Our bodies are chronically in "threat mode"—but being kind recalibrates our nervous system

Being kind to others positively impacts your physical and mental health, according to this groundbreaking research by Stanford professor Dr. James Doty.

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  • The default "rest mode" of our brains is often taken over by a "threat mode" setting because of our stressful, "on-the-go" lifestyles. When we are chronically in threat mode, this leaves us with less capacity for compassion.
  • Showing compassion or acting kind to others can actually change your physiology, taking you out of threat mode and putting you back into your natural "rest and digest" mode.
  • Research by a well-known Stanford professor Dr. James Doty has shown that acts of kindness or compassion that put us back into our "rest mode" can have lasting positive impacts on our physical and mental health.
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These science-backed mindfulness meditation exercises are built just for you

Machine learning meets meditation? Aura Premium takes advantage of groundbreaking advances to intuitively tailor short, science-backed mindfulness meditation exercises to your needs.

  • 83% of Americans suffer from work-related stress.
  • Aura Premium uses groundbreaking AI to tailor meditation exercises.
  • Mood-tracking technology adjusts your meditations to serve your specific needs.
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Psilocybin 'markedly' boosts feelings of self-transcendence during meditation

The more research conducted on psychedelics, the closer we get to new therapeutic models.

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  • During a mindfulness retreat, participants that tried psilocybin reported having a richer cognitive and emotional experience.
  • The effects of psilocybin were prominent even four months after the retreat.
  • The combination of psychedelics and meditation is a field that's ripe for study in therapeutic settings.
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The fast track to a life well lived is feeling grateful

How does gratitude work its mental magic?

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For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn't a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived.

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How to use mindfulness to boost your standardized test performance

An expert's take on how to ace your exams through mindfulness.

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  • Being here and in the present is a necessity, if you want to excel in any situation.
  • Author Logan Thompson explores in his new book how mindfulness is one of the most important aspects of test taking.
  • Mindfulness is something that anyone can take up.
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