OMC at the UCSD conference February 2013 – Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth

We are so thrilled that our workshop, Fired Up by Generosity or Burned Out by Giving: How to Survive the Demands of Caring – Lynette Monteiro and Frank Musten, will be presented at the University of California - San Diego Center for Mindfulness Conference February 2013.  Please help to spread the word about this terrific conference!  [...]

The Up Side of Down

Why being up can get you down I fell in love with jogging when I was in my mid-20’s.  Over-weight, miserable, and in a soul-devouring job, I took to the gym every day.  This love affair with jogging has lasted all my life though, like anything that is not a full-hearted commitment, it has suffered [...]

Lions and Tigers and Compassion. Oh my!

A Triad of Book Reviews: Understanding the “Yellow Brick Road” to Compassion Guest Author: Brittany Glynn, PhD(c) at University of Ottawa In the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, the central character Dorothy finds herself swept away by a cyclone and lost in the Land of Oz. With nothing but her small dog Toto, ruby-red slippers, [...]

Starting to Dance Again

Book review: Mindfulness: An eight-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams & Danny Penman Mindfulness: An eight-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman is a book that you want on your side.  You want it in your back pocket, in your knapsack, in your [...]

A Rationale for an Ethics-Based Mindfulness Program

This is a slide from Dr. Richard Davidson's keynote speech at the 10th Annual Scientific Conference of The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, March 31, 2012.  The text in the second bullet reads: Basic research on "naturally occurring" virtuous qualities; Toward a scientific foundation for secular ethics. The third bullet reads: [...]