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Mindful June 2015

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.

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United States
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English
Publisher:
Foundation for a Mindful Society
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your thoughts

you postedI agree with Congressman Tim Ryan’s points in “Does Fast Food Really Cost Less?” (April 2015). However, when you see a woman with her three kids unable to feed them any other way than by the McDonald’s dollar menu or the Big K kids meals, you can see that the problem isn’t just food—it’s education and how much we care for those in need.Gail LehmannFacebookIs this article a joke? (“Have a Drink and Pay Attention,” April 2015). What’s next, mindful cigar smoking? Mindfulness faces the possibility of going the way yoga has gone in the US, becoming trivialized by market forces to the point where it looks faintly absurd. I think there are articles in this magazine that could be published elsewhere. This is one of them.ddMindful.orgI knew I…

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the mindful quiz

What makes you feel fulfilled:74%FIND FULFILLMENT IN APPRECIATING WHAT THEY HAVE, and 64% in a job well done. Meanwhile notoriety makes 4% feel fulfilled—twice as many as tequila (2%).SOME FUN ANSWERS:• Doing the right thing• Seeing that I put a smile on another person’s face• My dream man• Good coffee• Getting what I wantIs there such a thing as “happiness”:99.67%SAY “OF COURSE!” MUST BE TRUE!How often you feel happy:82%CLAIM “MORE OFTEN THAN NOT.” Wow. What’s your secret, Mindful readers?Rating their happiness on a scale from 1 to 10, our readers answered an average:7.5HAPPINESS—NOT BAD!What qualifies as a “good day”:• My wife has a smile on her face.• Being able to doze in the recliner in front of the fireplace at night.• A day when I’ve noticed the beauty of the…

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the prescriptive society

(PHOTOGRAPH BY MARVIN MOORE)Editor-in-Chiefbarry@mindful.orgOur must-read story this issue: For more on fitting into the wrong size of bed, see our story on what it’s like to live in a tiny house on page 50In ancient Greece, or so the story goes, there was an innkeeper named Procrustes. His slogan: No person is too tall or too short for the beds at Procrustes’. He made good on his claim by cutting off the legs of the tall people and putting short people on the rack to stretch them out. Everyone “fit” but there was a lot of pain involved, and so was born the notion of a Procrustean Bed: a norm that we try to fit everyone into.Every era has its brand of conformity. In the Information Age, where measurement is…

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top of mind

what’s newCRAZE ORCRAZYSometimes you just can’t decide if something’s groundbreaking or totally bonkers. Our jury’s out. What’s your verdict?MEDITATION SELFIESThey’ve taken celebrity Instagrams by storm, and they’re as unusual as they sound.MINDFULNESS OPERAThe world’s first “mindfulness opera” kicks off in September in London. Ditch your evening gown for some stretchy pants—there’ll be yoga, meditation, even communal eating at this “opera.”MEDITATION NIGHTCLUBIt’s like clubbing, only you meditate as your thoughts appear as light and color. There’s only been one—will it catch on?A New (Nursing) HomeWhat if having dementia or Alzheimer’s didn’t signify the end of life, but the start of a new one? De Hogeweyk, a small gated village in the Netherlands, is revolutionizing memory-loss care. Complete with amenities such as a town square, grocery store, restaurant, salon, theater, and several…

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research roundup

what’s newLEARNING MATTERSCan mindfulness help kids do better in school? A recent study published in Mindfulness found that exposing school kids to an audio-guided mindful awareness training program for 10 minutes a day significantly increased their performance in reading and science—without disrupting teaching.NOT A PANACEAA growing body of research shows that meditation and mindfulness can do a lot of good. But you need perspective, too—or so suggests a recent one-week National Institutes of Health study that looked at whether mindfulness meditation improves working memory or decreases mind wandering. The study did not find evidence for that, but it did find that meditation eases stress-related memory impairments.Less Stress for NursesMore and more studies are showing that mindfulness can help health-care workers reduce job-related stress and burnout. A new one looked specifically…

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mindful–mindless

culturemindfulGet a quality education to accompany your nausea when you fly with JetBlue: The airline has added full college lectures to its in-flight entertainment.When a snowstorm hit Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 82-year-old Bud Caldwell couldn’t make his daily visit to the bench he’d bought and dedicated to his wife. So two park workers shoveled him a path and promised to do so every day, in the name of love.Knitting isn’t just for grandmas anymore: One Maryland prison offers weekly knitting classes to male inmates to teach them discipline, work ethic, and patience—stitch by stitch by stitch.As of January, Kopplin’s Coffee in St. Paul, Minnesota, gives its baristas a living wage—starting at $4.50 above the state minimum—and tips go to a local food bank.Forget Internet trolls and violent movies—new research finds…

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