Science

Mindfulness Research

Empathy Fatigue is All Too Real 

Feeling empathy for others’ pain is innately human, but it can be stretched too thin. Here’s why we get numbed to horrific events—and how to preserve our tenderness and our desire to help. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • October 22, 2020
Mindfulness Research

The Science of Mindfulness 

The ultimate guide to the research on the effects of mindfulness and meditation for our health, psyche, and overall quality of life. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • September 7, 2020
Daily Practices

How Your Brain Creates Your Sense of Self 

Our powerful brains allow us to imagine and evaluate different scenarios in the past and future. But when we shift our attention to the present, our minds can quiet down. Read More 

  • Rick Hanson
  • May 27, 2020
Mindfulness Research

How Much Self-Knowledge is Too Much? 

Sharon Begley explores the science of self-insight and the research on how much you should know about yourself before it becomes detrimental to your health. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • May 18, 2020
Science

The Science of the Bystander Effect 

Writer Sharon Begley explores the research on why decent people will watch someone in trouble, possibly even film it, rather than step up to help. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • March 12, 2020

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