News & Termine

A wandering mind is a familiar foe to anyone who has a job to do but just. can't. seem. to. focus. When you're anxious, the train of worries and fears running through your head makes concentrating that much more difficult. A small study conducted at the University of Waterloo suggests that [...]
Do, Jun 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As part of the work that she's leading on the ReSource Project—a large-scale multi-methodological secular mental training program—Tania Singer is studying novel forms of intersubjective mental training practices that are performed with a partner. These contemplative dyad practices are aimed at boosting social closeness and perceived interconnectedness. In this video, Singer, [...]
Mi, Jun 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Psychology professor David Sbarra explores what technology addiction is doing to our in-person relationships from an evolutionary perspective. Editor's Note: On June 5-11, 2017, the Garrison Institute hosted the 2017 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. This year's program, focused on the theme of “Intersubjectivity and Social Connectivity,” brought together scientists, [...]
Di, Jun 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Last week, my wife and I sat in a doctor's office in Boston, waiting for news about her latest round of scans. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer almost 2 years ago, not long after our son's second birthday. Since that time, we've been through multiple surgeries, recurrences, [...]
Di, Jun 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
When it comes to news and public affairs, we live in wild times. It doesn't matter who you voted for last November or which party you affiliate with. The fact is that this moment in history places a unique set of challenges on those of us seeking to cultivate mindfulness. Consider [...]
Di, Jun 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Entscheidungskriterien beim Ausmisten und Entrümpeln Natürlich kann, aber muss nicht jede/r gleich Minimalist_in werden. Vielleicht geht es manchmal einfach nur darum, endlich Platz schaffen, ein wenig auszumisten und endlich wieder… Weiterlesen [...]
So, Jun 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Consider the following statement: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Well, as a neuroscientist I can tell you that, while Morgan Freeman delivered this line with the gravitas that makes him a great actor, this statement is entirely false. The truth is human beings use 100% [...]
Fr, Jun 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Manchmal staune ich: Ich lese, höre oder sehe Erfolgsstorys. Gut gelaunte Menschen berichten, wie super easy jetzt alles ist: Kleiderschrank, die Schminke, die Bad- und Küchenutensilien, der Bücherschrank, etc. etc.… Weiterlesen [...]
Do, Jun 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Minimal-Kon 2017 – Minimalismus-Jahrestreffen Die Anmeldephase zur #minimal-kon 2017 hat begonnen. Die Plätze sind auf 100 begrenzt. Anmeldungen sind möglich unter: http://www.minimal-kon.de/anmeldung/ #minimalkon17 – bei der Anmeldung zum Minimalismus-Treffen… Weiterlesen [...]
Mo, Jun 05, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Minimalismus wird gelegentlich als ein Ausdruck einer übersättigten Gesellschaft beschrieben, aber auch, dass finanziell und beruflich unsichere Lebensbedingungen dabei eine Rolle spielen. Aber was ist Minimalismus denn jetzt: Armut? Reichtum?… Weiterlesen [...]
Do, Jun 01, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What happens when an experience is described? Does the very effort to find words deepen practice, sharpen awareness, clarify an experience? Imagining a lens through which to deepen access to contemplative experience, these were among the questions that drove the conversation at Mind & Life's first funded Think Tank, [...]
Di, Mai 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
To date, the traditions and techniques that have been most substantively researched in the field of contemplative science have largely derived from Buddhism and Buddhist-inspired movements. While there have been tremendous advances and developments due to this collaboration—indeed there would be no field without it—a natural consequence of this specific [...]
Fr, Mai 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source