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The danger of silence

 

 

 

Clint Smith: The danger of silence
Filmed July 2014 at [email protected]

Wealth Inequality in America

Your Phone vs. Your Heart

 

Can you remember the last time you were in a public space in America and didn’t notice that half the people around you were bent over a digital screen, thumbing a connection to somewhere else?

 

Most of us are well aware of the convenience that instant electronic access provides. Less has been said about the costs. Research suggests that one measurable toll may be on our biological capacity to connect with other people.

To read more about attunement, meditation, and vagal tone which are an integral part of this research, please visit The New York Times article written by Barbara Fredrickson

 

 

Meditation

 

 

Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
~Kahlil Gibran 

 

 

 

 

Did YOU know that Meditation is scientifically proven to:

1. Overcome stress (University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2003)
2. Boost your creativity (ScienceDaily, 2010)
3. Improve your sex life and increase your libido (The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2009)
4. Cultivate healthy habits that lead to weight loss (Journal Emotion, 2007)
5. Improve digestion and lower blood pressure (Harvard Medical School)
6. Decrease your risk of heart attack (The Stroke Journal, 2009)
7. Help overcome anxiety, depression, anger and confusion (Psychosomatic Medicine, 2009)
8. Decrease perception of pain and improve cognitive processing (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2010)
9. Increase your focus and attention (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007)
10. Increase the size of your most important organ – your brain! (Harvard University Gazette, 2006)

Continue reading Meditation & The Science of Brainwaves Technology

 

Spaceship Earth – The Overview Effect

 

 

“Overview” is a short documentary on the Overview Effect, a cognitive shift in awareness reported by astronauts.

Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education

 

 

Some thoughts on teachers, students and the Future of Education

Courtesy of C.G.P. Grey’s YouTube channel

Can you spare 6 minutes on education?

 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – 2011 Time Use Survey, Americans spent an average of 6 minutes per day on education (which we consider professional development) while they tallied an average of 2 hours and 52 minutes every day on leisure activities (see cool graphic from NPR).

 

 

 

 

The average American spent almost as much time on leisure activities in one day as they did on education for an entire month (3 hours)! If you look even further, Americans spent 1 hour and 34 minutes per day of this leisure time watching television. These numbers are of course averages but paint a pretty stark picture of where we spent our time in 2011 and I imagine these are not much better in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the full story at   

https://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/08/29/160244277/what-americans-actually-do-all-day-long-in-2-graphics

 

 

 

 

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