Who We Are, What We Do

An overview of Mindful's activities.

Who we are

Mindful is an initiative that celebrates being mindful in all aspects of daily living—through Mindful magazine, mindful.org, social media, MindfulDirect video, conferences, salons, and collaborations. For those who want to be mindful and those who are interested in various forms of mindfulness practice, we offer a broad range of personal stories, news-you-can-use, advice, and insights.

What is being mindful?

Being mindful is an idea—actually a way of being—whose time has come.

Mindfulness is the innate ability we have to be present, composed, and to pause before we overreact to the challenges of our busy lives.

It takes many shapes and goes by many names. Some call it being in the zone or presence or flow or situational awareness. It can develop into a way of living that bring kindness and caring into everything we do.

We all have the capacity to be present, it doesn’t require us to change who we are, and we can also cultivate these qualities with simple practices that are scientifically demonstrated to benefit ourselves and others.

What do we do?

In addition to our digital and print publishing activities, together with our partners, we also work to foster the growth and the development of the mindfulness movement through community-building activities, including conferences, salons, meetings, and more.

Read the Mindful manifesto

Find out how mindfulness is likely to become a transformative social phenomenon. Read the manifesto.

We also give voice to an emerging community of people who are making mindfulness a way of life and who are excited about the positive effects that mindfulness is having on the world today—in business, relationships, health, parenting, science, education and so many other areas of life.

We see the emergence of a quiet revolution—a historic opportunity for social change—and Mindful is here to support the heroic efforts of those who are working hard to bring benefit to others, through mindfulness, awareness, kindness, and compassion.

Mindful is published by the Foundation for a Mindful Society—an independent not for profit corporation supported by generous funders and a board of movement leaders who act as our advisors.

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