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effect of meditation
After a week long retreat, the reward and emotional systems of the participants brains were activated, a study shows. The effects of meditation In an experiment conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University, fourteen Christian participants - ranging in age from 24 to 76 - attended an Ignatian retreat for a week.  The participants spent most...
happiness dinners
20 March it is International Day of Happiness, and to celebrate I'm happy sharing the concept of Happiness Dinners. Happiness Dinners The concept of a happiness dinner is easy: Get some family or friends (or reach out and invite some new friends), get some food – home cooked or take away, it doesn't matter – and...
mindfulness reduces anxiety
Mindfulness - just a whim or a really good way to handle anxiety? New research shows it probably is the latter. Mindfulness and anxiety Mindfulness is nowadays a pretty common treatment for stressrelated ailments, anxiety etc. It feels good, but does it really work? Now a rigorously designed,  clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that mindfulness...