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2013-11-04 10:29:23

A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that people who are aware of and their own thoughts and emotions are less affected by positive feedback from others. The study, authored by UTSC PhD candidate Rimma Teper, finds that individuals high in trait mindfulness show less neural response to positive feedback than their less mindful peers. ”These findings suggest that mindful individuals may be less affected by immediate rewards and fits well with the idea that...

2013-10-29 23:20:38

Featuring neuroscience, in-class mindfulness instruction, training for educators by Mindful Schools, and interviews about why mindfulness belongs in education, "Healthy Habits of Mind" is a powerful resource for anyone making the case to use mindfulness in schools or at youth service providers. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 A new online documentary film called “Healthy Habits of Mind” shows how secular mindfulness meditation practices can transform the educational...

2013-10-25 10:24:14

Teacher well-being, efficacy, burnout-related stress, time-related stress and mindfulness significantly improve when teachers participate in the CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) for Teachers program, according to Penn State researchers. CARE is a mindfulness-based professional development program designed to reduce stress and improve teachers' performance and classroom learning environments, developed by the Garrison Institute, a New York-based non-profit...

Blood Pressure Intervention Through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
2013-10-16 04:37:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) effectively lowers blood pressure for patients with borderline high blood pressure or "prehypertension." "Our results provide evidence that MBSR, when added to lifestyle modification advice, may be an appropriate complementary treatment for BP in the prehypertensive range," writes Joel W. Hughes, PhD, of Kent State University and colleagues. The study included 56 male and female...

2013-10-09 23:04:53

An app helping individuals build a path to wellness and lasting recovery from addiction, emotional eating and other compulsive behaviors is now available on iOS devices. Ann Arbor, Michigan (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Version 1.2 of the Recovery Key App (RK) is now available. This app offers an individualized path to lasting behavioral changes and wellness by focusing on personally meaningful goals and values, trigger and stress management. The app was designed by Ilona Phillips, an...

2013-09-25 23:19:07

Innovative approach pioneered by Better Education, Inc. adapts principles of mindfulness to field of admissions consulting. San Francisco Bay Area, California (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Strolling through UC Berkeley’s campus on a warm, cloudless day, Alex Thaler points to a verdant expanse of grass near Morrison Hall, where the university’s music department is located. “That glade was sort of like my Walden Pond,” he says, smiling. “As an undergraduate student I spent many...

2013-09-24 23:02:25

Primitive Response Technology, LLC (PRT) has launched CraveMateLite, a free version of the critically acclaimed CraveMate™ app, along with an expanded features set for CraveMate 1.1. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 CraveMateLite is a fun and creative app that helps users achieve their health and wellness goals, transforming the iPhone into a 24/7 personal mindfulness assistant. According to PRT CEO Tom DiGiacinto, “We wanted to make a fully functional free version available...

2013-09-22 23:00:54

Ask Dr. Nandi, a national medical TV talk show, filmed and produced in Michigan, will be taping September 25th-29th at 23689 Industrial Park Drive in Farmington Hills. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) September 22, 2013 The critically acclaimed Ask Dr. Nandi show airs to over 55 million viewers every weekday on the Impact Network on Comcast and Dish, as well as DIYA TV in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Jose. Partha and Kali Nandi, the shows creators and executive producers, aim to...

2013-09-11 23:24:41

Binge Eating Disorder (BED), which affects 3% of the general population and up to 40% of those seeking weight loss, can be treated successfully with an intensive program using mindfulness-based strategies. In a recent study, participants in The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating program went from severe binge eating to a non-bingeing level in just ten weeks. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Polishing off an entire bag of potato chips from time to time is not uncommon...

2013-08-24 23:00:11

Schools throughout the country are registering and in need of funding for mediation training and materials for their classrooms. Scranton, PA (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 Schools throughout the country have signed on to implement a meditation in the classroom program through Peter Amato’s Pathway to Peace movement and are in dire need of sponsors to help fund the program. Applications from inner city districts, private academies, as well as charter, rural and public schools – elementary,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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