Mindful Magazine | Features

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When it comes to designing the perfect home, architect Sarah Susanka focuses less on size, and more on creating beauty and meaning with every square foot. She reveals how little spaces can do big things.

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Can a profoundly deaf musician teach us to listen better? Katherine Ellison talks to percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who wants us to wake up to the soundscape that is always around us.

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Mice in your kitchen, ants at the picnic, screaming children, losing your temper, grouchy boss—life is full of imperfections. And yet it’s uncanny how hard we try to keep everything tidy and together. In fact, when we start to loosen up our habits of perfectionism we discover strength and resilience within.

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Restless, impulsive, distracted, forgetful: we all experience those things. But for 16 million Americans, this cocktail of brain struggles can do real harm. What is ADHD? Do you have it? What can be done?

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At any given daylight moment, as many as 660,000 American drivers are using electronic devices. Twenty-three percent of all auto collisions involve mobile phones. Distracted drivers not only make for frightening statistics, author Jeff Greenwald asserts that they have become the mindful driving challenge du jour: How to cope with drivers so mindless that they are willing to put their lives—and others—at risk.

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Coloring for relaxation is all the rage now. Handwriting can provide the same reward, and stimulate the brain in ways that typing simply does not. It can also be a meditative practice.

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The busier you are, the more you have to step away from busy-ness, from speed, to see what’s truly important in life. It’s the open spaces—the moments when you lose yourself—that help you to find contentment, joy, and peace of mind.

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Fear, while critically necessary for life itself, can be horrifying and crippling. It can also eat away at us day in and day out. And yet, welcoming our fear turns out to be the best way to conquer it. Over and over again.