Ellen Langer: Mindfulness Over Matter

Ellen Langer is an artist and Harvard psychology professor who received her doctorate from Yale.

She has authored 11 books and over 200 research articles on the illusion of control, perceived control, successful aging and decision-making.

Each of these is examined through the lens of her theory of mindfulness.

Her research has demonstrated that by actively noticing new things — the essence of mindfulness — health, well being, and competence follow.