CWIL Readings

Picture Credit: Akshay Sriram, PGDM, 2021.

March 03, 2021

Article Published In : Youtube

How meditation can help you live a flourishing life, with Richard Davidson, PhD

Meditation practices date back thousands of years and are a part of nearly every major religion. However, in the past couple of decades, researchers have begun to use modern scientific tools to explore what is happening in the brain when people meditate and how meditation might benefit our mind and body. Richard Davidson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and a pioneer in the scientific study of meditation, discusses what scientists have learned and how these ancient practices can help us flourish.

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February 18, 2021

Article Published In : James Clear

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Understanding the truth of a situation is important, but so is remaining part of a tribe. While these two desires often work well together, they occasionally come into conflict

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November 24, 2020

Article Published In : Psychology Today

Making 2021 the Year of Wisdom

This article explains the benefits of becoming wiser as individuals and as a society.

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October 23, 2020

Article Published In : Psychology Today

How Spirituality, Wisdom, and Mental Health Are Intertwined

Researchers add spirituality to an existing six-component wisdom index.

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August 05, 2020

Article Published In : PSYCHE

How to find your mindfulness

With so many approaches to mindfulness, it can be difficult to know where to start. Explore these methods to find what suits you.

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July 08, 2020

Article Published In : Knowledge

How Resilient Leaders Think?

Resilience as a career concept is having a kind of heyday, with good reason. Flung into alternative ways of working, both at home and in newly dangerous roles, people all over the world were forced into adapting to the pandemic and economic crisis while doing their jobs.

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July 02, 2020

Article Published In : Aeon

Ashoka’s moral empire

Being good is hard. How an ancient Indian emperor, horrified by the cruelty of war, created an infrastructure of goodness

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May 18, 2020

Article Published In : PsychCentral

How to foster ‘shoshin’

It’s easy for the mind to become closed to new ideas. Cultivating a beginner’s mind helps us rediscover the joy of learning

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December 16, 2019

Article Published In : Human Parts

Giving Up Can Be Good for Us - Human Parts

It’s an important message for us even as adults, something you could even consider an “elusive obvious,” or advice that’s so pertinent, we almost overlook it. Even if your first attempts fail, it doesn’t mean your success is futile — it just means you have to keep going.

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December 10, 2019

Article Published In : Psychology Today

9 Ways Your Emotions Influence Your Judgments

Individual decisions are best understood as the interactions between reason and emotion. When we are calm, slow rational thinking guides our decisions. However, strong emotions place a constraint on clear thinking.

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