Tagged: habits

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Body & Mind

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer on how we can use mindfulness to harness the brain’s habit-forming process to build more nourishing habits that aren’t steered by cravings.

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The Flighty Nature of Attention

Meditation teacher Will Kabat-Zinn explores how meditation allows us to stumble upon something we’ve always wanted: a settled, stable mind in the midst of the chaos of life. We live at the mercy of our thoughts and thought patterns, he says, and as we begin to cultivate attention—which requires us to move counter to much of the mainstream direction of our society and economy—we gain a little stability.