18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yetContinue reading “18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently”

More evidence that mindfullness meditation can help with anxiety, depression and pain

By Andrew M. Seaman Mindfulness meditation may be useful in battles against anxiety, depression and pain, according to a fresh look at past research. Using data from 47 earlier studies, researchers found moderate evidence to support the use of mindfulness meditation to treat those conditions. Meditation didn’t seem to affect mood, sleep or substance use.Continue reading “More evidence that mindfullness meditation can help with anxiety, depression and pain”

Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation

With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation. The study investigated the effects ofContinue reading “Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation”