James Gimian

Thursday, August 23 2012

The 1440 Challenge by our friends at the 1440 Foundation is an exciting, forward-looking initiative, one that all the folks in the mindful community would do well to take notice of as a great thing in itself and an important model for action for everyone.

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Tuesday, July 3 2012

It’s not too late to learn how to listen to your body talk—and you can do it with two wonderful teachers at Windhorse Farm in Nova Scotia this coming weekend, July 13-15.

So often in the practice of mindfulness we tend to think it’s about doing a specific practice, while all the time our body knows it’s a lot about just being.

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Friday, April 20 2012

We’re always pleased to see collaboration among our mindful friends, and here’s one in the Boston area we thought you might like to know about. Our old friends Tami Ireland and Tara Healy, who head up the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s mindfulness initiative in Wellesley, have some interesting programs in the works with our new friend Ed Hauben, who runs the Newton Community Education’s (NCE) mindfulness program.

Ed is just about to launch his 6th four-week mindfulness series, this one titled Mindfulness: The Adventure of Living Well. The first time he ran this series was the most successful program NCE had ever experienced, and it continues to very popular. The program takes place on May 2, 9, 17 and 23 and is held at Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Rd, Newton Center, MA, at 7 p.m. 

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Monday, April 2 2012

On Friday I attended the 10th Annual Center for Mindfulness Scientific Conference, with more than 400 MBSR and mindfulness teachers learning about the latest research confirming the beneficial impact of mindfulness practice. It continues to amaze me to see how the benefits of mindfulness continue to reach deep into every sector of our society.

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Tuesday, October 25 2011

Here in the Mindful office, a couple of us have fantasized out loud, wondering when mindfulness might be seen as commonplace, so normal, so American—and with their emphasis on self-reliance and compassion, mindful ideals really are American ideals—that “Mindful Angels” begin to appear. Well, on Hallowe’en, at least.

After all, you know you’ve made it, and are no mere flash in the pan, when kids start dressing up like you. Sure, the adults will go out as whoever’s “hot” at the moment; we can expect, some say, to see lots of glasses and black turtlenecks worn in homage to Steve Jobs this Hallowe'en. But kids often go for classics. There are and ghosts, zombies, and vampires, of course, but you’ll also see virtues and values embodied. Little angels, faeries, soldiers, and firefighters are unlikely to stop coming to our doors any time soon. Or, wizards; the loyal and sensitive Harry Potter is a great example of the kind of positive character kids love to emulate.

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