The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation: Ram Dass on Cultivating Loving Awareness

For just one hour this week, we got to soak up the wisdom and the gentle spirit of a luminary. I’m talking about the legendary Ram Dass . . . . . . and people from all over the world who joined us for Wednesday’s webinar have been letting us know how moved they were…

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Can Mindfulness Strengthen an Aging Brain?

Sometimes it seems like a lot changes as people age – we start experiencing different sleep patterns, or hormone fluctuations, and maybe even lowered immune function. Plus, it can often feel like the brain just isn’t quite working the way it used to. So what if there was something we could do to help jumpstart…

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How Mindfulness Impacts Focus
Even During Discomfort

Picture this. It’s early morning, when the world often feels perfectly quiet. But for many people, there is no silence. There is only a loud buzzing in their ears, and nothing seems to make it stop. It’s tinnitus, a condition that affects people all over the world. And for some, these sounds can trigger severe…

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Expanding our Capacity to Love Others (and Ourselves) through Mindfulness

Doctor, nurse, therapist, social worker . . . . . . we all have roles we identify with, both personally and professionally. But, what do these roles we play have to do with experiencing unconditional love, and how can changing our awareness impact our sense of it? In this video clip, Ram Dass, PhD, explains…

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How Mindfulness Works: Can it Help with High Blood Pressure?

When’s the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Was it normal? For one in every three American adults, it’s not. And the scariest part? High blood pressure can increase our risk of heart attack, stroke, dementia, and organ damage. But, could mindfulness have an impact on lowering blood pressure? Led by Joel Hughes,…

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Can Mindfulness Practices Change Behavior?

Many people are creatures of habit. But even when these habits are unhealthy, or sometimes downright dangerous, they can be difficult to change. So, Debra Safer, MD (of Stanford University) and Kristin von Ranson, PhD (of University of Calgary) wanted to see if Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) could help people suffering from binge eating disorder….

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