The Power of Concentration

January 9th, 2017 - By jen in Psychotherapy, Uncategorized

Though the concept originates in ancient Buddhist, Hindu and Chinese traditions, when it comes to experimental psychology, mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration: the ability to quiet your mind, focus your attention on the present, and dismiss any distractions that come your way. Read Full Article: The New York Times, “The Power of Concentration”

You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much.

January 3rd, 2017 - By jen in Uncategorized

The human brain reaches its adult volume by age 10, but the neurons that make it up continue to change for years after that. The connections between neighboring neurons get pruned back, as new links emerge between more widely separated areas of the brain. Read Full Article: The New York Times, “You’re an Adult. Your Brain, Not So Much.”

Arianna Huffington on a Book About Working Less, Resting More

December 20th, 2016 - By jen in Uncategorized

Rest not only makes us more productive and more creative, but also makes our lives “richer and more fulfilling.” But not all rest is created equal — it’s not just about not-working. The most productive kind of rest, according to Pang, is also active and deliberate. Read full article: The New York Times, “Arianna Huffington on a Book About Working Less, Resting More”

Mindful Eating as Food for Thought

December 19th, 2016 - By jen in Uncategorized

In the eyes of some experts, what seems like the simplest of acts — eating slowly and genuinely relishing each bite — could be the remedy for a fast-paced Paula Deen Nation in which an endless parade of new diets never seems to slow a stampede toward obesity. Read full article: The New York Times, “Mindful Eating as Food for Thought”

Beating Alzheimer’s With Brain Waves

December 7th, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

Researchers have shown the possibility of a completely new approach to dealing with Alzheimer’s—changing neural activity, rather than delivering drugs or chemicals. Read full article:The Atlantic, “Beating Alzheimer’s With Brain Waves”

When Tech Is a Problem Child

November 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

Just last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a study that said while digital and social media can help early learning, they also come with a host of risks, including negative effects on sleep, attention and learning, along with higher incidence of obesity and depression. Read full article: The New York Times, “When Tech Is a Problem Child”

The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

October 4th, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

A new antidrug program recognizes how a child’s temperament drives his or her risk for drug use — and that different traits create different pathways to addiction. Read full article: The New York Times, “The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction”

Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?

September 16th, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

Since there have been teenagers, there have been adults trying to control them. This study recasts adolescent defiance for adults. It depicts teenage rebellion as a potential asset to be cultivated, rather than as a threat to be quashed. Read full article: The New York Times, “Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?”

How Caring Less Can Help You Accomplish More

September 2nd, 2016 - By admin in Uncategorized

It seems so counter intuitive: choose to be less concerned about something, experience more success with it as a result. Read full article: Mark’s Daily Apple, “How Caring Less Can Help You Accomplish More”