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 […]

Kelly McGonigal Says Stress is Good for You!

Kelly McGonigal says stress is good for you! She is not the only one. When Laura Silva talks about stress in the Silva Life System, she calls this kind of good stress, eustress. Imagine that you work for an organization with hundreds of employees and you’re about to give a presentation to the entire group. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Develop Motivation

These words of wisdom from Tricycle.com by Thupten Jinpa show us how to develop motivation. We will see more on this theme tomorrow from Jon Kabat-Zinn. Thupten Jinpa is best known as the Dalai Lama‘s long-time translator and close friend. At one time, he was also a monk. This man was also partly responsible for […]

Kelly McGonigal is Coming to Stanford

Kelly McGonigal is coming to Stanford on Thursday, March 12. She is giving a talk at CCARE, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is on the faculty there. In this Ted talk, she talks about how to make stress your friend. Up until now, Kelly has been trying to eliminate stress. […]

More on the Willpower Instinct

These words of wisdom from Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Ph. D. tell us more on the willpower instinct. The first article on The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal appeared on Best Meditation Videos on November 29, 2012, in which she talks about her book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You […]

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 […]

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 […]

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