George Stephanopoulos: Why I Meditate

Since the day about two years ago that he truly committed to the practice, George Stephanopoulos, anchor of Good Morning America, hasn’t missed a day of meditation.   If the video above does not display ==> Watch the video here When we are under stress our bodies are functioning in survival mode (fight, flight or freeze) …

Stress: It’s Sickening. Really.

In the high-pressure environs of Bethesda, the ‘plague’ of our generation is claiming plenty of victims By Stacy Colino Published: Bethesda Magazine – May-June 2013 In the 1990s, Jennifer Stein was a litigation associate at a large D.C. law firm, working long hours, traveling extensively and “experiencing tons of pressure to be at the top …

Use Your Mind to Change Your Brain

How to overcome self-defeating thoughts and actions by Rebecca Gladding, M.D. This Is Your Brain on Meditation The science explaining why you should meditate every day Published on May 22, 2013 by Rebecca Gladding, M.D. in Psychology Today I realized today that in all my posts regarding the brain and how to sculpt it with …

7 Health Benefits of Meditation

7 Health Benefits of Meditation

It’s a piece of advice yogis have given for thousands of years: take a deep breath and relax. Watch the tension melt from your muscles and all your niggling worries vanish. Somehow we all know that relaxation is good for us. Now the hard science has caught up: a comprehensive scientific study showing that deep …

Can Meditation Make You More Compassionate?

By Rick Nauert Ph.D. Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on April 2, 2013 Published: Psych Central News In a number of religious traditions, it is believed that meditation can improve compassion. Now, a study in the journal Psychological Science finds hard evidence to back that claim. Recent research has already suggested …

Beyond Medications and Diet: Alternative Approaches to Lowering Blood Pressure

A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Published: American Heart Association 22 April 2013 Many antihypertensive medications and lifestyle changes are proven to reduce blood pressure. Over the past few decades, numerous additional modalities have been evaluated in regard to their potential blood pressure–lowering abilities. However, these nondietary, nondrug treatments, collectively called alternative approaches, …

Transcendental Meditation Lessens Kids’ ADHD Symptoms

Transcendental Meditation Lessens Kids’ ADHD Symptoms By Rick Nauert Ph.D. Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 27, 2011 Published: Psych Central News A new study suggests practicing transcendental meditation (TM) improves brain function and reduces symptoms among students diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers investigated the effects of …