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Try This Advice If You’re Terrible at Staying in the Moment
There are two types of “scheduling styles.”
The Entrepreneur Combining Wellness and Design
3rd Ritual’s founder reveals her secrets to balance and her guiltiest pleasure.
Being Mindful Makes You Less Likely to Screw Up Your Relationship
It helps to be “aware of, and then cope constructively with, negative reactions to challenging relationship experiences.”
Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?
Mental meanderings are “the baseline state of you as a cognitive system” — is that a good thing?
A Psychiatrist on Why Your Mind ‘Has a Mind of Its Own’
“You don’t have a programmer, or a conductor — it’s just built into the nature of a complex system to have self-organization.”
The Problem With Headspace and All Those Mindfulness Ads
Is the Mindfulness Craze Turning Us Into Suckers?
When people focus too much on psychological tricks, there’s a chance they can miss the bigger forces swirling around.
Why the Fastest Runners Are Astonishingly Chill
If you want to go faster, longer, you need to relax.
Everyone Should Make Time for Daydreaming
It’s worth spending a little time each day imagining the world beyond the present moment.
So Tennis Zen Is the Secret to Being the Best Coach in the NBA or NFL
A Form of Therapy That Convinces You to Go to the Gym
Research on exercise aversion suggests that “acceptance commitment therapy” can be a powerful motivator.
How Sport Psychologists Would Help Dwight Howard Get Over His Jump-Shot Phobia
And there are lessons here even for those of us who aren’t seven-foot-tall all-star NBA centers.
Is Mindfulness Overrated?
A new analysis suggests the benefits reported in many studies may have been overstated.
Can Mindfulness Reduce Mindless Eating?
A new study offers some promising hints about how to get people to stop eating all the chips.
You Don’t Need to Make Time for Mindfulness
You’re probably already “doing” mindfulness, so relax.
Your Boss Wants You to Be Happier. This Is Not a Good Thing.
A new book uncovers the tricky thinking behind the science of employee happiness.
An Interview With the French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out
Frederic Lenoir’s French best seller,
Happiness: A Philosopher
arrives in America.
Mindfulness Could Be a Cheap, Easy Sleep Aid
In a new study, it had a bigger effect than a more traditional insomnia-fighting technique.
A Wisconsin Preschool Tried a ‘Kindness Curriculum’
Improving the kids’ emotional skills improved their academic skills, as it turned out.
In Praise of Spacing Out
Because you can’t be mindful all the time.
6 Tips for Fighting Anxiety, 1 of Which Is Really Important
Basically, it comes down to breathing.
Meeting the Bare Minimum for Meditation Sounds Hard
Twenty-five minutes a day, three days in a row. Who has the time?!
Men Would Rather Shock Themselves Than Sit Alone
Boredom is apparently really, really hard on some people.
Host Dan Harris Explains How to Relax
There’s a difference between thinking a problem through and obsessing over it.
A Non-Diet Diet: The Case for Eating Whatever You Want
Lose weight by not freaking out about losing weight.
Mindfulness Meditation Could Help Stressed-Out Soldiers
Meditation could help counteract the mental toll of combat.