Jon Kabat-Zinn “Healing Power of Mindfulness” on Breast Cancer and LIFE
This interview was conducted by Monty Mckeever and appears on TRICYCLE Buddhist Review Editor’s Blog on October 5, 2010
(On October 6th at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, renowned scientist, writer, and meditation teacher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn gave a talk titled “Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: The Healing Power... [Read more...]
TM Meditation Leads To Decrease In Medical Costs
13 Sep 2011
According to a study published this week in the September/October 2011 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion (Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 56-60), people with consistently high health care costs experienced a 28 percent cumulative decrease in physician fees after an average of five years practicing the stress-reducing Transcendental... [Read more...]
Soothe Back-to-School Anxiety, Teach Kids to Relax
SUNDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) — Children who are nervous about the new school year can relax by practicing “mindfulness” during anxious moments, researchers say.
Experts at Duke University, in Durham, N.C., recommend mindfulness, which is a technique borrowed from meditation, to help children transition... [Read more...]
Integrative Oncology: Mindfulness Meditation
By Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN
Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Debra Barton, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN
ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition. Vol. 24 No. 10| October 19, 2010
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To Sleep AND not to Sleep…
How much sleep is enough? There is no one answer!! At best, the recommended amount is to sleep enough so that one functions optimally. This begs the question, “what is optimal fucntion?” It is difficult enough to know optimal physical function (no fatigue, “achyness”, tired feelings, etc.), and even more so, optimal mental or emotional fucntion.... [Read more...]
Meditation Fit for a Marine
New experiments with the military affirm the benefits of mindfulness.
by Vanessa Gregory
This article originally appeared in the November 2010 issue of Men’s Journal
Two summers ago at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, a group of reservists prepared for a tour of duty in Iraq. Twelve-hour days were jammed with rifle qualifications, counterinsurgency... [Read more...]
Meditation May Help Women Cope With Hot Flashes!
Mindfulness training reduces bother, not intensity, of menopause symptoms
FRIDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) — An easy-to-learn meditation technique can help ease the hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia of menopause, a new study says.
The University of Massachusetts research showed that mindfulness training, based on a Buddhist meditation... [Read more...]
Meditate Your Way to A More Creative Mind
This Post originally appeared on FAST COMPANY ONLINE May 18, 2011 By: Anya Kamenetz
Want to ignite your creative brain? Slow down!
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Functional MRI Shows How Mindfulness Meditation Changes Decision-Making Process
ScienceDaily (Apr. 21, 2011) — New research shows that Buddhist meditators use different areas of the brain than other people when confronted with unfair choices, enabling them to make decisions rationally rather than emotionally.
If a friend or relative won $100 and then offered you a few dollars, would you accept this windfall? The logical answer... [Read more...]
Daniel Goleman:Resilience for the Rest of Us
this post first appeared on the Harvard Business Review Blog April 2, 2011
There are two ways to become more resilient: one by talking to yourself, the other by retraining your brain.
If you’ve suffered a major failure, take the sage advice given by psychologist Martin Seligman in the HBR article “Building Resilience.” Talk... [Read more...]
Meditation may help the brain ‘turn down the volume’ on distractions
Enhanced control of alpha rhythms may underlie some effects of mindfulness meditation
BOSTON — The positive effects of mindfulness meditation on pain and working memory may result from an improved ability to regulate a crucial brain wave called the alpha rhythm. This rhythm is thought to “turn down the volume” on distracting information,... [Read more...]
Brains of Buddhist monks scanned in meditation study
By Matt Danzico BBC News, New York
The study peers into brains of monks. In a laboratory tucked away off a noisy New York City street, a soft-spoken neuroscientist has been placing Tibetan Buddhist monks into a car-sized brain scanner to better understand the ancient practice of meditation.
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Folsom Prison SLEEP Blues
Of all the awful places to sleep, (ask me about my Girl Scout camping experiences sometime) prison has to be one of the worse-
I went to visit my friend in prison today- [Read more...]
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A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way
A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.
by Jason Marsh posted Feb 25, 2011 on:
I consider myself something of a prospective meditator—meaning that a serious meditation practice is always something I’m about to start… next week.
So for years, I’ve been making a mental note... [Read more...]
Why do we sleep? Who knows? Who cares?
Why do we sleep? Nobody knows!
There are many theories, ideas, traditions and explanations.
Medicine and Science describe the function of sleep, but not the reason why we sleep, as having to do with resting the body and muscles that we used through out the day. Or there are theories about memory consolidation, addressing psychological issues, establishing... [Read more...]
Sleep with RUMI
When I am with you, we stay up all night,
When you’re not here, I can’t get to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going... [Read more...]
Emotional intelligence peaks in your 60s
People’s ability to empathise with others peaks during their 60s, scientists have found.
This article first appeared on THE TELEGRAPH, Science News on 02 Jan 2011
Older generations have greater ‘emotional intelligence” than younger members of society, the researchers said.
They are also better at seeing the positive side... [Read more...]
Meditation in prison – Doing time by Being Present!
The Dhamma Brothers, (the story, book, documentary and movement) has had a significant impact on my life. The story has recently appeared on the Internet and on NPR 02-08-2011 (see below for links), which is most timely, as I begin an MBSR course for a group of us that are interested in bringing Mindfulness and MBSR into a local prison!! ... [Read more...]
Michael Chapdelaine-Music From The Heart
“Not all who wander are lost” JRRTolkein-
Michael Chapdelaine is the only guitarist ever to win First Prize in the world’s top competitions in both the Classical and Fingerstyle genres; the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championships at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass... [Read more...]
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