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Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Mindfulness

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself | Mark Rice-Oxley

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Fake News

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation for Overcoming Obstacles

<b>Identifying Obstacles</b><p>An obstacle is anything that gets in your way of achieving your goals and living the life you truly desire. Obstacles present …

Motivation

9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory

You can’t find your keys. The name of your mailman is on the tip of your tongue. Here are surprising tricks that will help you remember stuff …

The Stress Test by Ian Robertson review – why pressure is good for you

We have long known that stress can be energising. This engaging book, full of science and vivid stories, presents the case for ‘what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger’<p>Stress is the psychological pandemic of our age, so it’s easy to forget that its modern use originated as a metaphor. Before the …

This Is How To Be Productive: 5 New Secrets Proven By Research

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.It’s like …

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

Minimalism

I Tried This Weird App to Feel More Zen + This Is What Happened

We’ve all seen meditation apps that promise everything from improved sleeping habits to stress relief. I’m setting out to see how they deliver, and after tackling the Calm app, I’m ready to try a new one. This past week, I used the Stop, Breathe & Think app every evening after work and before …

A Quick Cure for the Anxiety That Arises When You Feel Rushed

Surely you know the feeling. You've got more to do than you've got time to do it in.<p>The feeling of being in a rush to get something done, or to get somewhere, is not a pleasant one. It's the feeling of anxiety. You might be tense in the neck and shoulders. Your teeth might even be clenched. If …

Mindfulness

Don’t Let Secondhand Stress Affect Your Mood

Our brains are hardwired to pick up on and spread others’ emotions. Whether it’s an angry taxi driver or a harried boss, just seeing someone look stressed can make us feel anxious too. This is a real problem in open office plans, where you can see everyone’s nonverbals, so it’s important to find …