Health and Mindfulness

The Mindfulness and Health Blog is a space to share science, ideas and practical experiences about how the practice of mindfulness relates to health (personal balance). The blog content is meant to be simple so it can be applied in real life – right here, right now. The blog is not intended to create back and forth responses, nor to give specific “right” answers, but rather to create conditions for people to practice and experience hands-on if what we offer works to improve their health.

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Apr 3, 2019

Free Solo, Visualizing death, Mindfulness, and the Rest of us Getting Older

By Roberto P. Benzo, M.D. @robertopbe
I recently became aware of free solo climbing during the Academy Awards ceremony as a movie on this kind of activity received an Oscar as the best documentary. Free solo is a type of climbing that does not involve ropes and equipment. The climber only has climbing shoes, chalk for [...]
Jan 11, 2019

Ikigai (Meaning in Life) and Survival

By Roberto P. Benzo, M.D. @robertopbe
There are areas in the world called the blue zones in which people live longer and well. I have been interested in knowing the factors that may predispose to that phenomena to apply it to my life and the life of my patients. Those factors that promote survival and wellness [...]
Dec 28, 2017

Geniune Listening

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
In today’s fast paced world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift that builds relationships, solves problems, ensures understanding, resolves conflicts, and improves accuracy. Listening also means [...]
Geniune Listening
Oct 5, 2017

(10) Living With Cravings: How Mindfulness Can Help You Quit Smoking

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Cigarette smoking is responsible for 1 out of every 5 deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of preventable death and disease.1  Unfortunately, today’s smokers are more highly nicotine-dependent than ever, which makes quitting a constant uphill battle against intense and unrelenting urges to smoke, all the [...]
(10) Living With Cravings: How Mindfulness Can Help You Quit Smoking
Jul 1, 2017

(9) Low Back Pain and the Practice of Mindfulness

By mindfulbreathinglab @mindfulbreathinglab
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain… and the numbers are only on the rise. Over a 14-year period, the percentage of Americans suffering from chronic, impairing low back pain rose from 3.9% in 1992 to 10.2% in 2006.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently advised that [...]
(9) Low Back Pain and the Practice of Mindfulness

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