5 Reasons To Meditate

In a  video titled, How to Meditation Without Moving to the Himalayas,  Brian Johnson gives us 5 reasons to meditate. Brian Johnson is 50% Philosopher and 50% CEO and creator of en*theos. He is 100% committed to helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together. Brian is also the author of […]

Meditate Your Depression Away

Get happy in five minutes! Here are seven tips to meditate your depression away. Note: This was originally posted on Best Meditation Videos more than a year ago. Since then, we have learned that Mindfulness Meditation Can Give Patients Control Over Levels of Depression. Also, Kelly McGonigal in The Science Of Yoga And Healing commented […]

Mindfulness Meditation Can Give Patients Control Over Levels of Depression

In a fairly recent post, I reported on a conversation between Dr. John Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Kelly McGonigal. The title of the post was,  The Science Of Yoga And Healing. One of the main points of discussion occurred when Kelly McGonigal made a statement to the fact that mindfulness meditation can give patients control over levels […]

Meditation Is Now Mainstream

In another article, I wrote about how Compassion Research Has Gone Mainstream. When Kelly McGonigal talked with Jon Kabat-Zinn about The Science Of Yoga And Healing, I mentioned that some doctors and therapists are recommending meditation as a treatment for certain types of depression. In these cases, drugs and therapy are taking secondary positions. Now there is […]

Using WillPower To Curb Your Technology Addiction

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a teacher at Stanford University for The Center for Compassion And Altruism Research And Education (CCARE). She is also author an important book on “The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It.” Kelly is one of the world’s experts on willpower. I came […]

The Science Of Yoga And Healing

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn spoke with Dr. Kelly McGonigal last night in San Francisco in the Herbst Auditorium on The Science of Yoga and healing. The conversation was both entertaining and exciting. I was extremely impressed by the humility of the speakers, especially Jon Kabat-Zinn. I had seen him speak twice before and didn’t get the same feeling. […]

The Five Biggest Myths Of Willpower

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is one of the world’s expert on willpower. She wrote the book on the subject: The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It. She is also a health psychologist and teacher at the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). […]

The Science Of Yoga With Jon Kabat-Zinn And Kelly McGonigal

Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the brain child of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. The MBSR program includes mindfulness meditation and Hatha yoga. He defines mindfulness as “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, […]

What Is The Difference Between Pain And Suffering?

I found this wonderful video on the Buddhist Geeks site and on YouTube. In the video, Kelly McGonigal says that pain is not suffering. Dr. Kelly McGonigal is senior teacher and consultant for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). She is also author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It […]

The Neuroscience Of Compassion

The Compassionate Brain is an eight part mini-series on the neuroscience of compassion. The series is presented by Dr. Rick Hanson in collaboration with Sounds True. It features many of the seminal thinkers in the research on the compassionate brain. Originally scheduled for seven sessions, Dr. Hanson has added another one tonight to discuss the […]