Monthly Archives: November 2015

Depression and Heart Failure

Research has established links between depression and heart failure; increased risk of ending up in the emergency room, of being hospitalised, and of dying. Anti-depressants may be doing more harm than good. Mindfulness meditation can be a safer, and equally effective, option.

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Living in the present

Hypnotic spiral with a black ball on top

From a physics/mathematics perspective the present moment has no duration. But if this was also our experience, then we would not be able to experience time passing. The experienced, “psychological” present moment lasts on average 2-3 seconds. Nevertheless, people who practice mindfulness meditation have a strong capacity for stretching their present moments, and therefore perceive time to pass more slowly.

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