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Mindfulness Meditation Rebuilds Your Brain

Mindfulness Meditation Rebuilds Your Brain

Don’t be scared off by the mention of 27 minutes – practicing mindfulness just a few minutes at a time will still pay off in reduced stress and increased self-awareness and compassion. Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University….

Using CAM in Calamities: Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Ground Zero

Using CAM in Calamities: Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Ground Zero

Western medicine is slowly acknowledging the practicality of using healing methods that are effective even though we don’t understand how they work. (Interestingly, we really don’t understand how most of our medications actually work – pay attention to the ads for anti-depressants, for instance, filled with phrases such as “is thought to” and “may.” Yet…

Show Some Respect for the Placebo Effect

Show Some Respect for the Placebo Effect

Talk to some “non-believers” about the health and healing benefits of Reiki, meditation, prayer, or what have you, and you are certain to hear “Oh, that’s just the Placebo Effect.” Just the Placebo Effect? Here’s what people forget when they are dismissive of things like the Placebo Effect, prayer, meditation, Reiki, shamanism, etc.: The only…