Tagged: Mindful Magazine – Apr’14

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Living

What children need, says parenting expert Susan Stiffelman, is the security of knowing that someone capable and loving is nearby to help them navigate life. And the difference that can make—even when it comes to the little things—will amaze you.

illustration of happy people walking around town
Features

Is compassion something we only have so much of? Or can we be trained to love more people more of the time? Jennifer Campbell reports.

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Magazine

Every minute of our lives serves up something new and gives us an opportunity to learn. But when it comes to the usual ways of learning—reading, writing, and listening to others—we often lose the freshness of direct experience and instead just shovel information into our brains. Mirabai Bush suggests how to learn more deeply and with more enjoyment.

Getting Started

Mindfulness meditation practice couldn’t be simpler: take a good seat, pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal.

Magazine

Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in mindfulness. Here’s a roundup of studies from the frontier.