Emotional Vocabulary List

Emotional Vocabulary List **click for pdf download** Acquiescent Affectionate Aggressive Alarmed Amazed Amused Angry Animosity Annoyed Anxious Apathetic Apprehensive Ardent Awestruck   Benevolent Bewildered Bitter Blissful Bored Brave   Caring Cautious Cheerful Competent Competitive Confident Contemptuous Contented Cool Cordial Cowardly Cross Curious   Defeated Defensive Dejected Delighted Depressed Devoted Disappointed Discontented Discouraged Disgusted Disheartened Dismayed Dispassionate […]

Mindfulness meditation may improve memory for teens

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Posted in Reuters News on November 17, 2015     Adolescents assigned to a mindfulness meditation program appeared to have improvements in memory in a recent study. “These results are consistent with a growing body of research in adults that has found mindfulness meditation to be a helpful tool for enhancing working […]

Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Nov. 13, 2015 – Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. This is significant because placebo-controlled trials are the recognized standard for demonstrating the efficacy of clinical and pharmacological treatments. The research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, showed […]

Can People Change?

By Matthieu Ricard | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments Posted on the Greater Good website – www.greatergood.berkeley.edu In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.   One day, after a talk I had given on altruism, a person […]

Five Things Pixar’s “Inside Out” Teaches Us About Emotions

Posted on www.mindful.org by Jennifer Wolkin | July 28, 2015 Inside Out revolves around the life an 11-year old girl named Riley, who is moving across the country with her family. At such an impressionable age, a move is a huge transition, and she experiences an outpour of emotions as she leaves her home, friends, […]

Meditation to help kids

Article from the Charlotte Observer By Michael J. Slender While meditation is regularly practiced by only a fraction of Americans, its popularity is growing, especially for children. A survey by the National Institutes of Health reported a nearly 28 percent increase from 2007 to 2012 in children’s use of meditation. The data showed 927,000 or […]

Workplace Mindfulness Can Cut On-The-Job Stress

By Janice Wood Reposted from www.psychcentral.com Members of a surgical intensive care unit at the medical center were randomly assigned to either a stress-reduction intervention or a control group. The eight-week mindfulness-based interventions included mindfulness, gentle stretching, yoga, meditation, and music in the workplace. Psychological and biological markers of stress were measured one week before […]

Forever young: Meditation might slow the age-related loss of gray matter in the brain

Posted on Science Daily. Date: February 5, 2015 Source: University of California – Los Angeles Summary: Building on their earlier work that suggested people who meditate have less age-related atrophy in the brain’s white matter, a new study found that meditation appeared to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains neurons. Since 1970, life expectancy […]

The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk

Posted in the New York Times Wellness Blog – www.well.blog.nytimes By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS JANUARY 21, 2015 8:00 AM January 21, 2015 8:00 am   Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. To combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, take a walk during the lunch hour. A new study finds that even gentle lunchtime strolls […]

Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids’ Math Scores

Fourth and fifth graders who did mindfulness exercises had 15% better math scores than their peers Posted in Time.com by Mandy Oaklander – January 26, 2015 In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress,protect your heart, shorten migraines and possibly even extend life. […]

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014

This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. To view the original article, click here. By Jeremy Adam Smith, Bianca Lorenz, Kira M. Newman, Lauren Klein, Lisa Bennett , Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | December 26, 2014 | The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this […]

An interview with B. Alan Wallace about Buddhism, science, and the nature of mind

Tricyle Magazine December 18, 2014 Six Questions for B. Alan Wallace An interview about Buddhism, science, and the nature of mind The past four centuries have brought an explosion of scientific knowledge and technological know-how. The march of material progress has, however, left many Buddhist practitioners wondering whether Western society’s external transformation has been matched […]