the MINDFUL SOCIETY

From health care to education, music to law, police work to the environment, we have the latest developments on how people are working to move our society in the direction of greater mindfulness, awareness, and caring for each other.

Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in school-based mindfulness programs. Here's a round-up of four new studies at the frontier.

A new study suggests that training teachers in mindfulness not only reduces burnout but also improves their performance in the classroom.

"Why are people mean to each other, especially kids?" asks Susan Kaiser Greenland. She looks at cultivating kindness without an agenda. 

Mindfulness is making its way into our schools. But is it an add-on or integral to education?

Patricia Jennings explains how a new program is bringing the benefits of mindfulness to the classroom.