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  • 4 Nov 2021 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 10/14/2021 by Harvard Medical School

    It’s easy to say you simply don’t have time to be mindful. With so much going on in daily life, who has time to stop and be present? But everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare to practice mindfulness.The point of these brief, daily reflections is to help you tap into calmness whenever life gets too hairy. Practicing everyday mindfulness can also improve your memory and concentration skills and help you feel less distracted and better able to manage crises like dealing with the pandemic.

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  • 4 Aug 2021 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 07/30/2021 by Rutgers University

    Mindfulness strategies and yoga sessions offered by Rutgers University‒Camden in the fall of 2019 came at an opportune time, teaching Camden residents skills to improve their physical and mental health and helping to deal with issues related to COVID-19 when the pandemic hit in New Jersey several months later. The sessions led by two Rutgers‒Camden nursing professors are part of a study on the enduring benefits of mindfulness meditation upon reducing stress and medical and mental health issues.

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  • 30 Jun 2021 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 06/29/2021 by CNN Health

    Noticing the here and now sounds simple, right? That's the core of mindfulness practices, which invite participants to direct their attention to the present."I define it as paying attention to our present moment experiences with openness, curiosity and willingness to be with that experience," said Diana Winston, director of...

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  • 30 Jun 2021 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 06/24/2021 by Miami Herald

    Stop and smell the roses. Live in the present. Focus on what is important. These are all things we tell our kids to do -- even though we may have trouble doing them ourselves. But what do those phrases mean? They sound good, but what are we really trying to instill in our children when we say them?

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  • 27 May 2021 8:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 05/26/2021 by AARP

    When psychiatrist Judson Brewer, M.D., wants to help a patient stop smoking, one of the first things he does is ask the smoker to give his or her full attention to smoking a cigarette, focusing on how it tastes, smells and feels right then. "Not one of them has come back and said that they enjoyed smoking,” says Brewer...

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  • 28 Apr 2021 9:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 04/27/2021 by PsyPost

    Mindfulness training could help protect university students against stress and anxiety, according to a new randomized controlled trial published in BMC Psychology. The findings provide evidence that brief meditation sessions can help to reduce psychological distress...

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  • 7 Apr 2021 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 04/07/2021 by Nature

    Since 2019, we’ve taught a meditation course for graduate students. The origins of the course date back to 2018 when we saw each other’s workspaces. Kevin frequently practices yoga on his at-the-ready mat and Richard’s (Rick’s) office is saturated with signs of his meditation practice...

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  • 26 Mar 2021 12:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 03/26/2021 by MedicalNewsToday

    Research has shown that mindfulness practice can help people manage anxiety and stress. A recent study explores online mindfulness classes as a means of helping people manage the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.A study by researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, investigates the therapeutic value of online mindfulness sessions for people who have found that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their emotional health...

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  • 16 Mar 2021 9:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 03/16/2021 by Alyson Meister and Amanda Sinclair

    It’s no surprise that online work is depleting our energy and resilience. The evidence shows that many of us are working longer hours, suffering chronic stress, and burning out at levels the world has never witnessed. At the same time, we’re longing for and losing our social connections and sometimes experiencing profound loneliness and grief in solitude. To regain energy, find renewed pleasure in our work, and truly connect with colleagues and friends, we need to find ways to block out the noise in our virtual reality. One way we can do that is through cultivating mindfulness — online.

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  • 12 Mar 2021 6:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Original post on 03/11/2021 by Sophia Antipolis

    An eight-week programme of mindfulness meditation improves quality of life and reduces fear of activity in heart attack patients, according to research presented today at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “A heart attack is a serious life-threatening event and survivors can suffer from low quality of life,” said study author Dr. Canan Karadas of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. “One reason is a fear of movement, called kinesiophobia, which limits daily activity due to concerns of another heart attack.” “Mindfulness refers to the mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, including thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations,” continued Dr. Karadas. “It has drawn increasing attention for treating chronic conditions such as high blood pressure. Our study examined its effect on fatigue, kinesiophobia, and quality of life after an acute myocardial infarction.”

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