Tagged: Mindful Magazine – Apr’17

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Features

The Flighty Nature of Attention

Meditation teacher Will Kabat-Zinn explores how meditation allows us to stumble upon something we’ve always wanted: a settled, stable mind in the midst of the chaos of life. We live at the mercy of our thoughts and thought patterns, he says, and as we begin to cultivate attention—which requires us to move counter to much of the mainstream direction of our society and economy—we gain a little stability.

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Features

Confessions of an Anxious Meditator

The poster-child picture of the meditator is often someone with a blissed-out beatific smile, looking as if they are about to float into space. In fact, meditation puts us in touch with the anxiety we all carry as living, breathing human beings. And that’s why it can be so helpful.

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Living

6 Books to Get You Unhooked from Negative Habits

From food cravings to telling off grumpy colleagues, some habits are hard to avoid even on our best days. We’ve rounded up these mindfulness reads so you can flourish in every facet of life—even during those tough times.

Magazine

This is Your Anxious Brain on Meditation

Mindfulness asks us to simply notice the storylines we create in our minds without trying to change them. Meditation gives us the space to choose not to react to those things that trigger our anxiety.