This post was originally written for Mindful.org in 2011.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been catching up on streaming videos from Creating A Mindful Society, the Mindful.org-sponsored event which took place in New York last month. Two segments stood out for me. The first was Richie Davidson’s brilliant keynote on the neuroscience of meditation—a clear and cogent outline of what happens in our brains as we train in presence and kindness. The second was a discussion of why, twenty years after publication of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s seminal book, Full Catastrophe Living, and with so much evidence pointing towards the benefits, mindfulness practice hasn’t yet become a part of most people’s lives.Read more »
Elisha Goldstein on using mindfulness to get un-stuck from negative thoughts and emotions.
I always say if there’s anything we’re assured of in life besides death and taxes, it’s stress and pain.Read more »
As the holiday season approaches, Janice Marturano asks us to consider the treasures in our lives and offers a short practice for reflecting on those treasures.
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton WilderRead more »
Zoë Nudell, featured in Mindful's Sea School story, passed away last week. Our Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor share their thoughts.
On November 1, Zoë Nudell, one of the main people featured in the story in our current issue (December 2013), “<Read more »
Toni Bernhard on why it's so difficult to be present in our lives, and her new book, How to Wake Up.
Everyone has ups and downs in life, sometimes they’re more extreme than others.Read more »