About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?
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Articles: Green Cities, Happy CitiesBy Heather Yundt | July 9, 2014
A new study suggests that just moving to a greener urban area improves our mental health for at least three years following the move.
Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of TherapyBy Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
Articles: Need a Kidney? Go to a Happy StateBy Craig L Anderson | June 13, 2014
A new study suggests that feelings of happiness might actually spur extraordinary acts of altruism.
Forget the ties and power tools! New research says that today's dads want something else for Father's Day: paid leave and flextime.
Articles: Seven Keys to a Good DeathBy Charles Garfield | April 30, 2014
Charles Garfield draws on decades of experience to explore how to create the conditions for a good death.
A new study compares the effects of sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga on health and well-being.
A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children.
Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive OnlineBy Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014
Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.
Two new studies investigate how mindfulness can reduce depression and exhaustion among doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals—and get mixed results.
As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?
Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014
Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.
A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.
Articles: Mindful Doctors, Happy PatientsBy Emily Nauman | February 10, 2014
A new study shows that physicians with mindfulness skills communicate well with patients, and provide better quality care.
How can we foster a more positive attitude toward eating and toward our bodies? A new study suggests that mindfulness might play a role.
Articles: A Journey into the Teenage BrainBy Diana Divecha | January 27, 2014
Daniel Siegel's new book reveals the "power and purpose" of the adolescent brain.
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Videos and Podcasts: Mindfulness and Compassion in Health CareBy Robert McClure | January 13, 2014
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, social worker and health care manager Robert McClure explains how mindfulness meditation can help sustain compassion for health care workers.
Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2013By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 7, 2014
Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed last year!
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.
A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.
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