the SCIENCE

Each week brings more research on how mindfulness works and have effective it is. Neuroscientists are discovering how it affects the brain, medical researchers are analyzing its health benefits, and social scientists are showing how it can change our lives and our society.

If we can direct our thoughts toward the well-being of others, says Daniel Goleman, it will help promote a more enduring, genuine kind of happiness.

Richie Davidson's research is proving how well-being can actually change the brain. 

Can people reap the same benefits from online programs as they do from face-to-face mindfulness courses?

When are we happiest? When we stay in the moment, says researcher Matt Killingsworth.

A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.