Category Archives: Mindfulness in Education

Burning Out – (from Inside Higher Ed)

Professors say faculty burnout is always a real threat, but especially now, and that institutions should act before it’s too late. Pexels.com As a frequent commentator on all things higher ed, Kevin McClure likes his predictions to be right. But in the case of a recent article he wrote […] “Faculty burnout — exacerbated by pandemic-related stressors, absent… Read More »

7 Modern Life Habits That Can Be Incredibly Bad For Your Brain Health

Illustration by Sean Gladwell / Getty Images. In an era of better technology, we are all being rewired to do more to the detriment of our brains. According to experts , our modern lifestyle is chipping away at neural pathways and making us slower, denser and less capable of […] Multitasking also increases the stress hormone cortisol as… Read More »

Wisdom 2.0

“Wisdom 2.0 is a conference tackling one of the biggest challenges of today’s age. Connect through technology, but do so in a way that supports a person’s well-being, work effectiveness, and is ultimately useful to the world.” — Inc Magazine Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age:  […] Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops,… Read More »

Kill screentime: New study on teens, screens and social media

We should kill “screentime” as an unhelpful and meaningless term. That’s is the central recommendation of a new review of research into the relationship between digital technology and wellbeing by Dr. Amy Orben from the Medical Research Council of the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of […] Published in January 2020 in the journal Social… Read More »

UFV offers first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness in Canada

Mindfulness is making headlines worldwide. The University of Fraser Valley is making history by offering the first for-credit, graduate program in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) in Canada and one of the first in North America. “Ours is one of the first graduate mindfulness programs in North America. As […] “While there are other, continuing education programs based… Read More »

Doing more with less? Flexible work?

One of these days that I reflect on working at a distance, … 24/7, feeling isolated, lonely, needing to talk to a colleague or  a group of colleagues, or just socialize with them. So, I reflect and, obviously, research 😉 Let me share one of the articles I found – focusing on work intensification. This statement certainly requires… Read More »

How ‘Limbic Capitalism’ Preys on Our Addicted Brains

One summer day in 2010, a Swedish graduate student named Daniel Berg approached me after a talk I gave at Christ’s College, Cambridge. During the talk, I had casually mentioned internet addiction. Berg told me that I had spoken a truth larger than I knew. Many of his male […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

“Our brains are evolving to multitask,” not! The ill-usion of multitasking

By Allan Goldstein Originally published July 2011 revised April 2015 I recently overheard a proclamation, which has become somewhat of a mantra, recited by today’s college students. A student proudly making the following declaration regarding her ability to pay attention to multiple digital screens at once said, “Our brains […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Mindfulness Doesn’t Have to Be Whitewashed and Goal-Oriented

by Ankita Rao In the nebulous world that is American spirituality, it can be hard to trace a practice back to its origin. So many traditions and rituals—yoga, Sufism, Kabbalah—have made loop-de-loops across the world, morphing and twisting along the way before eventually landing in the digital folds […] … The apps, on the surface, are all seamless… Read More »

Digital Disruption in Mental Health

By John Stackhouse September 24, 2018 The new Apple Watch released earlier this month includes an FDA-approved heart-rate monitor, the latest example of how our digital devices are transforming healthcare. Now, entrepreneurs and innovators are turning their sights on mental health, hoping to transform the way we treat our minds just as technology has changed […] Click here… Read More »