Who Are You?

When asked this question, most of us reply first with our gender and then with the roles we occupy. I might say I’m a woman, a psychologist, an artist, and then turn to my relationships—a spouse, a friend, and so…

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…