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    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

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    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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    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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    What Is History Partial?

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    stories distracting us from them. Howard Zinn (51) argues that there is no such thing as impartial history, there is always two sides to every story. All history is partial because no matter who tells it, all the details cannot be accounted for. Things are often left out or diverted from and what is told is often only a small portion of what actually happened. It is also partial because information is either emphasized…

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    of the United States chapters 1-8 by Howard Zinn. He writes about historic key points in which some history recollections doesn’t truly paint the truth of what happened, why it happened, and how we look at it now with newer, more open minded hindsight. Some of the most important points that Zinn brings to light in his book is that history is never truly written until after the fact and that fact is, history is written by those who deem it fit. With a vision that can at times distort the truth by…

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    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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    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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    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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    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a biography. A young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless takes a journey to Alaska to get away from the society and people in his life, like his family. Chris goes to Alaska with no money and the bare necessities to survive in the wilderness. Chris dies because he ended up needing the items he did not have, but Chris did and experienced a lot before he died. Chris makes an identity, which is being stubborn, ungrateful, and only depends on himself and that…

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    Success In Into The Wild

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    In this essay, there will be four of the main articles discussed in my English class and how each of these articles show relation to the essential question “What is success?” These passages include, “Into The Wild,” by Jon Krakauer, which shows success by introducing Chris McCandless and how he had shown his success by leaving home and setting out into the wild to live a successful life in his terms.“Nature,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, shows how the author believes success is the natural and calm…

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