Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

Anna Lännström is professor of philosophy at Stonehill College where she teaches Greek and Asian philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion as well as a learning community course which integrates yoga, mindfulness and Indian philosophy.

Her writing focuses on the mindfulness movement.  Why are we all increasingly stressed, distracted and angry? Why do so many of us feel lonely; how can we connect better?  What role can mindfulness and self-examination play in reducing our suffering?  How can techniques like yoga and meditation from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions help us live better lives, and how do we address the ethical challenges involved in borrowing such techniques?

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Does meditation help us deal with stress? 

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Why am I so exhausted?

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Working out helps me beat pandemic fatigue

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Gardening and cooking calm me down

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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How I discovered that there was more to my friend

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Talking on the phone helps

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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I’m Tired of Being Positive

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Transitioning to Online Learning

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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How I’m Staying Calm While Stuck at Home

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Why I Don’t Allow Smartphones in Class

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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How technology disrupts solitude

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Why I Stopped Clicking the “Like” Button

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Why I Decided to Break Up With My Netflix Account

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
Vietnam nurses, photo by Bill Cecil
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How Neuroscience and Ancient Buddhist Teachings Can Help Us Avoid Burnout

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Why Checking Email Is a Lousy Way to Start the Workday

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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How to Use Buddhist Wisdom to Help You Manage Anger

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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How I Keep Email From Ruining My Productivity

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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A Philosophy Expert Explains How Journaling Can Help You Solve Problems in Your Life

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Why You'll Get More Done by Working Less

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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How Ancient Wisdom Can Help Us Move From Anger to Forgiveness

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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It’s Time to Stop Indulging in Anger

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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How to Stop Interrupting Yourself and Get More Done

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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Our Thought Patterns Are Making Our Lives More Stressful

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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When Taking Breaks Makes You Feel More Frazzled

by Anna Lannstrom, Ph.D.
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