If you are currently in the middle of your nurse practitioner doctorate degree then there is no doubt that you are probably feeling stressed, tired, and overwhelmed with your studies and daily life. This is exactly why more and more students are turning to meditation and Yoga as a means of coping with the stress and pressure from school.
For those people who have never tried Yoga and meditation before and w Read More
This article was originally written by Christina Sarich and published at The Cuyamungue Institute
The mind vs. brain debate has been going on since before Aristotle. He and Plato argued that the soul housed intelligence or wisdom and that it could not be placed within the physical body. In a well-described version of dualism, Descartes identifies mind with the consciousness and self-awareness of itself, with an abi Read More
This article was originally written by Christina Sarich and published on The Mind Unleashed
As westerners we often discount the simple wisdom offered by eastern cultures, only because we have been programmed to doubt subtle nuances in human relationship, and the crazy, simple wisdom which informs them.
As Menday Wang points out in Eastern vs. Western Culture, Eastern people live in time, which means that they follo Read More
By: Christina Sarich
This article was originally featured on the Mind Unleashed
There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what exactly happens to people who meditate for the first time?
Sara Lazar, a Harvard researcher, has gained quite some notoriety detailing how the brain actually grows grey matter when people meditate. Other studies have shown that medi Read More
By: Chrisitna Sarich,
Originally published at The Mind Unleashed
The benefits of meditation have been touted for decades now, with seemingly a new scientific study coming out as fast as you can say ‘Aum’. Harvard has proven that meditation rebuilds the grey matter in our brains in as little as 8 weeks, and according to University of Toronto psychiatrist, Steven Selchen, “There’s more than an article a day Read More
This article was originally published at Natural Society.
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A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can fuel grey-matter in the hippocampus and promote brain ‘growth’. More specifically, the practice of meditation can sp Read More