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Mindfulness of Anger

Anger—it has an awesome power. Just think back to the last time you really felt it. What words come to mind? <i>Hot? Addictive? Adrenaline rush?</i>We’re not …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We are asked to eat a sandwich in silence. To think about every taste and texture, every chewing motion and bite. Far from being …

Mindfulness

6 Myths About Mindfulness We All Need to Stop Believing

While mindfulness has been a hot topic, we've struggled with both offering an understandable definition and demonstrating its practical application for modern life. There are numerous scientific publications on mindfulness. We've known for a long time that mindfulness reduces stress. We now know it …

What Is the Meaning of Your Life?

<i>“What is the meaning of life?”</i><p>I struggled with the question of life’s meaning and purpose throughout my youth. My parents tried to sell me on their …

Emotion-processing networks disrupted in sufferers of depression

Regions of the brain that normally work together to process emotion become decoupled in people who experience multiple episodes of depression, …

Mindfulness for beginners

If you’ve ever driven your car through an intersection and then wondered if the light was red, you know how easy it is to get lost in your thoughts. …