Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mindfulness emerges as hottest meditative tool

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The News International: Mindfulness is fast emerging as the hottest meditative tool, which is known to contribute to our wellbeing and productivity. Mindfulness is all about being focussed on the present moment, which has the power to liberate one from the shackles of past failures or pointless day dreaming about the ...

Mindfulness for kids: Why we should be encouraging young people to find inner peace

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Brogan Driscoll, Huffington Post UK: Once upon a time mindfulness was reserved for spiritual types sitting cross-legged on the tops of faraway mountains, but these days the mind-calming practice has well and truly gone mainstream. Now, everyone is doing it, from comedian and HuffPost UK blogger Ruby Wax to high-flying bankers ...

Integration of mind and brain

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Linking of mind and brain has three important implications. First, as your mind changes, your brain changes. Your brain changes both temporarily, millisecond by millisecond, AND it changes in lasting ways because – in the famous saying of the Canadian psychologist, Donald Hebb – “neurons that fire together, wire together.” The fleeting ...

How two minutes of mindfulness can calm a class and boost attainment

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Matthew Jenkin, The Guardian: Buddhists have practised mindfulness for more than 2,000 years, but the technique of focusing on the present moment has long been dismissed by scientists as new age mumbo jumbo. Now, though, the West is finally waking up to the benefits of Eastern meditation and schools are ...

What does mindfulness meditation do to your brain?

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Tom Ireland, Scientific American: As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now – their heaviness. If you’ve never heard of mindfulness meditation, congratulations, you’ve just ...

Need a Kidney? Go to a Happy State

What would motivate someone to donate a kidney to someone they have never met?  Research has struggled to come up with a satisfying answer, but a recent study conducted by researchers at Georgetown University took an innovative approach to that question—and its results suggest that feelings of happiness and well-being ...

3 tips for practicing mindfulness in a multitasking workplace

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Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine: Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a corporate trend, but a proven method for success. Mindfulness – being focused and fully present ...

Self-Compassionate Parents, Happier Teens

When their teenager struggles with anxiety or depression, many parents will blame themselves for the trouble. But a new study suggests that a self-compassionate attitude may be more helpful to the teen—and that the best way to foster that self-compassion is to cultivate mindfulness. Researchers at Radboud University collected data from ...