Changing the Brain – Can Mindfulness Ease the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Linda Ronstadt – these are some of the most well-known faces of Parkinson’s disease. But millions of people all over the world are living with this diagnosis, and dealing with the constant tremors, pain, and depression that can come with it. Medication and therapy alike have been used to treat…

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Using Mindfulness to Confront Fear

Fear can sometimes limit us . . . . . . and often, one of the last things we want to do is confront what scares us the most. For Kelly McGonigal, PhD it felt like avoiding her biggest fear was only helping to reinforce it. But when she started using mindfulness practice just a…

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Mindfulness Brings Together Neurobiologists, Therapists, and Spiritual Leaders (but the List Doesn’t Stop There)

In the news, on the Internet, even behind bars . . . . . . mindfulness is everywhere, and it’s being used in new and exciting ways everyday. As the Making Mindfulness Work series comes to a close, what better time than now to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned. These past six…

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Can Mindfulness Change How Stress Affects Your Body?

From doorknobs, to desktops, to cell phones – pretty much everything we touch can be a breeding ground for germs. So maintaining a strong immune system is one key to staying healthy. But when stress sends the immune system into overdrive, it may attack the body, instead of protecting it. And for some, this can…

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Why Mind-Wandering Can Be a Detriment to Happiness (and One Way to Refocus)

When our thoughts start to stray, they can tend to go in one of two directions. Sometimes we find ourselves dreaming of an upcoming vacation or looking forward to a get-together with friends . . . . . . or, maybe we’re distracted by worries about approaching deadlines or unpaid bills. Even though the former…

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Mindfulness . . . There’s an App for That?

As technology makes its way into what seems like every corner of life, it can feel rather challenging to strike that careful balance of knowing when it’s helpful and when it’s not. And frankly, the last place you might expect an electronic gadget to come in handy is front and center during your mindfulness practice….

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