Scott Barry Kaufman shares his takeaways from eight weeks of mindfulness meditation.
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A new study teases out the different benefits of four kinds of meditation.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
Articles: How to Bring Humor to MeditationBy Kira M. Newman | August 25, 2016
A new book teaches mindfulness by emphasizing ease, joy, and jokes.
Articles: The Trouble with Mindfulness AppsBy Stephany Tlalka | August 24, 2016
When your favorite mindfulness app says it’s based in science, check twice. Few actually are.
New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
Articles: How to Overcome Destructive AngerBy Bernard Golden | August 2, 2016
Anger can make us feel out of control. Bernard Golden shares three tips for taming our temper.
Articles: Convincing Skeptics to Try MeditationBy Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016
Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Treat PTSD?By Adam Hoffman | June 13, 2016
According to a new study, adding mindfulness to traditional therapy could be beneficial for soldiers with PTSD.
Articles: What Mindfulness Is MissingBy Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016
According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.
Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.
Meditation is helping police officers to de-escalate volatile situations, improve community relations—and improve their own well-being.
According to a new study, how caring we are is linked to how much we pay attention to the present moment.
New research suggests that mindfulness helps college students bounce back from poor performance and self-criticism.
Articles: The Four Keys to Well-BeingBy Richard J. Davidson | March 21, 2016
Dr. Richard Davidson explains that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.
Articles: How Do Our Minds Affect Our Health?By Jill Suttie | March 11, 2016
A new book reveals the complex ways that our brains and bodies interact.
Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016
The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
On the road to well-being, says James Baraz, embrace all your diverse feelings.
According to a new book, the key is “emotional agility”: being less rigid and more flexible with our thoughts and feelings.
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