Zen Meditation Study

A recent Zen meditation study reveals that experienced meditators have a high degree of resilience when it comes to dealing with distractions. This implies that distractions caused by thoughts can be noted and discarded easily as well. They can dismiss the negative effects of stress and let them go. “Researchers conducting the Zen meditation study […]

The Healing Mind

The Healing Mind with Martin Rossman, M.D. is a new program on national public television which premiered last night in San Francisco on KQED. Marty was present during the pledge segments of the program and spoke very elegantly about the Healing Mind Prescription, which can be had for a donation of only $156. The Healing […]

The Right Amount of Stress

The right amount of stress in any given situation is called eustress and an overwhelming amount of is called distress. It is possible to generate eustress in situations where we put ourselves out, stretch our limits, and reach out of our comfort zone. On the other hand, distress can be very harmful to our immune […]

Guided Meditation for Loving Kindness

This guided meditation for loving kindness was created by Michael Sealey and is quite good for learning how to give and receive loving kindness, compassion, happiness, abundance and healing and eliminating stress and anxiety. Michael begins with a soothing body scan that takes about 7 minutes. Then he asks us to bring into mind an […]

Mindful Reframing

The art of mindful reframing is an important aspect of mindfulness practice. It allows us to embrace our suffering by looking deeply into the causes and conditions of our situation. We examine our suffering in the light of our loving connected presence or self-kindness, interbeing, and mindfulness. These are the elements of self-compassion as taught […]

The Upside of Stress

Kelly McGonigal gave a talk on How to Turn Stress into an Advantage from her new book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It. The talk took place at the 2015 99U conference at Lincoln Center in New York City. In Kelly’s research, she learned […]

Why Stress is Good for You

As you well know if you have been following Meditation Practices for a while, I am a big fan of Kelly McGonigal and her wonderful work at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. Her new book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to […]

The WellBe

Announcing The WellBe, a revolutionary new product and patent pending wearable technology. The WellBe is a digital bracelet using a heart rate monitor and mobile app to detect and determine a person’s stress level based on time, location and responses to specific people. It is combined with personalized, customized meditations and well-being exercises designed to […]

Forgiveness Is The Secret to a Happier Life

Here is a colorful video with the message that forgiveness is the secret to a happier life. I would add that gratitude helps maintain the happier life. With regard to forgiveness, kindness and gratitude, Mother Teresa had this to say: People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people […]

Quick Meditation for Anxiety

Continuing with our stress and anxiety theme, here is a quick meditation for anxiety and stess. This can be done almost anywhere. This is the process: Take a deep breath and hold it in. Tense every muscle in you body for 10 seconds. Release every muscle as you exhale slowly. Now take a moment to […]