Researchers are pinpointing the brain circuits involved in forming habits. Elisha Goldstein takes us through a mindfulness practice to curb bad habits.
Why are bad habits so hard to break? What if the bumper sticker “Just Say No!” actually works against us?Read more »
Elisha Goldstein looks at how we can mindfully reign in and harness our relationship to technology.
You wake up the morning and before saying hi to anyone in the house you say hi to your phone. Walking on the way to the bathroom you make sure to grab your phone to check any messages on the way.Read more »
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.
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.
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?