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Embracing hardship: a surprising secret to happiness

...can best heal others who have gone through the same... A growing number of studies inspired by acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness are showing that -- rather than resisting...

...can best heal others who have gone through the same... A growing number of studies inspired by acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness are showing that -- rather than resisting...

Worried about stress, overeating or traveling over the holidays? We’ve got you covered

...Eating wisely, with delight, during the holidays Easy-to-follow tips to avoid overeating this holiday Six mindfulness tips to combat holiday stress Managing headache disorders during the holidays Photo by AlchemillaMollis...

...Eating wisely, with delight, during the holidays Easy-to-follow tips to avoid overeating this holiday Six mindfulness tips to combat holiday stress Managing headache disorders during the holidays Photo by AlchemillaMollis...

What to do when “the most wonderful time of the year” doesn’t quite feel like it

...them. Poon also offers guidance for people experiencing grief this holiday season. Previously: Tips to survive — and thrive during holiday family events, Six mindfulness tips to combat holiday stress...

...them. Poon also offers guidance for people experiencing grief this holiday season. Previously: Tips to survive — and thrive during holiday family events, Six mindfulness tips to combat holiday stress...

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How does burnout affect NICU caregivers and their patients?

...at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. What inspired you to investigate caregiver burnout in NICUs? Throughout my medical training, I received very little education on the concepts of mindfulness and...

...at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. What inspired you to investigate caregiver burnout in NICUs? Throughout my medical training, I received very little education on the concepts of mindfulness and...

A look at integrative medicine with Stanford’s David Spiegel

...they can avoid it. They would rather try manipulation like acupuncture or practice hypnosis or mindfulness. Interest in integrative medicine at Stanford is growing. What is supported by evidence? What...

...they can avoid it. They would rather try manipulation like acupuncture or practice hypnosis or mindfulness. Interest in integrative medicine at Stanford is growing. What is supported by evidence? What...

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Shifting the focus from opioids to life beyond pain: A Q&A with pain expert Beth Darnall

...mindfulness-based stress reduction, and meditation have similar pain-relieving effects, with none of the side effects. By learning techniques that reduce attention to pain — and distress about pain — pain...

...mindfulness-based stress reduction, and meditation have similar pain-relieving effects, with none of the side effects. By learning techniques that reduce attention to pain — and distress about pain — pain...

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Mindfulness takes center stage at Stanford Medicine X

Yesterday's Medicine X session on mindfulness, appropriately, kicked off with a brief, guided meditation led by Michael Amster, MD. Amster, and several other panelists, said they developed a mindfulness practice...

Yesterday's Medicine X session on mindfulness, appropriately, kicked off with a brief, guided meditation led by Michael Amster, MD. Amster, and several other panelists, said they developed a mindfulness practice...

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Becoming Doctors: A podcast featuring Stanford medical students is revived

...can develop a practice of introspection and mindfulness about our challenging career. It allows us to stop and think about what we are seeing and experiencing and to decide how...

...can develop a practice of introspection and mindfulness about our challenging career. It allows us to stop and think about what we are seeing and experiencing and to decide how...

Parents mentor parents in first-of-its-kind program at Packard Children’s

...of everything. I learned that I’m not alone.” Previously: Mindfulness training may ease depression and improve sleep for both caregivers and patients, Parent details practical ways to get care and...

...of everything. I learned that I’m not alone.” Previously: Mindfulness training may ease depression and improve sleep for both caregivers and patients, Parent details practical ways to get care and...

On yoga, virtual reality and healthy eating: A peek inside Med School 101

...a variety of topics by attending sessions on everything from sleep, brain injuries and sun safety to the design of medical devices and the use of yoga and mindfulness to...

...a variety of topics by attending sessions on everything from sleep, brain injuries and sun safety to the design of medical devices and the use of yoga and mindfulness to...

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Four science-backed tips for achieving your goals

New Year's resolutions usually last for weeks, if not days. Despite our good intentions, we drop our career goals, dieting aspirations, mindfulness practices or exercise regimens, and find ourselves unable...

New Year's resolutions usually last for weeks, if not days. Despite our good intentions, we drop our career goals, dieting aspirations, mindfulness practices or exercise regimens, and find ourselves unable...

Using arts and communication to help physicians improve health, avoid suicide

...share experiences and address issues related to burnout, depression and PTSD. Recently, a new Physician Wellness Center also began offering programs on physician mindfulness-based stress reduction and compassion cultivation. “The...

...share experiences and address issues related to burnout, depression and PTSD. Recently, a new Physician Wellness Center also began offering programs on physician mindfulness-based stress reduction and compassion cultivation. “The...

...trauma, Study shows happiness and meaning in life may be different goals, What email does to your brain and Six mindfulness tips to combat holiday stress Photo courtesy Emma Seppälä...

...trauma, Study shows happiness and meaning in life may be different goals, What email does to your brain and Six mindfulness tips to combat holiday stress Photo courtesy Emma Seppälä...

...spinning without direction or parental love. Well before mindfulness became commonplace, Ruth taught him a series of mental exercises to ease his angst and focus on a world of possibilities...

...spinning without direction or parental love. Well before mindfulness became commonplace, Ruth taught him a series of mental exercises to ease his angst and focus on a world of possibilities...

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...could empower veterans to heal when drugs and counseling failed. The Surgeon General himself, Vivek Murthy, MD, chose to focus his TEDMED time on the importance of mindfulness and stress...

...could empower veterans to heal when drugs and counseling failed. The Surgeon General himself, Vivek Murthy, MD, chose to focus his TEDMED time on the importance of mindfulness and stress...

During Stanford talk, U.S. Surgeon General calls for creation of a “culture of prevention”

...and accessibility of “healthy” foods, motivating Americans to simply walk more, and encouraging people to engage in practices like mindfulness meditation. He also issued a special call to all medical...

...and accessibility of “healthy” foods, motivating Americans to simply walk more, and encouraging people to engage in practices like mindfulness meditation. He also issued a special call to all medical...