Reader View · 5 min read · 2021-04-15 · Think of mindfulness meditation as a brain gym. It is literally training your brain to be in the present moment, by focusing on your anchor point, which, for most people, is their breath. · Shared by 296, including David Garner, Christian Hartmann
the most foundational skill of good mental health is the ability to still the mind, and be in the present moment.
Reader View · 4 min read · Jul 7th · The brain’s somatosensory cortex may help enrich our emotional experiences and improve our mental health. Mindfulness and dance movement therapy may be effective ways to activate it. · Shared by 1651
Those factors can enhance overall self-awareness, which contributes to improvement of mental health through potential reorganization of the somatosensory cortex.
Reader View · 5 min read · Jul 13th · There is a crisis in teen mental health, and schools in many countries are exploring different ways to make young people more resilient. But mindfulness training isn't the answer, a large UK study… · Shared by 143, including Ben Miller
Reader View · 4 min read · Jul 22nd · If racing thoughts or worries are keeping you awake, try one of these three mental tricks to fall asleep, straight from sleep doctors. · Shared by 1623
To do it, you simply think up any random object with at least five letters, like “evergreen.” From there, you’d spell it out in your head, and for each letter of the word, think of as many words as you can that start with that letter. In this case, that might mean “eggs,” “echo,” “entryway,” and so on.
Reader View · 5 min read · May 19th · Facing the painful parts of life head-on is the only way to feel at home with yourself. · Shared by 709, including Arthur Brooks, Felix M, Daron Larson, Tarik ESSAADI
Reader View · 5 min read · From 2019 · The skill you most need at work is one that also helps you at home, says psychology expert and best-selling author Nir Eyal. · Shared by 553, including Nir Eyal, Thomas Power, Martin Soorjoo, Damir Kusar, John Nosta, Jennifer Hurst, Ceferino Díaz, Prof. Arun Kumar वाघचौरे, Lee Keyes, Gerrit Eicker, Johannes Dornisch, Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Michelle Tandler, Fabrizio Bianchi, Evan Kirstel the $B2B Techfluencer, Daron Larson, Tom Connor, Carly, Mari Smith, Gabrielle Mendoza
In 1971, the psychologist Herbert A. Simon emphasized that a wealth of information means a dearth of something else: attention.
Reader View · 3 min read · From 2020 · A 10-minute (or less) mindfulness exercise may leave you feeling refreshed and help you remember more. · Shared by 559, including milan-fostier, fnord, Katja Evertz, Bilal Aslam, jorge-ferrer, Thomas Power, Ines Bieler, Martin Soorjoo, Ahiesh PVS, W. David Stephenson
can do this, anywhere, at any time. Do this before any key learning opportunity and you'll remember more (and be mentally refreshed, too).
Reader View · 6 min read · 2021-07-13 · The facts about mindfulness no one's talking about. · Shared by 524, including Katja Evertz, Thomas Power
Practicing mindfulness when you're not mentally ready, or when you actually need a nap, to eat, a massage, to work, or an important conversation with a loved one can clearly create more difficulties than it's meant to mitigate. References
Reader View · Aug 7th · This interview is an episode from The Well, our new publication about ideas that inspire a life well-lived, created with the John Templeton Foundation.Subscr... · Shared by 502, including Merkstatt@troet.cafe, Gerd Leonhard