Will My Well-Being Increase If I Meditate? 

Mindfulness research points to probabilities, not concrete results tailored to each individual. But science can help us be better explorers—and meditation is fundamentally a practice of investigation. Read More 

  • Steve Hickman
  • January 24, 2018

The Mindful FAQ: Can Mindfulness Do More Harm Than Help? 

If you feel that a particularly challenging feeling or memory is growing too big or intense to bear, the most mindful thing you can do is to choose intentionally to disengage, says clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher Steve Hickman. Read More 

  • Steve Hickman
  • September 26, 2017

5 Ways Sadness is Good for You 

Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages. Read More 

  • Joseph Forgas and Steve Hickman
  • April 25, 2017
Mental Health

The Upside of Sadness 

It’s never fun, but over the course of a lifetime, sadness visits us all. What if instead of resisting, you could welcome it in and listen to what it has to say? Read More 

  • Steve Hickman
  • April 10, 2017
Guided Meditation

Am I Doing This Right? 

Here’s the latest installment in our ongoing series of helpful answers to common meditator questions. Read More 

  • Steve Hickman, Tara Healey, and Jonathan Roberts
  • April 1, 2017

You Can Innovate While You Meditate 

Thoughts are not your enemy while you meditate. Some of our best ideas can make themselves known when you take time to pause and notice them—the trick is not to court them. Read More 

  • Steve Hickman
  • November 9, 2016