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Video: “Want To Be Happier? Stay In The Moment”

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

What makes you happy? Harvard researcher, Matt Killingsworth, developed a nifty tool for investigating happiness: an iPhone app called Track Your Happiness that captured feelings in real time. (Basically, it pings you at random times and asks: How are you feeling right now, and what are you doing?) Data captured from the study became the […]

Video: ‘Beginner’s Mind’

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The essence of a “beginner’s mind”. No matter what our age, we all have the inherent capacity to look at our experiences with such freshness, newness, and fullness. It is always available and accessible…

Poem: “The Journey”

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, […]

Video: “Settle Down, Pay Attention, Say Thank You…”

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Are you living a mindful life? Parent, teacher, brain scientist, and founder of Mindful Life, Kristen Race, Ph.D. gives an engaging and humorous TEDx talk about the stress we experience in our hectic modern lives and its impact on our brains. She shares some simple (mindful) ways to help sustain a more balanced, healthier, & […]

Video: “The Science of Mindfulness”

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Professor Mark Williams, director of Oxford Mindfulness Center, offers some engaging insight about the neuroscience and benefits of mindfulness. Take a few moments to watch this short video as it reinforces how mindfulness practice can shift the way we use attention to relate to the activities of our mind, and how this quality of awareness […]

What is a Mindful Child?

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Take a few moments to view this insightful interview by Ruth Buczynski, PhD, president of NICABM, with Susan Kaiser Greenland, author, mindfulness educator, and developer of the Inner Kids program as she explains some of the benefits of ‘meditative’ activity, and highlights how mindfulness practice can be integrated into the everyday lives of young children.

Video: “Stroke of Insight”

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Take a few minutes here & now, and watch this truly inspiring and insightful TEDtalk video with neuroscientist, educator, and author Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., as she shares her own historical experience of the brain under the conditions of a hemorrhagic stroke. This is a powerfully moving story about how our brains define us and […]

Documentary Film: “Free the Mind”

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Directed by Phie Ambo and produced by Danish Documentary Productions, this documentary film, “Free the Mind” made its international debut in Amsterdam this month. The film will debut in the U.S. in 2013. It chronicles the stories of war veterans and children taking part in vital brain research at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at […]

‘Relaxation Response @ Calm.Com’

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Here is a wonderful little web app-– that will bring you a bit of respite… whether it’s 2 minutes or 10 minutes. The music, scenery, and guidance are soothing and relaxing. These features of the web app can all be modified through the simple user interface. The short relaxations offered by are definitely […]

Video Series: “The Compassionate Brain”

Monday, September 24th, 2012

For Sounds True, Dr. Rick Hanson is presenting a FREE 7-part video series with extraordinary guests – The Compassionate Brain – that will give you effective ways to change your brain and heart and life. Beginning October 8, 2012, on seven Monday nights, 8-9 pm Eastern time (GMT -4), he’ll interview a world-class scholar/teacher (in […]