The Examined Life

Wednesday, June 18 2014

Six reasons why “if you’re breathing, there’s more right with you than wrong.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn

“My breath is boring—just the same thing over and over again.

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 12:43 pm
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Friday, May 23 2014

More on the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness in the UK.

The Labour MP Chris Ruane described it as a seminal moment, and it was certainly a startling one for many.

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 4:16 pm
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Friday, April 11 2014

Ed Halliwell on the next frontiers in mindfulness. 

It’s been a year since I updated this blog—a combination of teaching, book-writing, and a baby have squeezed the time I’ve had available for other things.

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 4:29 pm
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Wednesday, February 19 2014

This post was originally written for Mindful.org in 2011. 

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been catching up on streaming videos from Creating A Mindful Society, the Mindful.org-sponsored event which took place in New York last month. Two segments stood out for me. The first was Richie Davidson’s brilliant keynote on the neuroscience of meditation—a clear and cogent outline of what happens in our brains as we train in presence and kindness. The second was a discussion of why, twenty years after publication of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s seminal book, Full Catastrophe Living, and with so much evidence pointing towards the benefits, mindfulness practice hasn’t yet become a part of most people’s lives.

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 1:29 pm
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Tuesday, March 26 2013

Ed Halliwell, Mindful's "Examined Life" blogger, explores key findings and discussions from the conference. 

A remarkable week for mindfulness in the UK.

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 2:25 pm
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