When someone, like your doctor, tells you that you need to lose weight, start eating healthier, or working out more, do you feel upset? Or you consider what they have to say and attempt to take their advice to help better yourself? What if youâ€™re told that if you donâ€™t lose weight you risk developing diabetes or other health problem?
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No matter which side of the aisle youâ€™re on, if youâ€™re like most people, youâ€™re probably feeling angered or even outraged by the outcome of the latest election. Either youâ€™re upset about who has been chosen to run your country, or all the people that are upset are angering you. Either way, no one is very happy. Not even Donald Trump has been able to â€œenjoyâ€ his presidency win with so much negativity going around. So how can we find a little bit of calm and rationalization at a time when tension and emotions are so high? My answer: meditation.
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Tomorrow I’ll be leading an interactive session at MIT called “Smartphone Liberation
.” In the session I’ll guide attendees through a series of guided meditation exercises using their smartphones, with the intention of helping us to become more mindful of how we interact with our smartphones.
Although most mindfulness training requires you to begin by turning off and putting away your smartphone, in this session I ask that you bring your smartphone with you so that you can engage with it directly and, we hope, a bit more mindfully by the end of the hour.
The event is on Friday, February 10 from 12pm-1pm at MIT, Building 66, Room 144.
Hope to see you there!
Mindfulness is something which the medical world has yet to fully accept as a means for treating patients. Although mindful meditation has a variety of benefits, and has been around for thousands of years, itâ€™s a relatively new concept to many doctors. One of the many things that meditation has been shown to aid in the treatment of is anxiety disorder, a condition that affects nearly 7 million Americans.
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