Lena Dunham is the creator, executive producer, and one of the stars of the HBO series “Girls” about four young women living in New York. She bases the acclaimed show on many of her own experiences. In a newspaper interview, she was asked, “How do you manage an awareness of the pitfalls of your age […]
Why bother with meditation? Aren’t we too busy trying to get stuff done?
“My morning meditation is like taking a shower for my brain.” Emily Fletcher
What do you think meditation is? Maybe a retreat into nature by yourself? That, of …
Ellen Langer, a Harvard Professor of Psychology, relates the story of being on vacation and making a spur of the moment declaration to a friend that she was “thinking of taking up painting.” She added, “I have no idea why I said that. I don’t think I’d had more than a fleeting thought or two […]
“Different forms of meditation are conducive to different stages of the creative process.” – Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman. See more below. How can mindfulness or other meditation practices help enhance awareness, thinking, and creative expression? Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & […]
Mindfulness is “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally,” says Kabat-Zinn. “And then I sometimes add, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.” The course publisher Sounds True asks: Have you tried meditating? There’s a good chance you’ve heard this from someone. At some point, you might even have given it […]