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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (Okay, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are opening in major US...
Mind your mind: Mindful habits to get you through summer

Mind your mind: Mindful habits to get you through summer

Rate this article for a chance to winJune is here, and several massive changes are just around the corner. First, no more mindfulness columns until next fall! (I know; I’m sad about it too.)...
Mind Your Mind: Power up your mindfulness strategies

Mind Your Mind: Power up your mindfulness strategies

Rate this article and enter to winMindfulness techniques are like apps or pieces of software. The apps might be great, but they won’t work perfectly if you run them on a slow, clunky, out-of-date...
Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

“Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?” —Taylor, Portland State University, OregonYes, in ways both large and small. Are there students who drink from time to time and still manage to do well...
The science of drinking: The body and brain on alcohol

The science of drinking: The body and brain on alcohol

 Ever wonder how alcohol gets people drunk? Let’s look at the science behind it.Alcohol is made using a process called fermentation (in which yeast breaks sugar down into ethanol). As someone drinks, ethanol makes...
Mind your mind: Troublesome thoughts and what to do with them

Mind your mind: Troublesome thoughts and what to do with them

 Ever heard of “floating noting”? Probably not—because it’s a cute, rhyming nickname created by yours truly. The practice, though, came from Burmese meditation masters, and it’s a beautifully simple method for dealing with complicated...
Anxiety attack? How to know and what to do

Anxiety attack? How to know and what to do

 Anxiety is a normal phenomenon; it’s something we all experience. Anxiety is “just our body’s way of letting us know it is uncomfortable,” wrote Dr. Robert Myers, an adolescent psychologist and professor at the...
Mind your mind: How to do nothing and actually everything

Mind your mind: How to do nothing and actually everything

 If you’ve been following my “Mind your mind” column, you’ll see that I’ve shared a few different mindfulness methods to help with stress and difficult situations. The über method, the cornerstone of mindfulness practice,...
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Mind your mind: Take 30 seconds for a mindful pause

Rate this article and enter to winEver feel anxious or overwhelmed? If you’re a person and not some weird robot, then your answer was probably “yes.” Anxiety isn’t a fun experience, but it’s totally...
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Ask the academic advisor: How can I feel less nervous about public speaking?

 “How can I feel less nervous about public speaking for presentations or talking in class?”—A.J., Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaI have been speaking in public for over 30 years (I started very young!), and I...