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These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit

These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
I’m sure we can all agree that life is better when you fully bask in each and every moment. The question is, how do you…
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The work of monitoring violence online can cause real trauma. And Facebook is hiring.

The work of monitoring violence online can cause real trauma. And Facebook is hiring. | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
The worst parts of the Internet can deeply affect those who are hired to moderate it.
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The town that adopted trauma-informed care—and saw a decrease in crime and suspension

Empathy and redemption are far more effective than
punishment and incarceration.
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A Shot against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A Shot against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Tweaking the gut microbiome may hold promise for fighting stress, anxiety
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8 Ways to Recover From Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome

8 Ways to Recover From Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
There are lots of medications you can take that dampen the sympathetic nervous system (which ramps up your stress response when you come into contact with a stressor), but there aren’t any medications that boost the parasympathetic nervous system (which helps to calm your body down after the stressor has passed). Your breath is the best natural calming treatment out there — and it has no side effects.
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Compassion: Universally Misunderstood

Compassion: Universally Misunderstood | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
People can be frightened of compassion because they think it is a weakness or an indulgence. This is largely because they don't understand it and don't recognise the enormous value in realising the causes of suffering, and our own fragility.
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The point is that kind people don't always have the courage to behave compassionately.

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Stress Makes Your Brain Stronger: Try Fasting

Stress Makes Your Brain Stronger: Try Fasting | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
A scientist who studies aging describes how going without food for a time can make your brain cells healthier
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Infographic. How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life | Visual.ly

Infographic. How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life | Visual.ly | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it

Being mindful is basically a very hard thing to ask for a person, of which not everybody has the chance to work on it. And indeed, being sensitive of


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Why Evolution Made Forgiveness Difficult

Why Evolution Made Forgiveness Difficult | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
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The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever

The Most Depressing Discovery About the Brain, Ever | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason can provide the tools that people need in order to make good decisions.
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Unsupervised Habits Reign in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Unsupervised Habits Reign in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
A lack of control in the brain’s executive regions may allow repetitive behaviors to run amok
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Matthieu Ricard. "Hay que dejar de pensar en uno mismo, que es lo que nos vuelve miserables"

Matthieu Ricard. "Hay que dejar de pensar en uno mismo, que es lo que nos vuelve miserables" | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Monje budista, fotógrafo y escritor, el hijo del reconocido filósofo ateo Jean-François Revel defiende la capacidad de los seres humanos para entrenar la mente en busca de la felicidad
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What's It Like to Take Google's Mindfulness Training?

What's It Like to Take Google's Mindfulness Training? | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
The way I see it, the truth reveals itself uniquely in each human being, which is amazing since there are so many of us. And it also comes through certain groups or subcultures in unique ways that the rest of us can learn from.
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The Neuroscience of Addiction - with Marc Lewis

Neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the case that addiction isn't a disease at all, although it has been recently branded as such. Watch th
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Yoga for trauma: New program aims to help P.E.I. veterans 'from the inside out'

Yoga for trauma: New program aims to help P.E.I. veterans 'from the inside out' | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
A new program offered by the P.E.I. Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) and Dynamic Fitness will help ill or injured veterans manage both emotional and physical pain through yoga.
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PTSD: Using New Knowledge to Help Survivors Heal | Psych Central Professional

PTSD: Using New Knowledge to Help Survivors Heal | Psych Central Professional | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
No one is prepared to deal with a traumatic event. The experience leaves the mind and body in a state of overwhelm. Survivors may have nightmares, feel jumpy or
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"Siegel has found that for PTSD survivors, understanding something about how the brain works often demystifies the experience of symptoms and can make survivors feel less alarmed or “crazy” by what is happening. It also creates a framework for developing new calming and self-regulatory skills that enable survivors to live more fully."
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Divorcing a Narcissist - NYTimes.com

Divorcing a Narcissist - NYTimes.com | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
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7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Early emotional trauma changes who we are, but we can do something about it.
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Pixar's ‘Inside Out' Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain

Pixar's ‘Inside Out' Reminds Us to Manage Emotions by Training Our Brain | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?
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“Inside Out” Movie – The Buddhism of Modern Day Neuroscience

“Inside Out” Movie – The Buddhism of Modern Day Neuroscience | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Watched “Inside Out” with my 3 year old daughter.  She might be too young for it.  But, come to think of it, we – as a civilization – might be too young for it.  The modern-day neuroscience drives home an old Buddhist point:...
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How to teach… the brain

How to teach… the brain | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Why do you always remember how to ride a bike? Is a brain really more powerful than a computer? Here’s our guide to teaching all things cerebral in class
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Scientists Find Vessels That Connect Immune System And Brain

Scientists Find Vessels That Connect Immune System And Brain | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
In contradiction to decades of medical education, a direct connection has been reported between the brain and the immune system. Claims this radical always require plenty of testing, even after winning publication, but this could be big news for research into diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's.
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A Positive Mood Allows Your Brain to Think More Creatively - Association for Psychological Science

A Positive Mood Allows Your Brain to Think More Creatively - Association for Psychological Science | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
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Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain | MINDSCIENCE | Scoop.it
Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center
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