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Mindful : October 2015
MEDITATE AROUND TOWN A LUXURIOUS NEW TREND If you want to meditate on your vacation, no longer do you have to book a week at a special spa retreat— hotels like the W Union Square in New York and the Connaught in London have star ted offering meditation ses- sions in addition to typical hotel services like massages and pedicures. WAY UP HIGH Every Wednes- day morning from June through Sep- tember, the Integral Yoga Institute and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center are offering guided medita- tion sessions on the serene and beautiful High Line, an old train track-turned- park above the streets of Manhattan. SILENCE IN THE CITY Anger is not essential for address- ing injustice. It might be a common and natural reaction, but it’s not essential.” — Cade McCall, on the study “Compassion Meditators Show Less Anger, Less Punishment, and More Compensation of Victims in Response to Fairness Violations,” in the journal Frontiers in Behav- ioral Neuroscience. Sher Polvinale runs a retirement home for dogs whose owners can’t care for them, so they have love and care until the end. Tammy and Carey Rogers had to cancel their 21st anniversary din- ner because their son was in the ICU, so hospital staff made them a romantic meal on-site. When high school gym teacher Nadirah Muham- mad learned of her 18-year-old student’s struggle with kidney dis- ease, she donated one of her own kidneys. WOMEN, SEX, AND MINDFULNESS For women who want to increase their sexual desire and arousal: try mindfulness. When meditation was added to 90-minute group therapy sessions for women who sought treatment, significant increase in sexual desire, arousal, and overall satisfaction was repor ted. Get away from the buzz of the big city with City Silence, an organization founded in 2015 that’s working to build an international network of meditators and give people around the world an opportunity to join their local com- munity in public, silent meditation sessions. Find a City Silence event in your city by going on their website—citysilence.org. If there isn’t yet one in your town, you can sign up to become a host. RESEARCH SAYS DAILY PRACTICE MATTERS Does daily mindfulness practice lead to feel- ings of well-being, or are people who already have a sense of well-being more likely to practice mindfulness? Research- ers at University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands, conducted an intensive longitudinal study based on that ques- tion. During a Mind- fulness-Based Stress Reduction program, they measured daily feelings, both negative and posi- tive, among 83 subjects chosen from the general population. They found that daily mindfulness practice led to feelings of well-being, enhancing positive emotions, and lowering negative ones— rather than the other way around. Researchers also found considerable individual differences in responses among the test subjects. Although more research is called for to tease out the reasons why different people might respond in different ways, the findings pointed in an optimistic direction: Practicing mindful- ness on a daily basis can improve daily psychologi- cal well-being. October 2015 mindful 11 3Extra ordinary Acts of Kindness PHOTOGRAPHS:©HABRDA,JAVIERBROSCH,MISSBOBBIT/DOLLARPHOTOCLUB;HIGHLINEPHOTO:©GIGI_NYC/FLICKR.COM;©ISTOCK.COM/DEANMITCHELL