Interesting reflections on mindfulness and activism from Ronald Purser in The Guardian.
All in Short Thoughts
Did you catch the ABC TV’s Catalyst program ‘The Mindfulness Experiment’? It’s terrific! Its synopsis reads ‘15 ordinary Australians to take part in a revealing scientific experiment – to see if practicing mindfulness can help treat conditions like chronic pain, anxiety and stress that affect millions of us’. Video and transcript here.
Nice little referenced blog post from the Huffington Post.
Wonderful and insightful post from the ever inspiring team at Quest for Life.
An oldie but a goodie. Neuroplasticity, compassion and resilience as featured in ‘The Atlantic’.
Cancer, recovery and social connection. Worth a read.
Elite athletes learnt a while ago that training the mind is just as important as training the body. Here too now singers.
Evidence that hippocampal neurogenesis occurs throughout adult life.
From Scientific American, this 'mouse study reveals a set of neurons that may point to physiological roots for the benefits of breathing control.'
Interesting recent insights from the Washington Post about a journal article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science covering a 2014 meta-analysis of Mindfulness nicely titled 'Mind The Hype'.
This recent systematic review details the call for increased scientific rigour including 'using active control conditions, larger sample sizes, longer follow-up assessment...'
'What they do is socially unacceptable but it’s arisen from a brain that isn’t working properly, and that underlying, innate difference of brain function has not been previously recognised nor understood,' Dr Raewyn Mutch, a paediatrician and one of the researchers, said. (1)
When the neuropathologist later went to look for others in a similar condition, the youngest comparable example was a 46-year-old boxer.
It's 2018, and Time Magazine is reporting Mindfulness makes you a nicer person. How nice is that.
Three simple mindfulness practices to manage holiday stress.
Heard the saying 'Loneliness is worse for your health than smoking'?
Longevity, happiness and getting out there . 'The joy from the couch wears out.'