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EPISODE 4: MINDFULNESS

Meditation is more than a stress reducer—it can physically change your brain

  • Michael Tabb
By Michael Tabb

Video journalist

Boston, MassachusettsPublished Last updated on This article is more than 2 years old.

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Susan Morgan and her husband Bill spent four years of their lives in silence, living at the Forest Refuge Center for experienced meditators in Barre, Massachusetts. 

People have been meditating for millennia, but in the past few decades, mindfulness has exploded in popularity among westerners who practice it non-religiously, for wellness.  

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