About Andy McGuire

Born, in the process of dying.

Brain Imaging Shows We Can Unlearn Chronic Pain | Psychology Today

Source: Brain Imaging Shows We Can Unlearn Chronic Pain | Psychology Today

I’ve been experimenting with my own sensitivities to my sinuses (which I consider a chronic problem).  I sometimes get headaches by concentrating too much in my head.  One of the teachings I was taught was to focus on my feet or lower part of the body.   Now I know that there are multiple ways to approach this.  One of those I am using today is “Big Mind” or “Open Awareness Meditation”.  Another way I approached sense inputs was to let go of them as soon as I am aware of them.  All kinds of variations.

 

The Most Attractive (Invisible) Asset on a Date | Psychology Today

Source: The Most Attractive (Invisible) Asset on a Date | Psychology Today
Posted this for a few reasons.

#1. Giving someone our undivided attention is very attractive to others.

#2. Other unspoken and unmentioned positive attribute of meditation in the article is a calm presence. People are more comfortable around us.

#3. People look more attractive/beautiful when they are not stressed.

Mindfulness app measurably reduces stress levels in small study | MobiHealthNews

A new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows that a mindfulness app, used for two weeks in daily 20-minute increments, measurably reduced stress compared to a control app.  Testing the impact of a smartphone intervention on stress wasn’t the primary purpose of the study; instead it sought to prove that the specific mindfulness paractices of monitoring and acceptance were effective.

Source: Mindfulness app measurably reduces stress levels in small study | MobiHealthNews