Studies of Meditation Practices

Kelly McGonigal is one of the most brilliant young neruoscientists of our day. Her work at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University is drawing huge numbers of people to look at her studies of meditation practices. Her life-long headaches led her into yoga and meditation and now she […]

Meditation is an Exercise for Developing Willpower

In these words of wisdom from Roy Baumeister and John Tierney from their book, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength we learn that meditation is an exercise for developing willpower. By participating in daily meditation, we develop our willpower in other aspects of our lives. Religious meditations often involve explicit and effortful regulation of attention. […]

The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal, Ph. D., is a health psychologist at Stanford University and a senior teacher at The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. In this entertaining video, Dr. McGonigal discusses her book, “The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It” at the Capitola Book […]

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 […]