How people can integrate well-being skills into the fabric of their busy lives remains a challenge. The truth is we need this set of skills now more than ever, as more people experience the challenge of balancing long working hours and often a stressful work environment with the demands of an active home life. These factors are in part responsible for the steep global rise in mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Photo: AFP

Healthy habits of mind bring happiness and can be learned – even by the busy

Richard J. Davidson says research into how mental training like meditation affects our health throws light on what constitutes a healthy mind. Well-being – as understood by its qualities of awareness, connection, insight and purpose – is a skill that can be learned

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How people can integrate well-being skills into the fabric of their busy lives remains a challenge. The truth is we need this set of skills now more than ever, as more people experience the challenge of balancing long working hours and often a stressful work environment with the demands of an active home life. These factors are in part responsible for the steep global rise in mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Photo: AFP
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