Dr. Sean Patrick Hatt

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How to Love Donald Trump — Even If You Don't Like Him - Lion's Roar

Zen chaplain Phyllis Coletta ran her husband’s Congressional Tea Party campaign. In doing so, she was reminded of the power of loving unconditionally.<p>…

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Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

The Kindness Cure

Mindfulness meditation is best known for its positive effects on practitioners’ brains and bodies. My research suggests it may also encourage compassion toward others.<p>How do you cultivate compassion? How do you ensure that at the end of the day, it’s your kindness and generosity for which you’ll be …

Mindfulness

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It’s been a long while since I’ve written here. An extremely traumatic family tragedy happened very unexpectedly last month and I’ve been overwhelmed …

Emotion in the Brain

The major brain regions that support emotional processing include the limbic system – particularly the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus – and …

Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Versus Supportive Expressive Group Therapy for Distressed Survivors of Breast Cancer (MINDSET): Journal of Clinical Oncology: Vol 31, No 25

More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder

REDLANDS, CA–Nicholas and Beverly Serna's daughter Caitlin was only four years old, but they already knew there was a problem.<p>Day after day, upon …

Can Spiritual Practice Heal Racism? An Interview With Tara Brach

<i>Tara Brach talks about waking up to racism in our culture and how her Washington, DC, Insight Meditation community is doing something about it.</i><p><b>Omega:</b> In recent months there has been significant unrest in various parts of the country as a result of racially charged conflict between civilians and …

Daily Meditation: Be Present

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by early 20th century Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore. The poem …

What Happens When an Internet-Connected Brain Has a Stroke?

How will future strokes affect humans if—and that’s a big If—all our brains are one day connected to each other via the internet?<p>Imagine the flow of blood to part of your brain one day just stops. You're having a stroke, or, as it's sometimes called, a "brain attack." Now, imagine that your brain …

Internet of Things

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — that meditating can literally change …

Why Cynicism Can Hold You Back

<i>Don’t be so trusting. Watch your back. You can’t be too careful.</i> That’s the way to get ahead in life, right?A recent paper by researchers at the …

What the world needs now: altruism/A conversation with Buddhist monk-author Matthieu Ricard - Scope

Sandwiched between trips to the titans of Silicon Valley - Facebook, Google, Salesforce and LinkedIn - and prior to an evening conversation with …

Meditation

Quiz Yourself: Do You Lead with Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence

HEALTHY HABITS: Starting the conversation about end of life

“We need to talk” is not typically a sentence that most people look forward to saying or to hearing. But, the truth of the matter is, now is as good …

The Science of Compassion: Kindness Is a Fundamental Human Trait

<b>Thupten Jinpa:</b> When we talk about the science of compassion, it’s also tied down with science of empathy. Empathy is compassion, altruism, kindness. …

Empathy

5 Tips for Practicing Mindfulness at the Office - Mindful

Mindfulness training is about your life. It isn’t about the time you meditate on a cushion or chair. It is about learning to be awake for each moment …

Mindfulness

Center of the Storm

Lama Surya Das riffs on enlightenment with a native New Yorker’s accent and attitude. When he first encountered Buddhism in the late 1960s, the …

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The Talking Cure

The poorer parents are, the less they talk with their children. The mayor of Providence is trying to close the “word gap.”<p>One morning in September, Lissette Castrillón, a caseworker in Providence, Rhode Island, drove to an apartment on the western edge of town to visit Annie Rodriguez, a young …

Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer's protein, memory loss

Sleep may be a missing piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle. The toxic protein that is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease blocks the deepest stages of …

Neuroscience

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may share genetic roots with creativity

Genes linked to creativity could increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research. Genetic risk scores …

Teen’s prom-night splurge will cheer homeless women

Months before his senior prom, Isaac Chan saw the dollars adding up.<p>A rental tuxedo. A corsage for his date. A dinner somewhere fancy.<p>The 18-year-old …

Brain Changers

Honestly? This therapist was creeping me out.<p>I was sitting in a comfy chair in her pleasant North End office to research a therapeutic approach she …

Awake at Work

A mindfulness-based program to awaken creative genius and inspire a culture of engagement and excellence.<p>Get an exclusive<br>17-minute session for …