Mind your mouth (Time Out)

TimeOut, Feb 2015 //

I wrote a blog for TimeOut responding to Giles Coren’s recent column on Mindfulness. Although Coren was quite good fun about the piece on Twitter, and I got some nice messages about it, I feel it veers towards the smugger-than-thou / here’s-why-you’re-wrong science writing that I loathe, so I probably won’t be doing this sort of thing again.Read More »

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? (Scientific American)

Scientific American, June 2014 //

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now. Their heaviness.

If you’ve never heard of mindfulness meditation, congratulations – you’ve just done a few moments of it. More people than ever are doing some form of this stress-busting meditation, and researchers are discovering it has some quite extraordinary effects on the brains of those who do it regularly.

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