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5 06, 2017

Happiness Discovered: Exploring Epigenetics & Mindful Expression of Happiness Genes

By |June 5th, 2017|Epigenetics|0 Comments

A huge study involving over 190 researchers in 140 research centers in 17 countries has located genetic variants associated with happiness and other traits. The study is one of the largest ever published looking at the genes involved in human behavior. In the journal Nature Genetics, the international team describes how it analyzed genomic data [...]

1 03, 2016

US News & World Report: Why Men Should Meditate to Make Their Relationships Last

By |March 1st, 2016|Epigenetics|0 Comments

One reason is that, yes, you'll probably have more sex. That's right – men should meditate to make their relationships last. In my 20 years of experience as a behavioral expert, the No. 1 reason I see relationships falling apart is because men just don't know how to talk to women. Continue reading on the US News & World Report [...]

1 03, 2016

Peace, Happiness and Well-being 101

By |March 1st, 2016|Epigenetics|0 Comments

Peace is a condition of nonresistance to external circumstances. A condition of not desiring anything you don’t already have. Peace is the mental state of no suffering as taught by the Buddha and Jesus. Happiness is genetic and consequently not subject to changing external conditions. It results from a genetic reward for performing altruistic acts, [...]

25 09, 2015

Part 2 – Mind, Behaviors and Epigenetics: Unlocking the Potential of Epigenetic Behavioral Therapy

By |September 25th, 2015|Epigenetics|0 Comments

In Part 1 – Mind, Behaviors and Epigenetics: Unlocking the Potential of Epigenetic Behavioral Therapy , I introduced the background on epigenetics and how it affects us. In Part 2, below, I delve into further explanation on the concept of epigenetic behavioral therapy. The epigenome and genetic markers Genes can be thought of as the blueprints that [...]

25 09, 2015

Part 1 – Mind, Behaviors and Epigenetics: Unlocking the Potential of Epigenetic Behavioral Therapy

By |September 25th, 2015|Epigenetics|0 Comments

You use your mind in most of your waking moments — but more accurately, your mind uses you. Since the days of our prehistoric ancestors our minds have been controlling our behavior, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s the reason why our species even exists. The problem is that all too often, [...]

30 07, 2015

Behavior Modification Made Simple

By |July 30th, 2015|Epigenetics|0 Comments

There are three root causes of behaviors: genetic, epigenetic and culture. However, all three are interdependent. Here is a quick and easy way to see how they all relate to one another and how to use your awareness of this information to modify your behavior. Genetic: The genetic component is often referred to as heritability. [...]

16 07, 2015

Mind Management for Compassionate Thoughts

By |July 16th, 2015|Epigenetics|0 Comments

By Dr. James Baird, Author of Behavioral Genes-Why We Do What We Do and How to Change Introduction Our mind is a two-edged sword.  It is capable of bringing us a feeling of well-being or one of anxiety. Our thoughts seem to be out of control, coming from all directions. They are so disoriented that our [...]

13 07, 2015

Brain Blogger Guest Blog: Epigenetics and Its Major Influence on Life

By |July 13th, 2015|Epigenetics|0 Comments

In my recently published book, Behavioral Genes-why we do what we do and how to change, I strive to explain the factors that shape our behaviors of which about 20 to 50% is due to the genes we inherited from our ancestors. What makes this perspective unique is that it proves by the science of epigenetics that [...]

6 07, 2015

The Mindful Word Guest Blog: Change Your Behavioural Genes with Mindfulness

By |July 6th, 2015|BOOKS, Epigenetics|0 Comments

My recent research, covered in the new book, Behavioral Genes-why we do what we do and how to change, explains the components of our behaviours, one of which is genetic. Anywhere from 30 to 50 per cent of our behaviours are genetic and usually considered by mainstream psychology to be unchangeable. In other words, genes are [...]

27 05, 2015

New Study Supports Concept of Happiness Genes

By |May 27th, 2015|Epigenetics|0 Comments

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that happiness affects the human genome. The researchers concepts of happiness from a sense of purpose in life, and hedonic well-being, which focuses on the self-gratification. High levels of eudaemonic happiness were correlated with favorable gene expression for the immune system, [...]