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Mindful : December 2015
72 18 68 42 50 34 contents december ILLUSTRATIONBYMINAHWON.PHOTOGRAPHBYBÉATRICEPELTRE. On our cover: Medical doctor Mylène Huynh. Photograph by Blake Farrington. Hair and makeup by Kim Reyes. 70 30 Departments 6 The Mindful Survey From Julia Child to killer toasters, we all have strange moments in our sleep. Dig deep into our readers’ subconscious as they share their nighttime rituals. 8 Our Point of View The Real Aim Is to Make Change Mindfulness goes way beyond self- improvement, as our editor-in-chief sees on a visit to two innovative programs. 10 Top of Mind Meditation lowers youth crime rates; a game-changing mental health study kicks off; why Emma Watson meditates. Keep up with the latest in mindfulness. 14 Mindful-Mindless Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not. 16 Bookmark This Books, recordings, and apps that are capturing our attention. 18 Brain Science A Climate of Denial Why do we persist in doing nothing about global warming? Blame it on psychology, says Sharon Begley. 80 MindSpace Artist Missy Chimovitz pays tribute to her beloved mother-in-law on the Mexican Day of the Dead. 68 Techniques The 6 Rules of Conscious Emailing Never send an embarrassing email again with this practice from Mirabai Bush. 69 At Work How to Be Fearless at Work There’s such a thing as too nice— especially at work. Michael Carroll explains why courageous conflict is the secret to workplace excellence. 70 On Relationships The Touch Deficit The research is conclusive: Physical contact is good for both mind and body. Cheryl Fraser offers insight on bringing more intimacy to your relationships. 72 Insight Take Your Mind for a Walk Steve Hickman on what to do when feelings of doubt, boredom, and frustration cloud your meditation practice. 24 How to Live a Mindful Life Let’s Eat! Elisha and Stefanie Goldstein offer 11 ways to spice up your life with mindful eating. 28 Meet the Meditator Start Again from Anywhere Medical doctor and retired air force colonel Mylène Huynh on awareness, medicine, and the key to true healing. 30 Food Back to Your Roots Béatrice Peltre whips up some autumn comfort food with velvety sweet potatoes. Mindful Living Mindful Practices 4 mindful December 2015