Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

“For nearly four decades, Langer’s research on mindfulness has influenced thinking across a range of fields, from behavioral economics to positive psychology. It demonstrates that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on autopilot, we…

Paths to Mindfulness

Although we come at the problem differently, leading mindfulness-based, stress reduction researchers like Jon Kabat-Zinn and Herb Benson and I share mutual respect. For reasons I don’t understand, it seems that, for some others in the meditation camp, there is…

Bucket List?

I was part of a prestigious panel in Australia and the moderator asked what was on our bucket lists. For those unfamiliar with the concept, it’s a list of things you want to do before “kicking the bucket,” while still…

Why We Play Games

I have a different view from how I think most people regard the playing of computer games. They remind me of those who want to close casinos because of the money and time they think people waste. It is as…