Monthly Archives: September 2015

Meditation can improve your life and work, but you have to do it like you mean it

wildmind meditation news

Dov Seidman, Quartz: As those of us in the Northern hemisphere settle into the autumn, I’m mindful of persistent advice from business gurus telling me that I should be practicing mindfulness, but I’m even more mindful that mindfulness has become one of the most overused, watered-down tropes of the year. The ...

Train your brain to be happy: the many health benefits of meditation

wildmind meditation news

Kriti Malik , NDTV: We live in a world marred by distraction. Our minds are always racing, and we constantly seek some thing or the other to meet our needs and desires. As Buddha says, we’re hurling from one pleasant experience to the next – “What’s for lunch?”, “how will ...

How corporates co-opted the art of mindfulness to make us bear the unbearable

wildmind meditation news

Zoë Krupka, The Conversation: Almost every person who walks through my practice doorway is anxious in some way. And so they should be. While their anxiety might be blasting messages at an overly high volume, the messages themselves are worth paying attention to: abusive relationships, significant losses and workplaces that ...

Can mindfulness help patients stick to lifestyle changes?

wildmind meditation news

Kristin Gourlay, RIPR: Changes to diet and exercise can have a big impact on health. But sticking with a new regimen can be tough. Scientists are wondering whether a practice called mindfulness can help. Now a team of Brown University researchers has won a multi-million dollar federal grant to find ...

What is mindfulness and what can it do for you?

wildmind meditation news

Blayne Pereira, CMI: What is it? Like many buzzwords, it can be difficult to pinpoint an exact (and concise) definition for ‘mindfulness’. Professor Mark Williams of the University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field, has given a comprehensive description of mindfulness. “It is a translation of a ...

How Good Cheer Spreads Through Teen Social Networks

In recent years, the idea of contagion has spread far beyond medicine, all the way to the social sciences. Researchers have demonstrated how a variety of problematic behaviors, including smoking and overeating, tend to spread among friends, not unlike an infectious disease. Well, a new study reports this dynamic can also ...

Mindfulness can help de-stress children and youth

wildmind meditation news

Dr. Peter Nieman, Calgary Herald: Ask any teacher or pediatrician what has been the single predominant shift in their work over the past two or three decades. The odds are high that many will admit that children and youth are experiencing a dramatic increase of medical conditions which previously were ...

Can Mindfulness Reduce Binge Drinking at Colleges?

It’s back-to-school season, which means it’s time to stock up on notebooks, pens, and . . . beer? According to a 2012 study, a whopping 37 percent of college students are binge drinkers. That number is lower than it was in 1980 (44 percent), but the traditional prevention programs still ...