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Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying | Mindful

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Bronnie Ware: What I learned working in palliative care and how meditation saved me.


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Brenda Bentley's curator insight, December 5, 2014 2:47 AM
If today was your final day, would you have any of these regrets?
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How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it
A new study suggests there’s some science behind the claims made for mindfulness meditation.

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, February 21, 2016 11:05 AM

Imagine -- reducing inflammation in the body by practicing meditation. . .

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Five Mindfulness Practices You Can Start Today

Five Mindfulness Practices You Can Start Today | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it
Think of mindfulness as the act of having an awareness of the world around you; it invites you to be in the present instead of focusing on reliving the past or running ahead to all that is on your to-do...

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Simple steps toward being present . . .


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5 Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind

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This blog post offers five easy ways to clear your mind of unwanted thoughts based on the latest neuroscience.

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Anxious? Stressed? That's Okay! | Mindful

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You can make friends with your stress, Shamash Alidinia writes.

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Brenda Bentley's curator insight, June 16, 2015 6:09 AM

Anxious? It's OK!

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5 Excuses Not to Meditate, 5 Reasons to Give it a Try Anyway | Mindful

5 Excuses Not to Meditate, 5 Reasons to Give it a Try Anyway | Mindful | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it
You want to spend some quiet time with your mind, but you have excuses. Take a moment to examine them. They might not be such a big deal.

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So many benefits.....sometimes ya just gotta start......

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, January 23, 2015 11:23 PM

I love the way this infographic captures why we resist meditation and what it can do for us.  Take a look and see whether the benefits outweigh your resistance . . . 

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, January 25, 2015 5:48 PM

There's a lot of misunderstanding about meditation. It's not that hard to learn. It's not voodoo. It's proven to improve both mental and physical health. Learn more about meditation at http://nodiet4me.com/yoga/meditation/ .

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Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it
With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Most interestingly, the changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs,” says Perla Kaliman, first author of the article and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, Spain (IIBB-CSIC-IDIBAPS), where the molecular analyses were conducted.

The study was published in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The new results provide a possible biological mechanism for therapeutic effects.

 

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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, January 20, 2015 6:48 PM

Mindfulness - It works!

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Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying | Mindful

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Bronnie Ware: What I learned working in palliative care and how meditation saved me.


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If today was your final day, would you have any of these regrets?
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15 Easy Ways to Beat Anxiety Now

15 Easy Ways to Beat Anxiety Now | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it
For those who are always on-edge, look no further: We’ve got some tips to help get over the anxiety of everyday life.
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This post has some really great tips.....only thing is I don't like to use words like 'beat' or 'fight' anxiety because then it seems like anxiety is the enemy when I don't view anxiety that way (I know it's just a title, but that's just my take).....  :)

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The Importance of Mindfulness In Children, by Carolyn Gregoire

The Importance of Mindfulness In Children, by Carolyn Gregoire | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it
While meditation practices are usually associated with adults, there is a growing movement focused on implementing mindfulness practices to optimize the health, well-being and happiness of children.
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Daily Meditation: The Sun Rises - Huffington Post

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Daily Meditation: The Sun Rises
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We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.
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Anxiety-busting

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Tips to bust through anxiety and boost happiness, health and doing stuff that really matters.

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Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

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In less than 3 minutes, you'll understand why practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing.

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Kat Tansey's curator insight, December 11, 2015 11:43 AM

Excellent animation to share with people who wonder what "mindfulness" is all about . . .

 

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BuddhiBox: Yoga Lifestyle Box on Instagram: “It always comes back to 3 things when seeking true Santosha (contentment, happiness, wholeness) 1. Listening to your inner voice (soul).…”

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It always comes back to 3 things when seeking true Santosha (contentment, happiness, wholeness) 1. Listening to your inner voice (soul). 2. Having the courage to live fearlessly (even though every part of your subtle and physical body is trembling).


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Meditation and Yoga Joining Arithmetic and Reading in U.S. Classrooms

Meditation and Yoga Joining Arithmetic and Reading in U.S. Classrooms | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it

Teachers and students are reaping the benefits of using mindfulness in schools to enhance the learning environment.

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How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

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More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.


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Brenda Bentley's curator insight, February 17, 2015 3:40 PM
So how can mindfulness improve psychological well-being? Educate your attention.
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Manifesto for Life - Zen Wahm

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Manifesto for Life ~ It's easy to forget just how remarkable we are, why we're here, how many gifts we have to share and just how much the world needs them. It's time to remember. 


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A Manifesto for Life in 5 actions

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What Your 5 Senses Can Teach You About Mindfulness

What Your 5 Senses Can Teach You About Mindfulness | Anxiety-busting | Scoop.it
We define mindfulness as, "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment." But if you've ever found yourself immediately checking your smartphone for social media updates
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The senses are a pathway back to presence.........

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Can Mindfulness Help Caregivers Care for Themselves?

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A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children. (Can Mindfulness Help Caregivers Care for Themselves?
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Mindfulness can help in so many situations.....

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6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today

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In this busy world of ours, the mind gets pulled from one place to the next, scattering thoughts everywhere and leaving us stressed, highly- (6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today http://t.co/lG6VmGKSi2)...
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Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness

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Mindfulness practice can help educators slow down and work and teach in a way that is anchored in joy and compassion.
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How great to help younger people cultivate mindfulness......

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Mini-Mindfulness Challenge: Walking - Always Well Within

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Welcome to Week 4 and the conclusion of the Mini-Mindfulness Challenge.  I’m so glad you’re here!
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Simple & fun prompts for mindfulness

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