No Blueprint, Just Love
When he started MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn didn’t have a detailed plan—just passion and an inkling that lots of good would come of it. Now, 35 years later, he talks with us about the present and future of mindfulness.
Sidebar: How to try less and be more
A Matter of Death and Life
High school seniors at The Harley School in Rochester, New York, have the option of taking a class called “hospice.” Most who sign up for it don’t know what they’re in for, but none of them forget the experience when it’s over. Jennifer Campbell reports.
Sidebar: Teenagers share their experiences at hospice
Finding the Space to Lead
Janice Marturano, former vice president at General Mills, says making space is the key to effective and satisfying leadership. She shows us how to do that—whether we’re leading our careers, our families, or our communities.
Sidebars: Two practices to connect you to your best leadership qualities.
The Tango Lesson
You might think the Argentine tango is simply the most seductive way to get across a dance floor. Tracy Picha discovers it’s also a great way to learn how to dance with life. Read the article.
Veterans find a place on Facebook • Cities learn to slow down • An antibullying program makes a difference • Get some tech support to learn meditation • A new documentary tracks how kindness travels • Enjoy snapping photos with your iPhone a little too much? • Advice on love—just in time for Valentine’s Day • The latest science news
The writings, recordings, and apps that are capturing our attention now.
Spray-on caffeine and a building that fries the sidewalk? Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not.
Off the Couch
Travis Eneix knew he was in for trouble if he didn’t change his habits. Tai chi saved his life.
A Humble Head
Angela Mears treats cabbage with a little respect—we share the delicious result. Recipes by Béatrice Peltre
Scared and Doing It Anyway
What to do when getting a promotion triggers fear; how to tell if that new company you’re interviewing with will be a good fit.
Ask Ms. Mindful
How best to deal with difficult people in public; how to get your parents to talk about making a will; and why you’re not over your ex yet.
What Happens After Now?
The more awareness we develop, says Barry Boyce, the richer our lives get—and the more capable we are of enriching the lives of others.
After a meditation retreat, Maira Kalman finds a new kind of happiness.