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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Psychology Today: Happy Hour

Interesting article about how the older you get the more focused you are on the moment, and therefore the happier you are.

Carstensen and her team are now studying Buddhist meditators, to see how their practice alters their perception of time. Her theory is that meditation may cultivate a mind-set similar to an old person's, since it shuts out thoughts of the past and the future in favor of the present. 'The religion is centered around the fact that we could die at any moment,' she says.


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