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Kirsten Firminger is a Doctoral Candidate in Social Psychology. Her dissertation research focuses on individuals who have voluntary chosen to reduce their consumption levels (aka the amount of stuff that they buy). Her research interests center on understanding the processes of social and behavioral change.

Can we prevent global warming by meditating?

posted by Kirsten Firminger

Image courtesy / MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Global warming, already high on the list of major problems, is much worse than we thought according to a new study by MIT. The image you […]

Meditators have bigger brains

posted by Kirsten Firminger

New research using MRI scans from UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging shows evidence that meditators have larger brains than a control group of non-meditators. The lead author of the journal article, Eileen Luders summarizes,”We know that people who consistently meditate […]

Across generations of mothers

posted by Kirsten Firminger

It amazes me when I think about how interconnected mothers and daughters are and how we shape each other over generations. As I look at the path of my life, I realize that I would have never have gotten to […]

Spring cleaning of the daily routine

posted by Kirsten Firminger

Things have been hard for a lot of people I know lately. My work hours have been cut. Some of my friends have been laid off and others are working really hard just to have a slim chance of a […]

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Mixing technology and practice
There were many more good sessions at the Wisdom 2.0 conference this weekend. The intention of the organizers is to post videos. I'll let you know when. Here are some of my notes from a second panel. How do we use modern, social media technologies — such as this blog — to both further o

posted 3:54:40pm May. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Wisdom 2.0
If a zen master were sitting next to the chief technical officer of Twitter, what would they talk about? That sounds like a hypothetical overheared at a bar in San Francisco. But this weekend I saw the very thing at Soren Gordhamer's Wisdom 2.0 conference — named after his book of the same nam

posted 1:43:19pm May. 01, 2010 | read full post »

The Buddha at Work - "All we are is dust in the wind, dude."
"The only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing." - Alex Winter, as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"That's us, dude!" - Keanu Reeves, as Ted "Theodore" LoganWhoa! Excellent! I've had impermanence on my mind recently. I've talked about it her

posted 2:20:00pm Jan. 28, 2010 | read full post »

Sometimes You Find Enlightenment by Punching People in the Face
This week I'm curating a guest post from Jonathan Mead, a friend who inspires by living life on his own terms and sharing what he can with others.  To quote from Jonathan's own site, Illuminated Mind: "The reason for everything: To create a revolution based on authentic action. A social movemen

posted 12:32:23pm Jan. 27, 2010 | read full post »

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