Up The Garden Path
If the closest you get to nature is an image on your screen saver, science recommends getting a better dose of green. Here are three ways
By Carsten Knox

Sidebar: Bob Howard digs in the dirt and finds connection

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Mindfulness
Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio believes it’s time for Americans to find quiet—for their own well-being and for the good of the country
By Christina Bellantoni

Sidebar: An excerpt from Congressman Tim Ryan’s A Mindful Nation

What’s Sex Got to Do With It?
All that friction is nice, but what we and our partners really crave is connection, attention, a little wild abandon—and better use of our tongues
By Jeremy Adam Smith

Sidebar: Three ways to improve your sex life (hint: it starts with you)

Goof Off Now…Really
Even leisure and relaxation can get tied up in seriousness, busyness, betterment. For Sallie Tisdale, the trick is to stop trying so hard

Your Thoughts


Our Thoughts

How mind training makes better lawyers • Brainstorming gets a makeover • Young artists transform garbage into beautiful music • Make friends with money by tapping into your deeper values • How to build a regret-free life • Research Roundup • Three apps that really give back • Mindfulness at the World Economic Forum

Bookmark This
The writings, recordings, and apps that are capturing our attention now

Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not

One Taste
Better Berries: Angela Mears savors the strawberry, with recipes by Béatrice Peltre

Cycling Through Life: Repeating a road trip you did 18 years ago is humbling, of course, but it proves the second time can be even better

To Love You Is to Know You: Too much self-esteem is a drag, writes Sharon Begley, but the right dose of self regard helps us learn from our mistakes

In Practice
Techniques: Walk this way

At Work
Stop, Listen, and Speak Up: How to cope with a coworker who pilfers ideas and a promotion that feels more like a punishment

Ask Miss Mindful
A brother returns, a friend checks out, and a father-in-law learns to lay low

Finding Your Way: Meditation can take you far beyond stress reduction. Here are some of the qualities you’ll discover as you travel that road
By Ed Halliwell

Maira Kalman continues her visual exploration of meditation practices


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