Current Issue: October

Contents list for the magazine's print edition—plus web extras ().

 Building Mindful Brands
Innovation has become the watchword for success in today’s economy and two young, dynamic Americans are helping to reimagine commerce. Mindful interviews Danae Ringelmann of Indiegogo and Matthew Stinchcomb of Etsy to find out who they are and why they believe mindfulness is a key element in their business models.

Sidebar: 6 Things Every Woman in Business Needs to Know to Succeed—by Danae Ringelmann

Video: Matthew Stinchcomb of Etsy talks about why mindfulness is a key element to business. 

Fitting Meditation into Your Life
We lead really busy lives and it can be difficult to find time to fit in our practice. Here are suggestions about how to find a good instructor, choose a meditation program, share in community practice, and find ways to incorporate meditation into your day-to-day life.

Sidebar: The Meditation Diet

The Doctor is Not Well
Disillusioned and disengaged, doctors today are more likely to commit errors and leave the profession. They suffer high rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide. Their patients suffer a poorer quality of health care too. Mona Gable explores why doctors are so unhappy and what some of them are trying to do about it.

Open Up
The busier you are, the more you have to step away from busy-ness, to see what’s truly important in life. It’s the open spaces—the moments when you lose yourself says Pico Iyer—that help you to find contentment, joy, and peace of mind.

Your Thoughts
Readers write, tweet, post.

Our Thoughts
Our editor-in-chief has lunch with food activist Michael Pollan and discusses real food and mindful eating.

News from education, technology, the arts, neuroscience, and psychology, including a roundup of current research. Read the web extras: "14 Ways to Parent Lite," "The Mindful Stead," and "Teaching Kids Resilience Through Emotional Intelligence."

Bookmark This
Writings, recordings, and apps that are capturing our attention.

Some people think big and make a difference while others can’t even take the right measurements. Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not.

In My Body
Falling to Earth

Skydiver Nikita Prokhorov reveals what it’s like to stand on the strut of a small plane 12,000 feet above the earth—then jump!

Mind Science
Power Boost Your Aging Brain

Brain functions peak at age 30 and go down hill from there. Thankfully scientists are pursuing preventative research and Sharon Begley says what they’re finding out about meditation and cognitive abilities is very promising. Read the article.

Mindful Eating
Enjoy Versatile, Healthy Eggplant

Resident foodie and mindful eating advocate, Béatrice Peltre thinks the regal eggplant is the perfect foundation for Mediterranean cuisine.
Get the stuffed eggplant reciple.

In Practice

Looking in the Mirror with Kindness

Five steps to a better relationship with yourself. Read the article

At Work
Engage Uncertainty;
Concentrate on Quality

Michael Carroll and Jae Ellard mindfully answer your workplace questions.

Ms. Mindful on Relationships
Don’t Squabble Over Small Stuff
Sparks should come from connecting bodies, not clashing egos, so make love not war.

The Scary, Winding Road Through Change
Jeremy Hunter provides a compass to navigate the difficult path from a zombie zone to a new groove.

Artist Maira Kalman laments the fact that her ice cream craving could be interrupted by her prefrontal cortex.