Mindfulness Research

Building an evidence base for mindfulness in educational settings 

For those of us who teach mindfulness in educational settings, building an evidence base for our work is critical. Mindfulness programs in educational settings are growing in popularity, but if this trend is to continue, and not become a passing fad, it needs research. I am often approached by people… Read More 

  • Tish Jennings
  • February 29, 2012

How can teens REALLY be happier? 

It’s no secret that scientists condition lab mice to act certain ways by offering them a big incentive—food. When the mice reach it, they get to eat, and are satisfied. In human terms, we’re also conditioned to act a certain way throughout our lives in order to obtain the “cheese” being… Read More 

  • Gina Biegel
  • February 27, 2012

Being Consumed 

I was recently reminded of a column I once read. It was written by an organizational leader who was describing her realization about the auto-pilot way she was going through her life, and her ultimate discovery of the mind’s capacity to cultivate awareness. She shared that ”Blackberries used to be something we consumed,… Read More 

  • Janice Marturano
  • February 23, 2012

Teens, stress, and suicide: A day in the life 

Meghan, a teen panelist at the Wisdom 2.0 Youth Conference, is concerned about teen health, suicide, and drug abuse—all being caused by the pressure and stress they experience. Read More 

  • Gina Biegel
  • September 13, 2011

Take a sacred moment 

Stress is a precursor to anxiety, and more than 19 million Americans are afflicted with some type of anxiety disorder today. Furthermore, disorders such as anxiety critically impact quality of life and well-being. Although current research is working towards discovering factors that influence well-being, there is still a pattern… Read More 

  • Elisha Goldstein
  • August 5, 2011

There are no tigers in a blackboard jungle 

Inadvertently, No Child Left Behind has resulted in teachers more stressed-out than ever. This is where practicing mindful awareness can make all the difference. The classroom is a set-up for the stress response. I’m trying to get through this lesson so my kids will do well on the standardized tests… Read More 

  • Tish Jennings
  • June 13, 2011