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Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Our minds are abuzz with thousands of thoughts each day, all of which compete for our attention and a corollary action. The Buddhists call this untrained mind of buzzing thoughts the Monkey Mind.<p>The Monkey Mind, the ego mind, constantly flickers between conscious thoughts of love and unconscious …

Why Is Mindfulness So Difficult?

Mindfulness entails trying to get the mind to look at the mind, trying to observe how our operating systems are running. Using the analogy of software, you will quickly realize how difficult it is to get your Windows 8 or Mac OS X operating system to debug itself. You normally need an outside …

Third Metric Conference Explores Mind/Body Connection

NEW YORK -- For today's high-powered, high-stressed professionals, short moments of "purposeful pause" can lead to a more balanced, healthier life, a panel of experts told the audience at "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power," conference Thursday.<p>Speaking during a discussion …

The Criminal Mind

Advances in genetics and neuroscience are revolutionizing our understanding of violent behavior—as well as ideas about how to prevent and punish crime.<p>The scientific study of crime got its start on a cold, gray November morning in 1871, on the east coast of Italy. Cesare Lombroso, a psychiatrist …

Neuroscience

We are all addicts now

Even cupcakes and iPhones control us — social and technological advances stimulate desires and foster addiction<p>The 21st century cupcake is a thing of wonder: a modest base of sponge groaning under an indulgently thick layer of frosted sugar or buttercream. It’s made to look like a miniature …

Guide To Understanding The Introverted...

How Your Deepest Insecurities Reveal Your Greatest Gifts

In my decades of practice as a psychotherapist, this is the insight that has inspired me most:<p>Our deepest wounds surround our greatest gifts.<p>I've found that the very qualities we're most ashamed of, the ones we keep trying to reshape or hide, are in fact the key to finding real love. I call them …

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