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Mindful : August 2013
August 2013 mindful 3 ILLUSTRATIONBYTANGYAUHOONG,PHOTOGRAPHBYSAMADAMS 65 In Practice 66 Techniques Stressing Out? S.T.O.P. 67 At Work Figure It Out Together What does a good mentor do, anyway? And does a leave of absence mean the eventual loss of a great employee? 68 Ask Ms. Mindful Breaking relationship patterns, navigating a life-changing event, shifting out of the role of unofficial therapist 70 Insight Putting Mindfulness to Work Tara Healey of Har vard Pilgrim Health Care suggests four steps to bring mindful- ness to your job. Everyone will benefit: you, your colleagues, and your organization 4 Your Thoughts 6 Contributors 8 Our Thoughts 11 Now How meditation helps smokejump- ers face the flames • Sur vival of the fittest? What about sur vival of the kindest? • New program for prevent- ing falls • Smokers kick the habit with mindfulness • A new device helps you bring awareness to the breath (and your thoughts) throughout the day • Prisoners learn the connection between thoughts, feelings, impulses, and be- haviors • Research Roundup 20 Bookmark This Writings and recordings that are capturing our at tention now 80 MindSpace Maira Kalman paints a picture of walking meditation On our cover Learn how mindfulness is improving mothers’ birth experiences and helping parents prepare for the biggest job of their lives page 42 Photograph by Michael O’Neal 22 Mindful–Mindless Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not 24 One Taste A Bowlful of Wild Angela Mears appreciates arugula Recipes by Béatrice Peltre 28 Body/Mind Let’s Dance Alexandra Caluen talks to Carsten Knox about the magic that happens when it all comes together on the dance floor 30 Mind/Body The Beautiful and the Good What are our brains doing when we assume that someone who’s beautiful on the outside must be beautiful on the inside? Sharon Begley investigates Departments 70 11