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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that trains the mind to be aware of the present moment—to gain the ability to observe, feel, and be aware of the body and the mind as it is now, without judgment. Mindfulness meditation allows us to find a steadiness in the turbulent traffic of thoughts by using a touchstone—a focus on the breath—to redirect attention and keep us attuned to the present. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 2 | Nat Geo Live

Renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson is finding that happiness is something we can cultivate and a skill that can be learned. Working with the Dalai Lama, Davidson is investigating the far-reaching impact of mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of kindness on human health and well-being.

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How Mindfulness Changes the Emotional Life of Our Brains | Richard J. Davidson | TEDxSanFrancisco

“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight...

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The Science of Meditation

Meditation has never been so popular. But can it really make you smarter, happier and healthier? New research shows that it can affect the body as well as the mind, slow down the aging process, and even alter the structure of the brain.

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Richie Davidson: The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Davidson offers a new model for understanding our emotions—their origins, their power and their malleability. He has discovered that personality is composed of six basic emotional “styles,” including resilience, self-awareness and attention.

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