Articles on Mindfulness

Recent research from the fields of psychology, neuroscience and science about mindfulness and meditation:

UCLA Newsroom
Evidence Builds that Meditation Strengthens the Brain
By MARK WHEELER
Published: March 14, 2012

BBC NEWS
Scans ‘show mindfulness meditation brain boost’
By DAVID SILITTO
Published: January 4, 2012

The New York Times
The Joy of Quiet
By PICO IYER
Published: December 29, 2011

Copyblogger
Meditation and the Art of Writing
By FARNOOSH BROCK
Published: November 7, 2011

ProBlogger
Why Bloggers Should Meditate
By ORNA ROSS
Published: November 7, 2011

Forbes Magazine
Multitasking Can Be Toxic for Your Business
By PHILIP PALAVEEV
Published: July 18, 2011
The mind is like a serving plate – you have to clean it up from the previous dish before you serve the next one, otherwise you end up with a strange-tasting mess.

Newsweek Magazine
Can You Build a Better Brain?
By SHARON BEGLEY
Published: January 3, 2011
Blueberries and crossword puzzles aren’t going to do it. But as neuroscientists discover the mechanisms of intelligence, they are identifying what really works.

The Wall Street Journal
Conquering Self-Doubt
By MELINDA BECK
Published: January 2, 2011
To help patients, therapists often counsel either changing behavior to address their fears or denying fears as irrational. Now, a third approach argues that accepting fears can loosen their grip.

CNN
Mindfulness Training Busts Stress
By VAL WILLINGHAM
Published: 2008

 

Meditation and mindfulness practice resources:

Newsweek Magazine
Mindfulness Meditation is Rediscovered
By AMY GROSS
Published: January 1, 2012
Mindfulness meditation is being rediscovered as a very modern—and medical—path to personal nirvana.

Shambhala Publications
Mindfulness Basics
By BHANTE GUNARATANA

The Yoga Flavored Life
The Benefits of the Metta Prayer
By WILLIAM FERRO
Published: November 3, 2011

The New York Times
Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?
By JOHN TIERNEY
Published: August 17, 2011
The very act of making decisions depletes our ability to make them well. So how do we navigate a world of endless choice.

 

Mindfulness for Medical Professionals:

The New York Times
Teaching Doctors to be Mindful
By PAULINE M. CHEN, MD
Published: October 27, 2011

The New York Times
How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors
By PAULINE M. CHEN, MD
Published: October 15, 2009