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Mindfulness Requires Practice and Purpose

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Misconceptions surround the practice of mindfulness, which is part meditation and part a greater awareness of the things around you.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 23, 2013 2:29 PM

Besides a formal meditation practice the greater idea here is to “take yourself out of autopilot” and really absorb "purposeful pauses" − meaning feel that breeze, taste the nuances of your tea/coffee/wine, smell the freshly mowed grass, etc....


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Ann Oliveri's curator insight, March 24, 2013 3:21 PM

Purposeful pauses are the secret sauce of effecitve leaders. This article simplifies your way into mindfulness.

Christina DePugh's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:47 AM

becoming more aware of your surroundings makes you appreciate and love this life, and want to take care of earth so much more (at least it has for me)

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Meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain, study shows

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A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating.

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Are you unhappy, depressed or just sad? - Washington Times

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Social media anxiety: Sites like Facebook, Twitter stressing teens out?

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For most teens, social media is an important part of their daily lives – but for some – sites like Facebook and Twitter can be a source of anxiety (#SocialMedia anxiety: Sites like #Facebook, #Twitter stressing teens out?
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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness

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I often write about what it can feel like to suffer from a mental illness, but I have neglected one major aspect: a mental illness never affects just one person (RT @completelynblue: Loving Someone with a Mental Illness.
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Folate and vitamin B12 backed to help battle schizophrenia symptoms

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Adding vitamin supplements to antipsychotic medication may help to alleviate certain negative symptoms in people who suffer from schizophrenia, researchers suggest.
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Youth mental health issues in spotlight

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HEALTH chiefs have admitted more needs to be done to address the mental health problems of children and young people in North Yorkshire.
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Jon Kabat-Zinn Explains Mindfulness In The Modern World

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), talks about the present moment and the "thousand-year view" with Omega.

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Neural basis for benefits of meditation

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Mindfulness meditation training in awareness of present moment experience, such as body and breath sensations, prevents depression and reduces distress in chronic pain.

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Yeshe Dorje's curator insight, March 1, 2013 10:42 AM

Among the most important predictions is one that could explain how gaining control of alpha rhythms not only enhances sensory focus on a particular area of the body, but also helps people overcome persistent competing stimuli, such as depressive thoughts or chronic pain signals.

To accomplish this, the model predicts, meditators must achieve proper control over the relative timing and strength of alpha rhythms generated from two separate regions of the thalamus, called thalamic nuclei, that talk to different parts of the cortex. One alpha generator would govern the local "tuning in," for instance of sensations in a hand, while the other would govern the broader "tuning out" of other sensory or cognitive information in the cortex.

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Family Dinners Can Bolster Teens' Mental Health - PsychCentral.com

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French Tribune Family Dinners Can Bolster Teens' Mental Health PsychCentral.com Family Dinners Can Bolster Teens' Mental Health For many, a sit-down dinner with everyone in the family is increasingly rare, with often clashing schedules of...
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Raising awareness about mental health in York Region schools | United Way of York Region

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Promoting Youth Wellness in the Schools http://t.co/q5SRsP9gLD http://t.co/B5j73aZMro #mentalhealth
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What Causes Anxiety? A Surprising List Of Anxiety Triggers - iVillage

What Causes Anxiety? A Surprising List Of Anxiety Triggers - iVillage | My little scoop of news | Scoop.it
Awful situations aren't the only things that make us walking balls of nerves. What we eat and drink can affect our moods and irritability levels as...
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Work stress is now the biggest factor driving harassed Britons to drink, drugs and depression

Work stress is now the biggest factor driving harassed Britons to drink, drugs and depression | My little scoop of news | Scoop.it
More than a third of adults say their job is the most stressful aspect of their lives – more so than money or health worries.

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