By Ann Douglas for The Star Here’s some good news about that much talked about teenage brain. Teenagers who practice mindfulness — a technique that involves focusing on what is happening in the moment and… Read More »Teen Brain Benefits from Mindfulness Training
by Michael W. Taft We all know by now that mindfulness meditation can create positive changes in your life. It works, but you pretty much have to practice it every day to really reap the… Read More »Five Proven Ways to Get Your Meditation Practice Back on Track
By David Swan for pulsetoday Mindfulness training produces clinically significant improvements in quality of life and stress that are equivalent to those seen with inhalers in patients with asthma, a US trial has found. Researchers… Read More »Effects of mindfulness training in asthma ‘comparable to inhalers’
By Aidan Gardiner for The New York Times La-keeyatta Steward, 17, sat on a small black pillow one recent Tuesday afternoon, her legs tucked under her. Her meditation instructor told her to imagine her body… Read More »Zen for High Schoolers: ‘Notice the Anxiety. Notice the Fear.’
by Aran Levasseur, for pbs.org Think of sitting quietly in a spartan room. There are no TVs, computers, smartphones, books, magazines or music. If you’re like most people, this probably sounds like a recipe for… Read More »Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age
by Michael W. Taft I used to have a hard time relating to people. As a bald-headed punk, my personality was so intense that my friends jokingly nicknamed me “Toxic Mike.” I felt that I… Read More »Alone Bad, Friend Good – Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness
By Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. A recently published article in the Journal of Clinical Psychology by Kearney, McDermott, Malte, Martinez, and Simpson (2012) may have broad implications for veterans suffering with symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder… Read More »Mindfulness and the Military: Does Self-Acceptance Help Veterans?
By Denise Reynolds RD Meditation is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in which a person learns to focus attention and become mindful of thoughts, feelings, and sensations. It can also bring about… Read More »Meditation Pumps Up the Brain, Improves Ability to Adapt