A Mind of Winter

A Mind of Winter

Winter light is special light—it elongates the world and its snow reflects in a way like no other time of year.Like so many of the winter holidays of light, winter can be a beautiful reflection of the psyche’s capacity to hold on to hope even in the darkest of times.

Religion and the Brain

Religion and the Brain

In addition to the "quietening" of the IPL, fMRI studies have also shown increased activity, when people pray, in areas of the frontal lobe of the brain that are responsible for traits like attention .

Kim Kardashian’s Baby Shower Celebrating Fourth Child

Kim Kardashian’s Baby Shower Celebrating Fourth Child

“So, because I’m freaking out and the baby is coming in, like, two weeks, I thought what better way to celebrate than to have a little CBD,” she said. “This year, because I am freaking out so much, I just want a zen-like CBD-themed baby shower,” the reality star told the outlet.

Meditation Can Shift the Brain

Meditation Can Shift the Brain

Begin the meditation by offering kindness to yourself by saying silently, May I be Safe, May I be Happy, May I be Healthy, May I live with Ease .

14 Easy Relaxation Practices to Share With Your Children and Teens

14 Easy Relaxation Practices to Share With Your Children and Teens

14 Easy Relaxation Practices to Share With Your Children and Teens. If you have relaxation practices that work for you and help your body to re-energize, you might wonder how you can encourage your children to join you.

Should You Meditate?

Should You Meditate?

Including modestly-large sample sizes, pre-selected and pre-registered primary outcome variables (akin to publicly announcing your methods and hypotheses before you collect and analyze data), active comparison groups, and integration of latest technology in brain imaging, as well as inflammatory markers and genetics , soon we will be able to learn more about the promise of mindfulness and meditation practices, particularly how, where, and when they work best and for whom.

Wishing Happiness for Others Makes Well-Wishers Happier, Too

Wishing Happiness for Others Makes Well-Wishers Happier, Too

Taking a 12-minute walk in a public space and thinking to yourself “I wish for this person to be happy” every time you see a passerby may be a surprisingly easy way to make yourself feel better, according to a new study by researchers from Iowa State University.

The Secret to Taming Your Monkey Mind

The Secret to Taming Your Monkey Mind

This mirror meditation practice is based on the three key intentions of mindfulness meditation: attention to the present moment, open awareness, and kind intention toward yourself.

Can Mindfulness Improve Workplace Well-Being?

Can Mindfulness Improve Workplace Well-Being?

Spoiler alert: Mindfulness appears to have many significant benefits that span many aspects of workplace functioning, including well-being, performance, and relationships. Studies are beginning to show that these changes can have real benefits for individuals at work, including their well-being, performance, and relationships.

Mindfulness Could Be a Powerful Painkiller

Mindfulness Could Be a Powerful Painkiller

This new meta-analysis, published in the peer-reviewed journal Evidence-Based Mental Health , analyzed the evidence from 21 previous studies involving 2,000 chronic pain sufferers. It was designed to assess whether mindfulness was as effective as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for relieving chronic pain and its associated distress.

Troian Bellisario Opens Up About Mom Guilt After Daughter’s Birth

Troian Bellisario Opens Up About Mom Guilt After Daughter’s Birth

“I want to be there for [my daughter] all the time, but that’s not possible,” the Pretty Little Liars alum, 33, admitted on a Monday, February 4, episode of Katie Lowes ‘ “Katie’s Crib” podcast.

Jennifer Lopez’s Daughter Isn’t Sure She Wants to Get Married

Jennifer Lopez’s Daughter Isn’t Sure She Wants to Get Married

Jennifer Lopez, with daughter Emme inside during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. Jennifer Lopez revealed that Emme, 10, might never want to get married — and the singer is glad.

Kate Hudson shares mission to get back to 'fighting weight' after giving birth

Kate Hudson shares mission to get back to 'fighting weight' after giving birth

In her upbeat caption, the busy mom of three revealed her plans to drop 25 pounds by the time she starts shooting a new movie next spring. The busy mom of three planned on a regimen of healthful eating, exercise and meditation.

Prudent, Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

Prudent, Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

A final note is that both Stixrud and Johnson are transcendental meditators who plug meditation and mindfulness throughout their book; they even cite recent research on the benefits of the app, Headspace, for disadvantaged inner city students.

Prudent and Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

Prudent and Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

A final note is that both Stixrud and Johnson are transcendental meditators who plug meditation and mindfulness throughout their book, including a citation of research on the benefits of the app, Headspace for disadvantaged inner city students.