Tag: mindfulness

How Mental Health Apps Are Messing With Our Heads

How Mental Health Apps Are Messing With Our Heads (Vitals)

Even before you download an app to help you meditate, or to manage your depression, it’s speaking to you. Apps’ marketing often implies that everyday stresses should be seen as mental health issues, and that you’re on your own (with the help of the app, of course) to fix whatever is wrong with you.

Research on 61 apps that were reviewed in a recent study led by Lisa Parker of the University of Sydney. The post from Lifehacker: Even before you download an app to help you meditate, or to manage your depression, it’s speaking to you. Apps’ marketing often implies that everyday stresses should be seen as mental health issues, and that…

Four Questions For Kathryn Kennedy about following your passions

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In this discussion with Kathryn Kennedy, we talk about the current transitions in her career. We discuss the guidance, focus, and balance needed to make these changes while listening to your dreams and desires. Find about more about Kathryn at http://www.kathrynmkennedy.com/ The four starting prompts: How would you describe your employment/experiences up to this date?…

​How Technology Affects The Way Our Brain Works

​How Technology Affects The Way Our Brain Works (World of Psychology)

​Technology has transformed the way we live, work, communicate and entertain ourselves. At the click of a button, we can conduct transactions, get information, learn new skills and even find love. Our generation has seen the most drastic jumps in technological advances and this has not only changed the way we perceive the world but also how our brains receive and process information. We seem unable to tear ourselves from our smartphones, tablets and innumerable social networking platforms, going so far as keeping our devices near us all day.

From PsychCentral: We now have shorter attention spans and are more distracted. We’ve improved our ability to multitask (at least we think we have). We’ve become tech addicts. Our face-to-face interactions have been undermined. We’re becoming more forgetful. Citations: Newport, F. (2015). Most U.S. Smartphone Owners Check Phone at Least Hourly. Retrieved from http://news.gallup.com/poll/184046/smartphone-owners-check-phone-least-hourly.aspx Galasso Bonanno,…

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing (nytimes.com)

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.

Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home around dusk, patients from his village in the regency of Gianyar and beyond await. Mr Mangku is a third-generation healer with a simple advice:…

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings (EdSurge)

Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when …

If we want our institutions of learning to be learning institutions, we have to make room for staff and faculty to have access to deep learning, mentoring, networking, contemplation and sense-making. That doesn’t happen on the trade floor of a large commercial conference. I also really like how the author checks privilege in the piece.…