Rick Hanson and I discuss the tension between accepting how you’re feeling and changing how you’re feeling, spiritual bypassing, how to cultivate positive states of mind, the quivering potentiality at the front edge of now,… Read More »Eddies in the Mind Stream, with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
What do the neurocorrelates of enlightenment, the activation of the posterior cingulate cortex, and the extinction of craving all have in common? They relate to the work of Judson Brewer. Jud talks with Michael W.… Read More »The Craving Mind – with Judson Brewer
Meditation teacher and neuroscience consultant Shinzen Young and host Michael W. Taft talk about what mindfulness teachers are getting wrong, Shinzen’s Periodic Table of Happiness Elements, informed consent for awakening, effective strategies for dealing with… Read More »Enlightenment’s Evil Twin – with Shinzen Young
by Crystal Goh Over the last decade, the scientific community has produced numerous studies looking at how mindfulness practice influences our minds, our bodies and our behavior. Today, we are beginning to understand some of… Read More »Mindfulness Meditation Helps with Difficult Emotions
Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, however, have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.… Read More »Anxious? Meditation Can Help
How one scientist is blending ancient philosophy with modern neuroscience to fight addiction by Michael W. Taft Heart racing and fists shaking, I stood ready to fight. I was moments away from sparring with the… Read More »Flow State Machine: Hacking the Human Brain for Healing and Wellbeing
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
from Huffington Post Mindfulness meditation—nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts and emotions—is known for its anxiety-busting powers, and now scientists are getting a better understanding of why it has this impact in the brain. Researchers from Wake… Read More »Meditation Beats Anxiety By Activating Certain Brain Regions, Study Finds