We all get upset from time to time—some of us more than others. Whether we’re sad about the loss of a loved one, angry at friends or family, or fearful about the state of the world, it often feels good to let it all out. [Read more…] about To lower stress levels (ours and others’), practice cognitive reframing instead of venting
We are deeply saddened to hear that Sharon Begley, one of the most exemplary science journalist of our times, died on Saturday, January 16th.
She was always full of curiosity, high standards and excellent writing about all things science, with a longstanding interest in brain and mind research. May she rest in peace, and may her mindfulness remain with us all. [Read more…] about “Never stop wondering” — Sharon Begley, science journalist, RIP
Disrupted routines and worries about coronavirus have made it harder for us to sleep this year. For example, reports suggest there was a 15% increase in prescriptions for sleep medication prescriptions at the beginning of the pandemic in the U.S., and a 37% increase in insomnia in China.
Importantly, if you’ve been feeling out of sorts over the past few months, the lack of sleep could be partly to blame. [Read more…] about Tip: To manage stress, sleep better. To sleep better, keep a good routine and manage stress.
Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, in discussing the human brain’s frontal lobes in his excellent book The Wisdom Paradox, highlights that “executive intelligence” includes the ability to “penetrate other people’s minds, and that starts with an interest in other people’s minds.”
And, what is a good window to “penetrate other people’s minds” and identify other people’s emotions? [Read more…] about Quick brain teaser to workout your frontal lobes: Can you read this face?
There is plenty of evidence to convince us that social connection is key to well-being. But relationships are complicated, bringing good and bad into our lives.
Let us share a few key insights from scientific studies published in 2018 on topics relevant to leading a meaningful life. They won’t solve all of our social problems—but we hope they will help you to better understand yourself and the people around you.
Social-emotional learning (SEL) teaches the key attitudes and skills necessary for understanding and managing emotions, listening, feeling and showing empathy for others, and making thoughtful, responsible decisions. For five years, I was an educator in the field teaching mindfulness and emotional skills to teenagers at six different high schools.
Over and over, I saw the power of mindfulness to transform the inner lives of students. Students became less stressed, more self-regulated, and more thoughtful toward their classmates. But I also saw that [Read more…] about Six tips for social-emotional learning (SEL) to transfer into real-world skills