Michelle DiPardo

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Improving Decision-Making Skills with Mindfulness Meditation

A new study suggests that it does not take very long to learn how to make smarter choices.<p>Researchers from INSEAD and The Wharton School found that …

8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate - PsyBlog

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ~Dalai Lama<p>What a wonderful world it would be if people …

Within 10 days Transcendental Meditation significantly reduced PTSD in African refugees

African civilians in war-torn countries have experienced the threat of violence or death, and many have witnessed the abuse, torture, rape and even …

New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

Elizabeth Renter, <i>Natural Society</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>If you are a practitioner of meditation, the results of a new study published in <i>Psychoneuroendocrinology</i> …

How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know - PsyBlog

How experts think, the power of framing, the miracle of attention, the weird world of cognitive biases and more…<p>Fifty years ago there was a …

Moving The Sun To Shine In Dark Places

“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”<p>Eckhart Tolle

How the Mind Works – Three Methods to Make Your Mind Run Smoothly

<b>How the mind works – Do you know what your mind is doing?</b><p>Are thoughts produced by our mind? Do we create our own thoughts? Is the process of thinking …

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The Brain in Pain

<i>How brain imaging technology is placing emphasis on the potential for the mind to influence our physiology, and how this influence should not be</i> …

The Intelligent Plant

Scientists debate a new way of understanding flora.<p>In 1973, a book claiming that plants were sentient beings that feel emotions, prefer classical music to rock and roll, and can respond to the unspoken thoughts of humans hundreds of miles away landed on the New York <i>Times</i> best-seller list for …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

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I just found Joseph Campbell!

As luck would have it, I stumbled on to a new documentary film about the philosophy of Joseph Campbell. Luck is really not the appropriate word …

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

Consciousness

Moving The Sun To Shine In Dark Places

" Silence is a source of great strength. "<p>Lao Tzu

Mindfulness helps undergraduates by taming wandering minds

Few situations present as much distraction and time pressure as the college experience. In this environment, attention can be elusive and difficult …

Overview of research on individuals experiencing higher states of consciousness during transcendental meditation

Today, millions of Americans say they practice some form of yoga and/or meditation. It's become a health fad. Yet the goal of these practices seems …

Brain regions 'tune' activity to enable attention

The brain appears to synchronize the activity of different brain regions to make it possible for a person to pay attention or concentrate on a task, …

Mindfulness Meditation Is the Direct Way to Happiness

We often wonder what our lives would be like without meditation or mindfulness. We were talking with our partner, neuroscientist and yogi Brian Jones, about this recently, who said, "With all the mass overstimulation and continuously heightened levels of stress, it's easy to see why we're all going …

Recurring Dreams: Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You Something!

<i>By Dr. Angel Morgan</i><p>Dreams can include important narratives for the dreamer about unresolved issues in the past, present and future.<p>Often, a very important message for the dreamer that has been ignored will repeat until it's understood, or worked through by the dreamer. It's kind of like the dream …

Drop Anxiety and Depression

Exactly how the practice does this is a bit of a mystery, says study coauthor Madhav Goyal, M.D. Anxiety and depression are rooted in your mind. And it’s possible the focus and discipline required for meditation helps train your brain to tune out negative emotions or symptoms—or at least their …

Green spaces have lasting positive effect on well-being

<b>Living in an urban area with green spaces has a long-lasting positive impact on people's mental well-being, a study has suggested.</b><p>UK researchers found moving to a green space had a sustained positive effect, unlike pay rises or promotions, which only provided a short-term boost.<p>The authors said the …

Mental Health

How to breathe yourself happier: This week doctors claimed meditation can beat pain and depression. I'm living proof, says Dr DANNY PENMAN

• <b>William Bankes-Jones had horrific para-gliding accident in Norfolk</b>• <b><br>Was in terrible pain for weeks afterwards - until he tried meditation</b>• <b><br>His suffering</b> …

Mindfulness

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …

Moving The Sun To Shine In Dark Places

"Your children are not your children.<br>They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.<br>They come through you but not from you,<br>And though …

Moving The Sun To Shine In Dark Places

“Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have …

The Science of “Intuition”

The power and fruitfulness of intuition has had innumerable and celebrated champions — from Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs to some of history’s greatest scientists and philosophers. But what, exactly, lies behind this amorphous phenomenon we call “intuition”? That’s precisely what CUNY …

Why You Should Make Time to Wonder | Inc.com

You might want to start making time for things that blow your mind. Why? It might make you more productive. At least, so finds a study recently published in <i>Psychological Research</i><i>.</i><p>Over three different experiments, researchers Melanie Rudd, Kathleen Vohs, and Jennifer Aaker saw that awesome …

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