Health

The Science of Wanting: How We Unhook from Dopamine
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The Science of Wanting: How We Unhook from Dopamine 

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps motivate us to fulfill our basic needs, but in our modern age of plenty, it can also lead to overindulgence and addiction. So how can we find balance and contentment in an age of instant gratification? Read More 

  • Katherine Ellison
  • September 22, 2022
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How to Practice Gratitude 

Practicing gratitude has incredible effects, from improving our mental health to boosting our relationships with others. Explore ways you can be more appreciative in our mindful guide to gratitude. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • September 21, 2022
Anxiety

How Practicing Loving-Kindness Helped Me Find My Place in the World 

For Jane Anne Staw, the war in Ukraine increased the anxiety she was already feeling, with climate change, mass shootings, political upheaval and COVID. A reminder about the power of loving-kindness meditation helped her find her footing—and her connection with the world at large. Read More 

  • Jane Anne Staw
  • September 20, 2022
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Use the H.A.L.T. Practice to Tune In to What Your Body Needs 

Sometimes we need to drop into our body to discern what we need in this moment. The four questions in this practice allow us to self-regulate by attending to what our difficult emotions or physical sensations may be telling us. Read More 

  • Christopher Willard
  • September 8, 2022
Why we believe in luck—Photo of a White man with brown hair crossing his fingers, smiling, and closing his eyes in front of a yellow studio background.
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Why We Believe in Luck 

Our notions of chance, fate, or fortune really can shape what happens to us—just not in the way we might think. Here’s how our practice reveals a wiser way of “getting lucky.” Read More 

  • Misty Pratt
  • August 4, 2022

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