Brain Science

If you ask most people why they give money to charity or volunteer their time, the answer is probably because they want to make a difference in their community or in the world. But research is finding that our brains' pleasure circuits become...

For thousands of years, wisdom traditions have taught us that paying attention to the present moment has powerful positive effects on our health. In this new millennium, sci­ence has found empirically validated support for these...

Thanks to Dr. Dan Siegel, a psychiatrist whose work combines therapy with intimate knowledge of the brain, I took a completely different...

We all have heard that yoga and other mind-body practices are good for us. Using recent studies as a foundation for exploration, Jon Kabat-Zinn explains some of the science and...

Can breathwork and mindful awareness help you cultivate well-being and lead to a harmonious state of mind? Dan Siegel, codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at...

How do we become who we are—and do we have any say in the matter? According to neuroscience, who and what you think you are is what you will become. Joe Dispenza,...

Ever wonder about mind over matter when it comes to healing the body? As human beings, we can change our thoughts to change the physical structure of our mind and body. Mastering this skill is what allows us to rewire our brains, heal our...

Change requires becoming aware of old habits and deciding you want to be free of old patterns. It requires “unmemorizing” emotional states that have become part of your personality and then reconditioning your body to a new mind. Here,...

A friend of mine, Hilde, an exceedingly successful small-business owner, scolded me when I whined about the time it took to write checks for bills. I expressed how I despised doing that chore from the aspect of both time and the resulting...

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