Jon Kabat-Zinn

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  • Personal Narrative: The Mindless Autopilot

    to well-being. Once through the door there is a path that leads to increased happiness by first physically altering the structure of your brain, which leads to relief from biological medical conditions, sociological conditions, and psychological conditions. Mindfulness based meditation is the true Swiss army knife of therapies. About 35 years ago, Dr. Kabat-Zinn an MIT trained scientist, was tasked with what most people viewed as a seemingly hopeless venture assigned to him by the local hospital. He was handed the cases the medical model simply couldn’t help. He gave these patients what many of them had been searching many years for relief. They finally were able to live their lives with a sense of contentment and well-being. Dr. Kabat-Zinn explains, “Since he founded his clinic in 1979, his clinic has helped over 20,000 people begin their journey into Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)” (Kabat-Zinn 586). This is where mindfulness-based stress reduction was born. In the next 50 years as societies pressures continue to grow, and more attention is being placed as preventive health. We are going to look back honor Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s contributions to bringing mindfulness meditation in the mainstream public’s eye. Some major Silicon Valley companies have become increasingly aware of the benefits of mindfulness based meditation, and offer free training on mindfulness meditation for their employees. Meditation has really come into the forefront of research in the last 15…

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  • Definition Of Mindfulness

    Mindfulness (n.): Awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. This is the definition according to Jon Kabat-Zinn. This definition, although quite descriptive as to what mindfulness embodies, may not mean a whole lot to someone who has never experienced mindfulness. This is because understanding what mindfulness truly is and then living life in a mindful manner is quite challenging and takes plenty of practice. Throughout my relatively…

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  • Zinns Basic Criticism Of Christopher Columbus

    5. What is Zinns basic criticism of historian Samuel Eliot Morison’s book Christopher Columbus? * Zinns basic criticism of the book is that Morison praises Columbus too much, he goes overboard. According to Zinn, Columbus was a bad guy. Zinn was more on the people’s side, and would have liked to see their view on things. 6. What major issues does Bartolome de las Casas bring up regarding Spanish expeditions in the Caribbean? * Bartolome brings up the treatment of the native people by…

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  • Muscle: Location, Action, Shape, And Function

    Evaluate how the name of a muscle can distinguish its location, action, shape, and function. Select five different muscles to make this distinction. Depending on the anatomical position of the body part, certain prefixes, and suffixes are utilized in order to find its location verbally. These prefixes and suffixes can be described by the: size of the muscle, location of the muscles, direction of the muscle fibers, amount of origins, shape of a muscle, and location of a muscle origin/insertion.…

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  • Howard Zinn's The Politics Of History

    purpose in life. I had originally planned to enter a field in science, despite my passion for history and the Humanities. In an age where the college degree had lost its traditional value, STEM fields seemed to me like the only practical route to success. However, Zinn inspired me to pursue a career driven by passion. He challenged me to question how the study of the past can impact change in the future. He made me realize that, “We need to dig beneath the abstractions so that our fellow…

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  • Railroad Strike Of 1877: An Important Time Period

    Maribel Vicente History 1302 Railroad Strike of 1877 In the year 1877, the Baltimore & Ohio station in West Virginia, workers suffered a serious wage cut. Determined to fight the wage cut workers went on strike, and actions of the rebellious workers spread through other states. Historians Howard Zinn, Brian P. Luskey, and Nick Salvatore, analyzed why the strike was an important time period. During this time period, it was known as the gilded age were only the strong survive and the weak…

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  • Excerpts In Jon Krakauer's Into The Wild

    One can argue that Jon Krakauer includes several excerpts throughout his novel Into the Wild, because he uses quotes from real authors to demonstrate how the wild differentiates from the daily life humans’ lead. Moreover, the excerpts relate to Christopher Johnson McCandless in some sort of way. Krakauer may be including excerpts at the beginning of every chapter to introduce the topic, as well as show a deep comparison of Chris McCandless’s adventure to the excerpt(s). Krakauer makes specific…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Into The Wild

    Chris McCandless’ story can be seen in many different lights. Chris was a young man who decided to embark on the brave journey of living in the wild and surviving off the land. In doing so, he put almost every aspect of modern society behind him, including his own friends and even family. From his journals, we are able to uncover the details of his “second life”. Many see his actions as an attempt at suicide or even just those of an unprepared boy, but Jon Krakauer believes otherwise. In his…

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  • Rhetorical Appeal In Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

    Into the Wild is a significant example of rhetorical appeals because of how successful Jon Krakauer wrote Chris McCandless’s adventures and relationships to catch the attention of his audience. Krakauer used many rhetorical appeals such as ethos, logos and pathos in order to get this story across to his audience. Krakauer appeals ethically to his audience by using tools to effectively make comparisons of Chris McCandless, as well as being able to show McCandless was not insane. Krakauer saw…

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  • Conclusion Of Into The Wild

    Alaska is considered by most to be the final frontier. It is a land of unforgiving cold in the winter, inspiring beauty in the summer, and life-threatening danger year-round. Chris McCandless, a twenty-two year old college graduate from an affluent family on the east coast, set out on his Alaskan Odyssey and was able to experience all three aspects of the untamed land before his untimely death. Jon Krakauer, an author by day and mountain climber by night, discovered McCandless’s story and…

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