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Roni Caryn Rabin: Studies have found that meditation helps prevent the recurrence of depression, perhaps by producing changes in parts of the brain associated with learning and anxiety. A new study suggests that meditation may modulate brain waves called alpha rhythms, which help regulate the transmission of sensory input from the surrounding environment. Harvard researchers randomly assigned 12 healthy adults to an eight-week course of training in meditation-based stress reduction or to a…Continue
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People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and Amnesty International are circulating a petition to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, urging them to commute the death sentence against Troy Davis. He is…Continue
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Over half of ex-cons who are released from prison will commit another crime and return within three years. Road to Return, narrated by Tim Robbins, is the story of a black ex-bank robber and a white college professor who unite to create the…Continue
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Once the domain of New Agers and suburban moms, yoga has become firmly planted in Baltimore's inner city, and now researchers believe the ancient…Continue
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A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain
I consider myself something of a prospective meditator—meaning that a serious meditation practice is always something I’m about to start… next week. So for years, I’ve been making a mental note of new…Continue
Here's a link to a recent talk PDN's Rebecca Foster gave on laughing in prison:Continue
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New research suggests meditation may improve certain brain regions and help them with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
The Massachusetts General Hospital researchers said in a statement that changes in brain structure in people who practiced eight weeks of mindful meditation suggest the practice goes beyond simply making people feel better because they are spending time relaxing.
Meditation has long been recommended by practitioners as a way…Continue
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This year, the United States will release nearly three-quarters of a million people from prison, a record high. Nationally, 2.3 million people are in prison in the United States, and 95 percent of them will, at some point, get out and go home.
Society has a strong interest in keeping them home — in helping them to become law-abiding citizens instead of falling back into their old ways and returning to prison. But American programs for newly released prisoners echo the typical…Continue
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The Prison Wives Movement is striving to be adopted by "Prison Wives" all
over the world, to unite and support one another.
A "Prison Wife" is simply a woman who has to deal with a prison system due
to her husband being incarcerated.
We want to help women all over to come out of…
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