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Mindful magazine April 2015 issue The New Farmers
They’re young, highly educated, motivated, and mostly come from non-farming families. And what they’re trying to accomplish—producing sustainably grown local food on a larger scale—could well improve the way we eat, the way we feed our communities, and the long-term health of our families and the planet. Donna Nebenzahl reports.

Eat Well, Heal the Earth
Dan Barber has some wacky ideas about how we need to eat to live sustainably, like eating the fuzz from cattails and serving carrots like steaks. Why? Because this award-winning New York chef has taken the time to explore the connection between how we eat and how we care for the earth.

Sidebar: How to make carrot steaks!

Sidebar: These 3 plates represent our food future

Does Fast Food Really Cost Less?
Don’t be fooled by the cheap sticker price on convenience foods. They’re low in nutrition, lack variety, and we pay for it with our health. Congressman Tim Ryan shows us what our governments can do to support our desire to eat healthy. It’s a national priority.

Uncovering Happiness
Bouts of depression range from the mild and infrequent to the severe and chronic. For any level of depression, Elisha Goldstein explains, underlying the darkness is happiness, and our brain is equipped with the means to uncover it.

Sidebar: 5 Major Mind Traps

Sidebar: Take a Self-compassion Inventory


Mindful Living

How to Live a Mindful Life
Clear Out the Clutter

Here are 11 ways to take time for what matters and get your stuff, your home, and your life in order.

Circus Life

Former Cirque du Soleil dancer Eira Glover reveals how meditation keeps her grounded amid the chaos.

A Good Time for Cheese

Cheese isn’t just for cheese plates. Food fanatic and mindful eating advocate Béatrice Peltre loves to use it in spring dishes.

Mindful Practices

Have a Drink and Pay Attention

Get more from your glass of wine with this mindful drinking exercise.

At Work
The Richness of Everyday Life

Want more from life? Michael Carroll’s advice: Appreciate what you’ve already got. You’re wealthier than you realize.

On Relationships
Creating Moments of Meaning

Savor the little rituals you and your partner share—they could be the key to keeping your relationship, and romance, alive.

Trapped in the Box We Call Pain

Without pain, we wouldn’t know we’re alive, but too much pain can consume us. Christiane Wolf reveals how we can free ourselves from the box we call pain.

Your Thoughts
Readers write, tweet, post.

The Mindful Quiz
Answers to our reader survey on food and eating.

Our Point of View
A Mindful Eating Revolution

Editor-in-Chief Barry Boyce peels back the layers of the mindful eating movement, from the personal to the global.

Top of Mind
Things that spark our minds, touch our hearts, make us smile—or roll our eyes.

Some people go above and beyond to be helpful; others, not so much. Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not.

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

Research Roundup
Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in mindfulness. Here are studies from the frontier.

Brain Science
Crazy, Stupid Money

Sharon Begley explains the latest research findings from the budding field of neuroeconomics: that just glimpsing a wad of cash can make us anxious, selfish, paranoid, and even a little crazy.

Artist Anna Ramsay treasures her steamy affair with her favorite teacup.