What Is Fight or Flight?

Your heart rate speeds up … your blood pressure soars … your breathing gets shallow … your palms start sweating … your mind begins to spin … sounds familiar? These are all normal symptoms of the acute stress response commonly known as fight or flight. The next two things I say shouldn’t surprise you: 1. Our culture […]

Video: The Mindfulness Movement in America With Jon Kabat-Zinn

This conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the eight-week mindfulness-based stressed-reduction program, and Soren Gordhamer, founder of the Wisdom 2.0 conference, was one of my favorite sessions from Wisdom 2.0 this year. It’s full of humor, inspiring quotes, research, and interesting perspectives on why mindfulness is gaining interest in America. It opens with a meditation, which […]