Mindful voices

Friday, September 26 2014

Whether we're starting a new project or trying to meditate, we can experience resistance, says Elisha Goldstein. But there are ways we can train the brain to get out of the resistance loop. 

posted by Elisha Goldstein, 3:48 pm
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Wednesday, September 24 2014

With all good intentions, Ed Halliwell writes, a bit of mindfulness in institutions whose activities and attitudes contribute to the world's pain may not amount to much. But it is a good start—toward a mindful culture. 

Along with last week’s Wisdom 2.0 conference in Dublin came some more c

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 2:31 pm
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Wednesday, September 10 2014

If it takes months of coaxing to help my three-year-old son unhook from the effects of one negative comment, writes Ed Halliwell, is it surprising that we can't change our habitual ways of being hard on ourselves with a bit of positive self-talk?

posted by Ed Halliwell, 3:19 pm
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Friday, September 5 2014

Our brains are wired to chunk data and make things routine so we can handle more complex tasks, writes Elisha Goldstein. But what happens when the brain applies this method to other human beings or even the people who are dearest to us?

As fabulous as our brains are, they have their blind spots to happiness. Our brains are wired to chunk data and make things routine so we can handle more complex tasks.

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posted by Elisha Goldstein, 3:43 pm
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Friday, August 29 2014

When we try to chase happiness, we often chase it away. Elisha Goldstein says if we want to choose to have joy in our lives, we have to look in the unexpected places. 

The best way to get the brain to change it seems is through engaging novelty. Kids are doing it like crazy, everything is new.

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posted by Elisha Goldstein, 4:49 pm
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