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In the June issue, award-winning author Alison Canavan discusses her journey from a life of heavy drinking and depression to becoming a mom and motivational speaker. With so much mindfulness literature making the brain sound like a very simple machine, we talk with two leading neuroscientists about better ways to think and talk about the brain and the mind. Plus, how to find the most suitable meditation cushion, bench, or chair for your body.
On the cover: Alison Canavan, author of Minding Mum, It’s Time to Take Care of You, shares how she’s used mindfulness and holistic health to help her face depression and deal with addiction.
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Our brain is like a wild, raging electrical storm that wondrously enables us to make our way. Yet a lot of mindfulness literature makes it sound like a very simple machine. Two leading neuroscientists suggest better ways to think and talk about the brain and the mind.→
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Answers from our reader survey on the mind–body connection.→
Your day-to-day activities offer ample opportunities to call up mindfulness in any moment. These simple practices will breathe space into your daily routines.→