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The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …

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Non-Judging, Non-Striving and the Pillars of Mindfulness Practice

Twelve of us sit in a circle at the third session of the mindfulness-based stress reduction course (MBSR) offered at the hospital. The program was …

Mindfulness

MINDFULNESS<p><b>What is Mindfulness?</b><p><i>Jon Kabat-Zinn</i><p>Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice which is very relevant for life today. Mindfulness is a very …

Seeking the Key to Happiness? Research Suggests Taming the Wandering Mind

Carolanne Wright, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Eastern philosophies have advocated it for more than a millennia. Ram Dass wrote a book about it. And now, an …

WATCH: Why People Don't Like to Meditate

Meditation is a popular New Year's resolution but easily gets tossed to the side. Why? People think meditation is hard. It's an intimidating practice. "Sit still and breathe" seems an impossible task. On the other hand, everyone seems to know that meditation is good for them. What really keeps …

Mindfulness: Has Your Ego Slipped Inside Your Witness?

Orange <i>was</i> the new black. Now mindfulness has trumped orange and is indeed, the <i>newest</i> black. Talk in social media is that everyone is practicing it, "doing" mindfulness, becoming spiritual. Sounds good! Becoming aware and conscious of what is happening in the present moment, both inside and outside …

What I Discovered by Beginning a Mindfulness Practice

It had been one of those years. Life kept handing me lemons, and instead of making lemonade [eyeroll], I was losing my hair and becoming overly familiar with the slim pickings on TV at 2 a.m. when my anxiety kept me awake. When my "stress" began to seep into my children, I realized it was time to …

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How mindfulness meditation changes the brain

Technologies such as fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and EEG (electroencephalography) make it possible for neuroscientists to see …