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Fighting Opioid Abuse with Mindfulness—and M.O.R.E.

Fighting Opioid Abuse with Mindfulness—and M.O.R.E.

The CDC statistic is hard to fathom—about 30,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2014 alone. Addiction to heroin or the likes of oxycodone or fentanyl is rampant across the country, which is part of the reason public health officials are now urging doctors to steer more patients toward non-drug interventions. Could mindfulness be part […]

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Mindfulness and Scheduled Worry Time

Mindfulness and Scheduled Worry Time

… or Learning How to Worry More Effectively Reprinted with permission from original article on Mindfulness Space. Everyone worries from time to time. We generally do not have immediate control over the things we worry about. We typically tend to worry about undesirable future events, or about things that happened in the past that they […]

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Practice Circle: Three Minute Breathing Space

Practice Circle: Three Minute Breathing Space

Several of us are participating in the Mindfulness Summit, a free online program of interviews with leaders in contemplative practice. You can learn more about it in my interview with Melli O’Brien, the founder of the program, also known as Mrs. Mindfulness. The first of those interviews was with Professor Mark Williams of the Oxford […]

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Episode 071 :: Michael W. Taft :: The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics

Episode 071 :: Michael W. Taft :: The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics

Michael W. Taft Michael W. Taft joins us to speak about The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics. Remember the movie Revenge of the Nerds, or do you ever watch The Big Bang Theory? The heroes are the brainy folks who like comics, computers, science fiction and science fact. They are also skeptics, wanting […]

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Episode 070 :: Ariel Garten :: Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband

Episode 070 :: Ariel Garten :: Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband

Ariel Garten Ariel Garten speaks with us today about mindfulness and the brain sensing headband, Muse. What would it be like to have an auditory nudge, to help you notice just as attention starts to wander? We’ve all been subject to that tendency for our minds to move, flitting from past to future and back […]

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Episode 069 :: Laura Schmalzl :: Neurology of Movement-Based Contemplative Practices

Episode 069 :: Laura Schmalzl :: Neurology of Movement-Based Contemplative Practices

Laura Schmalzl Laura Schmalzl joins us to speak about Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement-Based Embodied Contemplative Practices. If you break down yoga, for example, as a contemplative practice, what do you end up with, what are those parts? How do they work together, and what does recent scientific research into a variety of movement practices indicate […]

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Fighting Opioid Abuse with Mindfulness—and M.O.R.E.

Fighting Opioid Abuse with Mindfulness—and M.O.R.E.

| July 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

The CDC statistic is hard to fathom—about 30,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2014 alone. Addiction to heroin or the likes of oxycodone or fentanyl is rampant across the country, which is part of the reason public health officials are now urging doctors to steer more patients toward non-drug interventions. Could mindfulness be part […]

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Episode 071 :: Michael W. Taft :: The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics

Episode 071 :: Michael W. Taft :: The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics

| June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Michael W. Taft Michael W. Taft joins us to speak about The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics. Remember the movie Revenge of the Nerds, or do you ever watch The Big Bang Theory? The heroes are the brainy folks who like comics, computers, science fiction and science fact. They are also skeptics, wanting […]

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Episode 070 :: Ariel Garten :: Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband

Episode 070 :: Ariel Garten :: Muse, the Brain Sensing Headband

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ariel Garten Ariel Garten speaks with us today about mindfulness and the brain sensing headband, Muse. What would it be like to have an auditory nudge, to help you notice just as attention starts to wander? We’ve all been subject to that tendency for our minds to move, flitting from past to future and back […]

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