I decided to write this because, like many people at the moment, I wanted to find a way to help others through this crisis with the Corona virus. And I realized that there is a part of the population that is not always receiving a certain kind of support that would really help them. I’m 70 years old, and I'm one of them.
Let me say from the get Go Go that I am grateful beyond words for the thousands of people who are on the front lines and risking their own health to help.
That being said, there’s something else that needs to be said, again and again, indeed shouted across the world. “We may be old, older, or very old. But we are not to blame! And we are not helpless!”
Michael de Vibe joins us to speak about a six year study of mindfulness. One of the many challenges to doing good research involving human behavior is what the effects of a given intervention are over time. Is what’s being seen a long-term change, or just an indication of efficacy only while a given program is in progress? Longitudinal studies help to address this very question, and today’s guest has been involved with this problem, appropriately, for years.