A pioneering programme has reduced stress and improved grades at Visitacion Valley middle school – with lessons other schools can learn from
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
Evidence is mounting that gratitude makes a powerful impact on our bodies, including our immune and cardiovascular health. But how does gratitude work in the brain?
A team at the University of Southern California has shed light on the neural nuts an
Lying down on her back with her fellow kindergarten classmates, Samira Javed closes her eyes and brings her hands together near her belly button as a teacher leads the students through a breathing exercise.
“Let’s just be silent for a second,” Laura
A growing body of research supports the immediate benefits of meditation, such as reduced stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced happiness. Studies on mindfulness interventions show these effects are common in as few as eight w
Endocrine Today, November 2015
Laurence Katznelson, MD; Mickey Trockel, MD PhD
Physicians’ health is important not only for their own quality of life and that of their family, but also for the quality of care they provide patients. From medical scho
Few things in science get crazier than quantum mechanics, with related theories sometimes sounding more like paranormal activity than physics. So when such theories gain experimental proof it's a big day for physicists.
Quantum entanglement is a cur
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Asking a child to sit still for meditation doesn’t sound like a recipe for easing stress.
Yet more families are making a few shared minutes of quiet contemplation a part of their daily routin
Last week my wife Penny and I had the opportunity to keynote the Mindful Leadership Summit. At the summit, 750 participants gathered to discuss how mindfulness practices could change global leadership for the better. As Charles Lief, president of Nar
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