Our attraction to the arts may be driven by an innate desire to use our brains in ways that make us feel good.
Many in the West may see Buddhism as more of a philosophy than a religion, but for millions of people worldwide Buddhism is very much a faith – and prayer is part of their COVID-19 response.
As we return to work, the stress and anxiety from COVID-19 won't go away. Our experts have some tips on how to handle the new normal.
Can everyday chores be hypnotically soothing? Can routines be mini-occasions? East Asian home vloggers show us that framing and pace are everything and we can find joy in simple domesticity.
You can't ask a child to sit still for 45 minutes and focus on their breath. But mindfulness activities can be adapted for children – and they might come in handy during these stressful times.
Buddhist monks have been chanting sutras to provide spiritual relief during the coronavirus crisis. A scholar of Buddhism translates some Buddhist teachings into ways we can deal with uncertain times.
We can use anxious thoughts as triggers to engage in activities that not only manage anxiety but to help us build positive mental health habits for the future.
As the practice of mindfulness grows, more thought needs to be given to how it can be used in under-served communities
Important learning takes place through experiences of fun and belonging at an arts-based mindfulness program.
Are you a worry wart? Not to worry. Turns out you were born that way, to some degree. Humans have a default mode in their brains that lead them to worry, but there are many ways to switch gears.
Teachers are increasingly being encouraged to take mindfulness courses so that they can begin teaching it to pupils.
Mindfulness aligns itself with science and academia to be seen as credible but it lacks any real evidence.
Into the emotional wilderness of 21st-century society, a marketplace has sprung up with places where people can safely vent.
Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more prevalent in America's public schools. But are they subtly promoting religion? A scholar who has served as an expert witness in several yoga cases weighs in.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
Living fully in the moment can help us savour every experience and stop time passing ever more quickly.
Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
There can be many benefits in practising mindfulness. But it's not a way to relax or escape from your problems.
Mindful eating can help to reduce emotional eating and promotes the consumption of smaller portions and fewer calories.
If you develop an awareness of how you feel you are more likely to be able to change negative thinking patterns.