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Mindful April 2017

Mindful is the groundbreaking new magazine dedicated to helping you live mindfully. The simple practice of being in the moment brings out the best in who you are.

United States
Foundation for a Mindful Society
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6 Issues


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the good fight

Do you believe that each of us has one true great love? How do you make up after a fight? “Physical contact: One of us breaks and hugs the other, and the tension washes away.” “Eating something.” “Laughing.” “Lotsa good lovin’.” “By breaking the silence.” “There is no making up. Life just goes on.” “We relax on the couch together.” “I used to apologize.” “We say sorry, then remain cold for a while.” “I make a cup of tea.” “We talk it out.” “Hugs and sex please!” “Cooking really tasty dishes.” “Time heals. Give space.” “Sex, obviously.” How does arguing relate to relationships? 63% SAY IT'S A NECESSARY PART of any healthy relationship. On the other hand, 10% say it’s a clear sign of an unhealthy relationship. Still, 39% of people agree it should be avoided when possible, and only 1% say it’s fun. When you’re arguing, where do you…

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alone together

Barry BoyceEditor-in-Chiefbarry@mindful.org Our must-read story this issue: In “A House That Won’t Blow Down,” Will Kabat-Zinn reveals what really happens on a meditation retreat—and why you should take one. On page 68. One of the persistent misrepresentations of mindfulness is that it is predominantly a solitary struggle. One thinks of the sage on the mountain, the hermit sequestered in a cave, you sitting home alone in your room, privately gazing at your navel (which is a pretty strange image if you think about it). It’s true that mindfulness meditation does involve spending time alone with your own thinking mind. In fact, a great benefit of cultivating more mindfulness, many people report, is that it helps them get along better with themselves. Meditation helps you be a better companion for your own throbbing…

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top of mind

The Art of Being Quiet You’re a busy New Yorker, stressed out, always running. Life is just too fast. And you never enjoy all the culture the city has to offer. Who has time? Visitors, that’s who. Maybe you are one of those visitors, trying to find the truly unique New York thing to do. The Museum of Modern Art, ever the trailblazer, has just the thing: Quiet Mornings. The first Wednesday of every month the fourth- and fifth-floor galleries open at 7:30 a.m., offering, MoMA says, “a rare chance to look slowly, clear your mind, silence your phone, and get inspiration for the day and week ahead.” In the morning quiet, you can fully drink in Monet’s “Water Lilies,” Rothko’s bold color combinations, or Agnes Martin’s minimalist landscapes, among other…

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Drawing attention to gender discrimination in the workplace, a Swedish union established a “mansplaining” hotline. Women are encouraged to call for advice on how to be heard by male colleagues and what to do when a man receives credit for their work. A scientist in Australia has discovered that seaweed may hold the key to mitigating harmful greenhouse gases released by livestock. By eating a specific kind of the aquatic plant, the methane emissions from cows’ belches and farts are reduced to almost nothing. The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped a 12-year-old leukemia patient from Sydney fulfill a big dream: to blow stuff up. He was invited to a national police training facility to take part in hostage drills and help detonate explosives. Scotland’s ambitious Zero Waste program seems to be working. After just one…

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when avoidance rules your life

Sharon Begley is senior science writer with STAT, a new national health and medicine publication. She is also author of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain and Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions (2017, Simon & Schuster), from which this issue’s installment of Brain Science is adapted. Bianca feels compelled to keep her three-story house so organized, tidy, and clean that certain chairs must stand in only certain precise places; bathroom towels must be arranged and folded just so; the dishwasher must be loaded according to a strict, undeviating system; and tall glasses must be stored on the right of a kitchen cabinet, medium glasses on the left. Suzanne’s house, by contrast, has been so consumed by her decades of hoarding that city authorities threatened to condemn it. Superficially, the two women…

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more than meets the eye

INFO Onions are a good source of many minerals. Very good source of biotin Good source of manganese, vitamin b6, vitamin C, phosphorus, and potassium Source: whfoods.com Few ingredients undergo such a radical transformation when cooked as onions. Who would think something pungent enough to set your eyeballs on fire can, with the application of a little heat, become so sweet, subtle, and rich? My favorite season to cook with onions is in springtime, when you can get them fresh. Fresh onions are a little milder than their dried counterparts, because the drying process concentrates their flavor. Regardless of which variety you use, onions are a flavor powerhouse. They can form the base for a hearty soup or stew, they can shine as the star of a dish, or they can be used sparingly as a…