Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

There is a cute campfire song you may have sung in your childhood: Be kind to your fine feathered friends 'Cause that duck may be somebody's mother... It probably brings a smile to your face to think of acts of kindness towards a duck and knowing that through such kindness its babies will benefit.  Somehow [...]

Neural pruning

Neural pruning is the process of removing neurons that are no longer used or useful in the brain.  Don't try it at home!  It's a natural process in the brain that happens at different developmental stages.  Children's brains grow rapidly and in the flood of new learning, neural pathways are created that are useful in [...]

MBSR Workbook By Bob Stahl & Elisha Goldstein

Bob Stahl, one of the best-trained teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, has co-authored a workbook with Elisha Goldstein that is sure to make teaching and participating in MBSR (or MB-anything) a whole lot more beneficial. You can learn more about Bob here.  And about Elisha Goldstein here. Let us know if you take this book [...]

Meditating helps psychological functioning

Recent research by Emily Lykin and Ruth Baer at the University of Kentucky (Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 2009, vol 23(3)) showed that the long term practice of meditation (over 7 years) has positive effects on psychological well-being.  Long term meditators were compared to non-meditators on various tests and they reported better able to Observe Be nonjudgemental of [...]