Author: Stephany Tlalka

Stephany Tlalka

Stephany Tlalka is Deputy Editor, Digital, at Mindful.

Body & Mind

How Practice Affects Our Brains

From the greatest musicians and athletes to rookie meditators, practice helps us get better, and more confident. But how? This short animation delves into the research behind effectively training the brain. 

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Fight Back Without Empowering What You’re Fighting Against

We should always fight for what’s right. But when we’re on the defensive, our brains contract around that feeling, and that affects how we respond—with more reactivity (we’ve all seen our friends Facebook updates lately), which can stifle skillful action. How do we let go, and still keep going?

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