Is optimism or pessimism something we are born with? Can we change it? Does it matter? This link to an article in the New York Times discusses these questions. Recent research in meditation, psychology, and neuroscience has shown that your attitude has significant effects on your health, and even the most accomplished pessimist can learn [...]
THE NEW YORK TIMES | PRO BASKETBALL By MIKE VORKUNOVDEC. 6, 2016; Derrick Rose had never attempted mindfulness sessions in his first seven years in the N.B.A. There had been moments with his therapist here and there that seemed similar, but nothing overseen by the Chicago Bulls. Just the thought of Tom Thibodeau, his old [...]
A Baltimore elementary school replaced detention with meditation and something amazing happened. Yet another powerful example of how meditation and mindfulness practice can counter negative emotions.
In this interview with Ven. Dr. Barry Kerzin, Sangeeta Bansal talks with him about the impact of meditation on health and the interface between science and Buddhism. Ven. Dr. Barry Kerzin is a Buddhist monk, teacher, and medical doctor. He is the founder and president of Altruism in Medicine Institute, chairman of Human Values Institute, [...]