Self-Awareness Can Alter Misplaced Emotions

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This video from Athene explores the neuroscientific basis for altering misplaced emotions. It teaches us that self-awareness can alter misplaced emotions. Strengthening your neural connections can increase your abilities in any activity you choose, even calming misplaced emotions. Becoming more self-aware can greatly enrich your life experience, especially through connections with others and social validation. […]

Daniel Siegel Talks About Mindsight

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Dr. Daniel Siegel gave one of those Google talks that we have been reporting on for several months now. In this video, Daniel Siegel talks about mindsight. Mindsight is a method for training your brain in beneficial ways. It provides a means to perceive and strengthen the mind, itself. Dr. Siegel was also featured on […]

Richie Davidson’s Mind Bottles

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At Richie Davidson’s CCARE (The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) lecture at Stanford University on October 2, he presented a video clip showing a little boy who had a severe fear and phobia of being in or riding in an elevator. I have been unable to locate the clip that he presented, but […]

Kelly McGonigal On The Science Of WillPower

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Dr. Kelly McGonigal  is a health scientist at Stanford University and author. Her book is called, “The WillPower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It.” I recently listened to an interview she did with Dr. Rick Hanson. The interview took place online in collaboration with Sounds […]

The Dalai Lama Learns Quantum Theory

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This video was recorded during the fourteenth meeting of the Mind and Life Institute. In it, the Dalai Lama learns quantum theory. In this session, noted physicist, Anton Zeilinger, who had been with the Dalai Lama at previous Mind and Life conferences, updated His Holiness on the latest research since their prior meeting nine years before. […]

5 Reasons Why Mindfulness Will Change The World

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This article, which first appeared on the Huffington Post, mentions 5 reasons why mindfulness will change the world in the 2014. It appeared on January 2 as Why 2014 Will Be The Year Of Mindful Living, and this is the first time I have had to review it. Before I go into the 5 reasons […]

9 Ways To Stop Worrying

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Now that the holidays are over and many people are back to their normal lives, it may be difficult to keep the spirit of the holidays high. Negative emotions like fear, worry, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger may begin to emerge once more. Even worse, the holidays may have brought little or no relief from […]

Search Inside Yourself

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Search Inside Yourself is a popular course at Google and it is also a book describing the course. It was written by Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow,” Chad-Meng Tan, usually called Meng. Meng is associated with The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and The course and the book take the ideas of […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks On Life “Just As It Is”

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Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the  Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. He is famous for creating the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program which is now all over the world. This program teaches people from all walks of life and all religious beliefs a […]

Is Your Teacher Stressed Out?

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Is your teacher stressed out? A new study shows that mindfulness meditation training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout. The study was done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Lisa Flock in the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. CIHM and the Waisman Center are run by Dr. Richie Davidson […]