As the popularity of mindfulness and meditation continue to escalate, it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with all new articles and information. Below I highlight some of the most relevant and intriguing headlines to hit over the last few weeks.
NPR: Does Mindfulness Mean Anything? – This is a comprehensive article that provides an interesting perspective on the increasing popularity of mindfulness in a variety of sectors. Is it evolution or hype? This article breaks it down.
The New Yorker: The Higher Life – A Mindfulness Guru for the Tech Set – I loved this article which provides an in-depth and quirky look at Andy Puddicombe, the founder of the popular meditation app Headspace. You can read more about my Appy Friday review of Headspace here.
Newsweek: The Neuroscience of Meditation, and the Virtues of Shutting Up – This is an entertaining and informative article that chronicles the author’s experience at a silent meditation retreat. It includes a comprehensive background on some of the scientific research that is fueling the popular trend of meditation and the importance of silence and what it can do for our brain.
Enterprising Investor: The Importance of Meditation for Investment Professionals – This article demonstrates how meditation can benefit those in the finance industry and how it is becoming an increasingly meaningful tool in the investment toolkit.
FEELguide: Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks – I’ve posted about this before, but this study continues to be re-circulated on line for a reason. This groundbreaking research from Harvard University proves that by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life.
Read about these and other headlines in the proven benefits section of the site.