This week’s roundup of international mindful news all in one place waiting for you to ignite your mind!

 

 

To Improve Memory And Learning, The Brain Forgets Things on Purpose

The benefits of not remembering – f orgetting is mostly a positive force in human life Traditionally, forgetting names, skills, events or information is often thought of as purely negative – a passive decay. However unintuitive it may seem, research suggests that forgetting plays a positive role in the function of the brain.

Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear

Throughout evolutionary history, fear has helped humans stay safe and thrive. But in the modern world, many fear responses – such as phobias – are, at best, unhelpful and, at worst, debilitating. Yet, accumulating evidence shows that mindfulness practice could help us unlearn these responses.

9 Powerful Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds

Watching videos of centurions, you start to see a theme – they all seem content. That might be shocking to younger people, especially anyone who fears old age. Perhaps we fear missing out on opportunities in life, and worry that we’ll find ourselves too old to do things we enjoy or maybe we’re just so stuck in the moment that we fail to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I studied neuroscience to understand my addictions. Now I know it’s not the cure | Judith Grisel

I used to think addiction was caused by screwy molecules in the brain, and would be cured by neuroscience. I began learning about how the brain works after I ended up in treatment for drug addiction in the mid-1980s, when hopes for neuroscientific cures were as overblown as the hairstyles.

Want to Sync the 2 Hemispheres of Your Brain? Neuroscience Says to Do This Daily (It Only Takes 4 Minutes)

You know those moments when everything just flows? You’re in the conference room brainstorming with your team and you can just feel the energy, the cohesion. Or you’re writing your book and it’s just pouring out of you, the words an effortless stream of brilliance.

Somatic Psychology: The Benefits of Being in Our Body

Gestalt therapist Fritz Perls knew the value of living an embodied life when he famously said, “Lose your mind and come to your senses.” Saying this another way, there is value in being empty-headed.