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How the Mindfulness Movement Went Mainstream -- And the Backlash That Came With It

How the Mindfulness Movement Went Mainstream -- And the Backlash That Came With It | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Meditation is more complex than some people realized.
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Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015 - Telegraph

Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015 - Telegraph | Mindful life | Scoop.it
The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett
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What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space | Mindful life | Scoop.it
We're addicted to distraction, and it's holding us back. To find genius in the 21st century, we must build a discipline of unplugging and deep thinking.
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Should Students Memorize Facts or Assume They Will Always Be a Click Away?

Should Students Memorize Facts or Assume They Will Always Be a Click Away? | Mindful life | Scoop.it
A young doctor-in-training examines a new patient. Should she draw information for the diagnosis from her “E-memory”—electronic memory, the kind that’s available on a computer? Or should she dip into her “O-memory”—organic memory, the old-fashioned sort that resides in the brain? Research shows that apprentice doctors are increasingly relying on...
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"With our computers, we can search, store, and check. With our minds, we can browse, elaborate and reflect. "

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Gdzie ci mężczyźni?

Gdzie ci mężczyźni? | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Z prof. Philipem Zimbardo*, wybitnym amerykańskim psychologiem rozmawia Marek Rybarczyk.
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Zimbardo: "Niepokoję się o to co dzieje się z młodymi mężczyznami - w Ameryce, w wielu krajach Azji, także w Polsce. Na naszych oczach zaszła zła zmiana w młodym pokoleniu mężczyzn. Dlaczego chłopcy na całym świecie uczą się gorzej od rówieśnic, nie potrafią się z nimi dogadywać się i dlaczego potem nie mają udanego życia seksualnego z kobietami?"

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Ask A Philosopher: What Does New Brain Science Mean For Free Will?

Ask A Philosopher: What Does New Brain Science Mean For Free Will? | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Philosopher Daniel C. Dennett addresses questions of moral responsibility -- "My brain made me do it!" -- raised by new neuroscience findings on the biological underpinnings of morality.
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How two minutes of mindfulness can calm a class and boost attainment

How two minutes of mindfulness can calm a class and boost attainment | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Mindfulness helps students cope with academic stress and the pressures of life outside the school gates. Matthew Jenkin examines the benefits of silent reflection in education
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How Does Mindfulness Improve Self-Control?

How Does Mindfulness Improve Self-Control? | Mindful life | Scoop.it
In a new installment of our Mindful Monday series, we talk with researcher Rimma Teper about how mindfulness helps improve executive function.
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"We suggest that mindfulness leads to improvements in emotion regulation not by eliminating or reducing emotional experience, but rather through a present-moment awareness and acceptance of emotional experience. This sort of attentive and open stance towards one’s own emotions and thoughts allows the individual to still experience emotion, but also to detect emotions early on and stop them from spiraling out of control."

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Benefits of Meditation: 10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

Benefits of Meditation: 10 Science-Based Reasons To Start Meditating Today INFOGRAPHIC - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. | Mindful life | Scoop.it
For the last 10 years, I have been involved in researching the impact of meditation on health and well-being. This infographic summarized some of the key findings about the benefits of meditation. When my colleagues at Stanford and at other universities started researching meditation, most of us expected that meditation would help with stress levels. However, what many of us did not anticipate was the extent of the benefits the data ended up showing. Hundreds of studies suggest that meditation... Continue Reading
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Soco Belda's curator insight, August 19, 2014 3:30 PM

Why not try it? All of them are advantages and pros.... and actually there are 1440 minutes in a day!!!! Just  10 minutes for a start.... You won't regret it...

 

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3 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself: Expert Advice

3 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself:  Expert Advice | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Hard on yourself? Why it's critical to be kinder
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God Is.'s curator insight, January 6, 2014 1:20 PM

It is hard. But it is not. When we fly, one of the things we are reminded of is to put the oxygen masks on ourselves FIRST. God teaches us to do that as well, all thorughout the Bible...

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10 Remarkable Ways Meditation Helps Your Mind

10 Remarkable Ways Meditation Helps Your Mind | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Studies find meditation provides lasting emotional control, cultivates compassion, reduces pain sensitivity, boosts multitasking and more...

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Shalini VadheraPotts's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:11 PM

Through my own personal growth and search to find balance, a day doesn't go by that I'm told to meditate.  There are so many ways to do meditation and even more benefits. My latest practice is a walking meditation where I repeat a mantra while walking through nature.  I love it and the affects it has on my overall well being are amazing.

 

Here are some more reason why you just need to meditate!

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:43 PM

I am getting more out of guided meditation than anything I have done for myself in a long time.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:55 PM

Meditation has been shown to reduce pain, improve blood pressure, focus, immunity, life quality.

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The Muddied Meaning of ‘Mindfulness’

The Muddied Meaning of ‘Mindfulness’ | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Maybe the word “mindfulness” is like the Prius emblem, a badge of enlightened and self-satisfied consumerism, and of success and achievement. If so, not deploying mindfulness — taking pills or naps for anxiety, say, or going out to church or cocktails — makes you look sort of backward or classless. Like driving a Hummer.
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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity
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The McMindfulness Craze: The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution

The McMindfulness Craze: The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution | Mindful life | Scoop.it
If meditation ordinarily leads to numbing detachment, what would a meditation that valued self-discovery look like?
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Mindfulness therapy comes at a high price for some, say experts

Mindfulness therapy comes at a high price for some, say experts | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Much-hyped therapy can reduce relapses into depression – but it can have troubling side effects
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"You can sometimes get the impression from the enthusiasm that is being shown about it helping with depression and anxiety that mindfulness is a magic pill you can apply without effort, You start watching your breath and all your problems are solved. It is not like that at all. You are working with the heart of your experiences, learning to turn towards them, and that is difficult and can be uncomfortable."

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Use Neuroscience to Remain Calm Under Pressure

The ability to keep your wits in a crisis isn't a character trait; it's a skill that you can learn in minutes.
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Meditation Isn't Enough: A Buddhist Perspective on Suicide

Meditation Isn't Enough: A Buddhist Perspective on Suicide | Mindful life | Scoop.it
You would think that having taught meditation for 13 years and worked with these people I would be a pro at this whole "take care of yourself" thing. I have never publicly admitted this, but given the stigma around mental health issues and ...
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An important and honest piece on how sometimes, despite best knowledge and practice, life makes some face the worst demons. 

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Online meditation resources | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

Online meditation resources | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Welcome to our page of meditation links. If there is a site that you particularly think should be on our website (or if you think we shouldn't link to one of
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a list of useful resources about meditation

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Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Two techniques that fit into any schedule.
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The power of micromeditations to create a habit of awareness.

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The Scientific Benefits of Self-Compassion INFOGRAPHIC - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

The Scientific Benefits of Self-Compassion INFOGRAPHIC - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing. We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude are helping us achieve our goals. We don’t realize that they are actually standing in our way. Scientific data shows that self-criticism makes us weaker in the face of failure, more emotional,... Continue Reading
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How I overcame procrastination in 3 steps by 'watching' my procrastinating mind

How I overcame procrastination in 3 steps by 'watching' my procrastinating mind | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Background:

Over the last few months I have spent several precious moments agonising
over resuming my gym routine which had fallen by the wayside during a
particularly busy period at work. Days of absence grew into weeks and weeks
into months.

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Mind watching. Who is the boss?

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Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful

Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful | Mindful life | Scoop.it
Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways.

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Meditation Changes How Genes Are Expressed

Meditation Changes How Genes Are Expressed | Mindful life | Scoop.it
First study to show rapid beneficial changes from meditation at the molecular level.
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"Amongst the group of experienced meditators, changes could be seen in the way certain important genes were expressed.

Genes which are involved in inflammation, and generally in the body’s stress-response, were down-regulated."

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