The Science of Wanting: Meditation and Dopamine

The Science of Wanting: How We Unhook from Dopamine 

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps motivate us to fulfill our basic needs, but in our modern age of plenty, it can also lead to overindulgence and addiction. So how can we find balance and contentment in an age of instant gratification? Read More

  • Katherine Ellison

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Mindfulness Meditation May Help Reduce Addiction Relapse (study) 

Recent research suggests mindfulness meditation may be effective in preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse. Sarah Bowen, a researcher at the University of Washington, says of the people who seek help with an addiction each year, 40 to 60 percent relapse. A recent study divided people who had completed… Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • April 4, 2014

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