by Michael W. Taft I started meditating over 30 years ago, and it has proven to be a life-changing practice for me. When I reflect on my own experience, or listen to that of my… Read More »Proven Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation
Linda Heuman interviews scientist and Buddhist Willoughby Britton: As a scientist and as a Buddhist, what do you make of the AHRQ report? The report sounds pretty fair. This review—and pretty much every one before… Read More »Science Claims for Mediation Effects Overstated
One 15-minute focused-breathing meditation may help people make smarter choices, according to new research from researchers at INSEAD and The Wharton School. The findings are published in the February issue of Psychological Science, a journal… Read More »Mindfulness Improves Decision Making
By Dr Tamara Russell for CNN When making a big decision, how aware are you of the underlying brain processes informing your choices? When you go with your gut instinct, are you aware of the… Read More »Can you train your brain to make better decisions?
In a recent interview with the APA Monitor, Richie Davidson spoke about the effects of mindfulness meditation on resilience: “…[Speaking of] resilience again, there is a method of meditation that is very popular called mindfulness… Read More »Richie Davidson on Mindfulness Meditation and Resilience
Last Friday I attended a one-day conference called Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion, put on by Cal’s Greater Good Science Center in Berkeley. The purpose of the day was to look into ways that mindfulness practice… Read More »Does Mindfulness Increase Compassion?
In this local Silverlake interview, Altara Michelle of Gobble Green interviews Jessica Graham about her meditation practice and how it has impacted her health. The interview centers on healthy living, as fits with Gobble Green’s… Read More »How Did You First Start Meditating? Jessica Graham Interviewed by Altara Michelle of Gobble Green
by Charles Choi Meditation is often thought to help open up the mind, and new findings suggest it can steer people away from the mental traps that drag out problem solving. Meditative techniques could help… Read More »Meditation Helps You Find Creative Solutions
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