically certified to be good for just about everything, the results of a recent major analysis of the research might come ...

Mindful presence

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What Is Mindful Presence? Let’s unpack those two words, mindful presence. Mindfulness is simply a clear, non-judgmental awareness of your inner and outer worlds. In particular, it’s an awareness of the flow of experience in your inner world – an alert observing of your thoughts, emotions, body sensations, desires, memories, images, personality ...

Can Mindfulness Help Kids Learn Self-Control?

When people talk about the keys to success these days, they often end up talking about marshmallows. They’re referring to the “Marshmallow Test.” Researchers at Stanford presented preschoolers with one marshmallow, telling them that they could either eat it right away or wait for several minutes; if they waited, they’d receive ...

How to Help First-Generation College Students Succeed

First-generation college students receive lower grades and have higher dropout rates. Why? In the past, researchers blamed a lack of financial resources and academic skills. Financial aid and special academic strategy programs help, of course, but such steps have failed to eliminate the social-class achievement gap. Studies show that first-generation ...

4 ways mindfulness meditation benefits so many conditions

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PsyBlog, Dr Jeremy Dean: Four central components of how mindfulness meditation works, psychological research finds. With studies pouring in on the benefits of mindfulness, psychologists’ attention is turning to why mindfulness works, and the results are fascinating. For example, mindfulness meditation has been shown to have therapeutic benefits in depression, anxiety, substance ...

Does meditation have health benefits?

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Fred Cicetti, LiveScience.com: Meditation definitely reduces stress. And too much stress is bad for your health. There is some research that indicates meditation may help with: Allergies, anxiety, asthma, binge eating, cancer, depression, fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain, sleep difficulties and substance abuse. I started meditating in 1976, when Dr. ...

Which Kind of Mindfulness Meditation is Right for You?

Let’s say you want to be more mindful—that is, cultivate intentional, non-judgmental attention to each moment. Meditation is the core of mindfulness, but there are many different forms of meditation. Which one is best for you? That’s the question tackled in a new study published in the journal Mindfulness. Over ...

Can Mindfulness Make Romantic Conflict Less Stressful?

Even in healthy relationships, conflict is inevitable—it’s how you cope with conflict that matters. Coping badly increases stress, and research has shown that too much stress in romantic relationships can put people at risk for mental and physical health problems. According to two new studies, cultivating non-judgmental, moment-to-moment awareness—or mindfulness—might help ...