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31 Oct 2013, 11:33 am by StephanieWestAllen
There is not widespread agreement among mediators that mindfulness or self-awareness is an important factor in the effectiveness of a mediator. [read post]
30 Oct 2013, 7:49 am by StephanieWestAllen
Press release from PRWeb: Featuring neuroscience, in-class mindfulness instruction, training for educators by Mindful Schools, and interviews about why mindfulness belongs in education, "Healthy Habits of Mind" is a powerful resource for anyone making the case to use mindfulness in schools or at youth service providers.A new online documentary film called “Healthy Habits of Mind” shows how secular mindfulness meditation practices can transform the educational landscape. [read post]
28 Oct 2013, 3:48 am by StephanieWestAllen
An interesting new study caught my eye this morning on emotion regulation, a topic about which I have blogged before (see, for example, here and here. [read post]
27 Oct 2013, 6:04 am by StephanieWestAllen
The many benefits of mindfulness to lawyers have been the topics of several articles and at least one conference. [read post]
25 Oct 2013, 9:01 pm by StephanieWestAllen
From "A Brief Definition of Mindfulness" ( [S]erious attention to mindfulness by the scientific community was not given until more recently when the concept was translated into measurable terms, or given an operational definition. [read post]
23 Oct 2013, 12:45 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Professor of the history of art and architecture Jennifer Roberts could be talking about mediation when she says in an article titled "The Power of Patience" (Harvard Magazine): [T]his lesson about art, vision, and time goes far beyond art history. [read post]
21 Oct 2013, 8:04 pm by StephanieWestAllen
The book Re-membering Lives  bears that title partly because it refers to the metaphor of membership in a club of significant others in a person's life. [read post]
21 Oct 2013, 9:20 am by StephanieWestAllen
From a press release about new research looking at cognitive functioning of older adults (Association for Psychological Science): Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp, that they have to “use it or lose it. [read post]
19 Oct 2013, 5:45 am by StephanieWestAllen
In the article "Emotional Agility" (Harvard Business Review), read about four "inner strategies": Recognize your patterns, label your thoughts and emotions, accept them, act on your values. [read post]
17 Oct 2013, 7:32 pm by StephanieWestAllen
The book The H Factor of Personality (reviews) begins with a comparison of two law students: Mary and Jane have a lot in common. [read post]
17 Oct 2013, 5:31 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Abstract from Leonard Riskin's "Managing Inner and Outer Conflict: Selves, Subpersonalities, and Internal Family Systems" (Harvard Negotiation Law Review): This Article describes potential benefits of considering certain processes within an individual that take place in connection with external conflict as if they might be negotiations or other processes that are routinely used to address external disputes, such as mediation or adjudication. [read post]
17 Oct 2013, 5:54 am by StephanieWestAllen
The title of this blog post is also the title of a program on KQED. [read post]
14 Oct 2013, 9:27 am by StephanieWestAllen
If you are interested in how we take in new information and then retain it, you will want to read this new article: "Making long-term memories in minutes: a spaced learning pattern from memory research in education" (Frontiers in Human Neuroscience). [read post]
12 Oct 2013, 7:17 am by StephanieWestAllen
HAL (aka Edd Nichols, founder of Colorado Jazz Workshop) will be joining The Denver Brass this evening for their Space Odyssey. [read post]
11 Oct 2013, 4:10 pm by StephanieWestAllen
In talking recently with someone about how to lessen anxiety in conversations about death, wills, estates, family conflicts, and funerals, I mentioned the possibility of self-affirmation. [read post]
11 Oct 2013, 11:30 am by StephanieWestAllen
The ancient practice of making mental notes is one of the simplest (although not necessarily easy) ways to increase mindfulness and self-awareness. [read post]
8 Oct 2013, 2:09 pm by StephanieWestAllen
I will be on my colleague Gail Rubin's radio show A Good Goodbye October 30, at 4 Mountain, 6 Eastern. [read post]