It appears that scientific evidence of meditation’s powers continues to add up. Meditation, in a way, is like exercise for our brains: it’s been shown to assist in mental health maintenance, improve our memory, empathy, and sense of self — similar
The benefits of mindfulness meditation for business leaders are increasingly appreciated and confirmed by empirical research. Executives and high performing professionals increasingly use meditation to manage stress, maintain strategic focus, enhanc
There is a field of psychology called positive psychology which studies how we can increase our levels of happiness. There is scientific proof that certain activities and behaviors can make us happier. So how much of our happiness can we influence? F
The ever-growing popularity of mindfulness—from corporate boardrooms to inner-city schools—has finally made my academic interest a conversation starterat dinner parties. “Ah, the Buddha was talking about cognitive science 2,500 years ago!” as someo
Psychologists studying post-traumatic growth find that many people come to thrive in the aftermath of adversity.
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A lot of so-called “positive psychology” can seem a bit flaky, especially if you’re the sort of person disinclined to respond well to an admonition to “look on the bright side.” But positive psychologists have published some interesting findings, a
The world is wealthier than ever but people are no happier - psychologists are trying to find out why.
Tal Ben-Shahar is a best-selling author, academic and entrepreneur in the field of positive psychology. In 2006, his course on positive psychology
Each morning students in Year 3 at Giralang Primary School go
One of my daily devotionals got me to thinking even more deeply about two realities: peace and justice. I have often struggled to understand their juxtaposition. This lead to me grappling with the need for contemplation as well as action; action as
One of the most underrated, and yet underlying, aspects of contemplative practice is curiosity. It’s a motivation, an inclination, a method, and a quality. As is usual with practice, a bit of reflection on this one topic will reveal pretty much ever
A Masterclass at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre explores Buddhist and psychological perspectives.
A young bonobo in Africa is disciplined by an elder and shrieks in distress. Another young one rushes in and throws his arms around his distraught com