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How to Hack the Placebo Effect

How to Hack the Placebo Effect

Keith Holden – Research on the placebo effect proves the amazing power of the mind in health and healing. How can you use this to improve your life?

The Three Dimensions of Mindfulness

The Three Dimensions of Mindfulness

Frank M. Wanderer – When the notion of Mindfulness is mentioned at a conversation, people often tend to confuse it with being awake.

Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety and Depression

Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety and Depression

Michael Forrester – Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”, which can be trained by a large extent in meditational practices.

Mindful Living 101

Mindful Living 101

Infographic – A great overview of why mindful awareness is a healthy skill and how to get started.

5 Ways to Stay Mindful in 2015

5 Ways to Stay Mindful in 2015

Jennifer Sodini – In order to stay strong, practicing mindfulness is an excellent way to integrate the lessons of 2014 in to 2015, and the list below contains 5 ways stay mindful in the year ahead.

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Taking Better Care of the Mind

Taking Better Care of the Mind

Video – A talk to help you realize how easy it is to take better care of the mind and maximize its and your potential.

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Neuroscience Shows How Meditation Can Vanquish Mental Disorders

Neuroscience Shows How Meditation Can Vanquish Mental Disorders

Christina Sarich, Natural Society Waking Times Can mindfulness practice (meditation) help vanquish mental disorders? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 7.7 million Americans suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – approximately 3.3% of the US population when combined. Of these, approximately 40% of the individuals with schizophrenia and 51% of those with bipolar are untreated…
How We Lose Our Personal Power

How We Lose Our Personal Power

Mary Rivas, Contributor Waking Times Everyone has the potential to live an amazing life. We were all born with a vast amount of energy that, if not depleted, can absolutely be used to create amazing changes in our lives and help us live truly extraordinary lives. The problem is as time goes by, we start…
Mindfulness Reduces Pain And Opioid Misuse

Mindfulness Reduces Pain And Opioid Misuse

Newswise Waking Times With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from chronic pain, prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading form of treatment for this debilitating condition. Unfortunately, misuse of prescription opioids can lead to serious side effects—including death by overdose. A new treatment developed by University of Utah researcher Eric Garland has shown to not…
Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Kimaya Singh, Guest Waking Times With the recent spate of mass shootings, people have begun to ask what it will take to reduce violence, especially among kids or in places where they spend time. We know that violence does not just occur in random places sparked by uncertain things. It also takes place daily in…
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New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society Waking Times If you are a practitioner of meditation, the results of a new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology will likely come as no surprise. But for some scientists, the revelation that meditating can actually trigger molecular changes is groundbreaking. The researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Institute of Biomedical Research in Barcelona,…
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Seeking the Key to Happiness? Research Suggests Taming the Wandering Mind

Seeking the Key to Happiness? Research Suggests Taming the Wandering Mind

Carolanne Wright, Guest Waking Times Eastern philosophies have advocated it for more than a millennia. Ram Dass wrote a book about it. And now, an iPhone app has collected data on it. The subject is presence and its relation to happiness. Over the last few years, happiness has been a hot topic of research. Scientists…
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The Healing Power of Attention

The Healing Power of Attention

Antony Sammeroff, Contributor Waking Times  What is attention? If you're interested in spirituality you may have heard it called consciousness or presence. If you have an interest in psychology or are more on the hard-science side of things you may have heard it called mindfulness instead. Mindfulness is a useful term if you read it as…
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Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease Waking Times With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in…
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10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, Guest Writer Waking Times Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for Psychology Today, wrote in her article “The Art of Resilience”: "At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself—yet also a belief in something larger than oneself. Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal…
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10 Ways to Shift Your Consciousness

10 Ways to Shift Your Consciousness

Paul Lenda, Guest Waking Times In moments of stress, anxiety and other intense harmful mind states that we experience within our lives, it can be difficult to keep our focus on positive personal development. The thought of becoming an enlightened sage radiating seemingly-perpetual positive energy can seem far off… an unattainable goal given life’s everyday…
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3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

Peter O'Donoghue, Guest Waking Times The mind is a tool to be used and directed according to one's wishes. An out of control mind, one that has become your master instead of your servant, is both an incredible waste of energy as well as being a potentially damaging and limiting influence on your life. A…
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The Speed of Life: Why Time Seems to Speed Up and How to Slow it Down

The Speed of Life: Why Time Seems to Speed Up and How to Slow it Down

Steve Taylor, New Dawn Waking Times I’m six years old, in the car with my parents and brother, travelling back from our annual two week holiday in Conwy, North Wales. It’s dark and the journey seems to take forever. I lie in the back seat, watching the orange streetlights and the houses pass by, and…
Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation – Foundations for Wellness

Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation – Foundations for Wellness

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times No longer do the Eastern practices of yoga, tai chi and meditation remain esoteric mysteries to us Westerners. Eccentric gurus living in secluded ashrams and mountain-side dojos have passed on their secrets to worldly students. Ancient texts have been translated into multiple languages, analyzed and explained. Students have become…
Four Quick Mindfulness Exercises

Four Quick Mindfulness Exercises

Eden Kozlowski, Contributor Waking Times As a lover and teacher of meditation and mindfulness, I see the adverse affects of stress everyday in my clients – physically, emotionally and spiritually. I am witnessing more and more that any moments of awareness we can give ourselves during the day can be powerful and place us swiftly…