Monthly Archives: February 2015

How mindfulness training affects health

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Meditation MP3 – Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction Guardian: Carnegie Mellon University’s J David Creswell—whose cutting-edge work has shown how mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults and alleviates stress—and his graduate student Emily Lindsay have developed a model suggesting that mindfulness influences health via stress reduction pathways. Their ...

Can ‘mindfulness’ help students do better in school?

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Meditation MP3 – Mindfulness Meditations for Teens Emily Holland, Wall Street Journal: “Mindfulness” has gotten a lot of buzz recently, with everyone from tech executives to professional athletes to lawmakers saying they use it to combat stress, stay balanced and perform better on the job. Now some educators and psychologists ...

Mindfulness meditation may help older adults sleep better

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Karma: Finding Freedom in This Moment (2 CDs), by Pema Chodron and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Rachael Rettner, Live Science: Meditating may help older adults sleep better, a new study suggests. The study involved about 50 adults in Los Angeles ages 55 and older who had trouble sleeping, including difficulty falling asleep ...

The Power of Mindfulness: a four-week course starting March 2, 2015

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Do you want to be calmer, happier, and experience more freedom from stress? Mindfulness has been clinically proven to reduce stress, promote feelings of wellbeing, and improve mental and physical health. The next Power of Mindfulness online course starts March 2, 2015. It’s a four-week meditation course that’s accessible 24 hours ...

A look at the science behind mindfulness, meditation

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Living As a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change by Bodhipaksa (Signed copy) Chloé Morrison, Nooga.com: Meditation and mindfulness practices have become more popular recently, but I still encounter plenty of people who look at me like I’m talking about witchcraft when I mention it. (I’m not judging ...

Can Awe Boost Health?

Taking in such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel ceiling, or Schubert’s “Ave Maria” may give a boost to the body’s defense system, according to new research from UC Berkeley. Researchers have linked positive emotions—especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art, and spirituality—with ...

There are risks to mindfulness at work

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Meditation MP3 – Guided Meditations for Busy People David Brendel, Harvard Business Review: Mindfulness is close to taking on cult status in the business world. But as with any rapidly growing movement—regardless of its potential benefits—there is good reason here for caution. Championed for many years by pioneering researchers such as ...

Two helpful practices for easing into mindfulness

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Meditation MP3 – Guided Meditations for Busy People Margarita Tartakovsky, Psych Central: Mindfulness helps us move out of autopilot, where we think thoughts, feel emotions and act on behaviors without any awareness — without even realizing we’re having these experiences. Without any awareness of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, we ...