Meditation Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“Why Adults Can’t Get Enough of Coloring Books” – Daily Worth

And there’s a real, scientific reason Rizzo experienced such benefits from coloring. “The creative process engages several areas of the mind that can trigger the release of endorphins, which produce positive feelings,” Dr. Ben Michaelis, PhD, evolutionary clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, tells me. And, “there is evidence that the repetitive action […]

Running IS Meditation

“Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You’re only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking.” – Lauren Oliver When I first started running, I didn’t think about why I ran.  I needed to lose some weight, and I was too cheap to join a […]

"5 Easy Ways to Meditate Without Even Trying" – Inc.

There’s no question that meditation is an amazingly effective way to calm our minds. Studies in recent years have shown the psychological and neurological changes it can bring about: Reductions in depression, anxiety, sleep problems, the stressful “mind chatter,” and pain, and improvements in attention, well-being, and creativity. It’s even been linked to changes in gray matter volume. The problem […]