Alice Critcher

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Mindfulness therapy helps prevent drug and alcohol relapse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A treatment program incorporating mindfulness meditation is better over the long term than traditional approaches at preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse, according to a new study.<p>One year after treatment for substance abuse, far fewer participants who got …

Everything You Need To Know About Meditation

"It'll change your life!" my trendier friends say. For the past year, they have been urging me to meditate. "Not my thing," I answer. I'm not good at Zen -- I'm good at running late to an appointment as I fire off five texts. But after a particularly chaotic week in which I reeled from work crisis …

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

With his boyish features, severely parted hair, and perfect anchorman’s baritone, Dan Harris hardly comes off like a meditation guru. But the …

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Can compassion meditation make you '10 Percent Happier?'

ABC News' Dan Harris Takes Questions on How to Be '10 Percent Happier'

ABC News' Dan Harris discusses his book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Oregon prison workers: 'Mindfulness' training calms even the most tightly wound

Oregon prison officials blanched when they learned about the terrible physical and emotional toll that corrections work was taking on their …

Stressed at work? Meditating really does work - and you'll see a difference in just three days, say researchers

• <b>Researchers found 25 minutes of mindful meditation for three consecutive days alleviated psychological stress</b><p>Meditating can have an almost instant …

Here’s what I’ve been up to!

Katie Couric<p>Here’s what I’ve been up to! More ><p>Podcast: Julianna Margulies on #MeToo, Trump, and “Dietland”<p>Julianna Margulies has been lighting up …

Why Is It So Hard to Pay Attention? Or Is It? Curiosity May Be Key to Concentrating

Here are two ways we can pay attention: force ourselves to concentrate, or be interested. The first way is what I did when I was first learning mindfulness.<p>There is a new medication in early clinical trials that will likely revolutionize our ability to pay attention. Interested in learning more? …

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