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Mindful : August 2015
6 mindful August 2015 BREATHE. BE PRESENT. REPEAT. Explore more at eOmega.org or call 800.944.1001 Located on 250+ acres in New York’s Hudson Valley, Omega ofers more than 300 diverse and innovative workshops that awaken the best in the human spirit. Train to teach mindfulness practices to kids July 26–31 Daniel Rechtschafen Mindful education leader Bring the benefts of mindfulness to the classroom July 31–August 2 Mindfulness & Education Conference With Dan Siegel and other experts Gain skills to prevent depression relapse in clients August 9–14 Zindel Segal and Susan Woods Specialists in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Learn to integrate practices that improve lives September 18–20 Contemplative Practice in Higher Education Daniel P. Barbezat, Mirabai Bush, and Rhonda V. Magee Rhinebeck, NY On a scale from 1 to 10, how important is creativity to you? What’s your #1 creative outlet? 43% OF OUR READERS LIKE TO EXPRESS THEM- SELVES THROUGH WRITING. Runners-up: Music (18%) and Photography (16%). STANDOUT ANSWERS: • Per forming a puppet show for my grandkids • Coding • Soapmaking • Stor ytelling • Forms & spreadsheets— that or making stuff up to see what people will believe • Guerrilla street ar t... largely knitting • Ineffective processes • Compiling research notes. Honest. POPULAR ANSWERS: Gardening • Woodworking Cooking • Sewing What time of day are you most creative? The Mindful Survey 0 10 avg 8.4 What gets your creative juices flowing: 56% OPT FOR THE HEALTHIEST OPTION— a walk in nature, while 22% prefer group conversation, and 17% choose meditation. Less than 1% choose a pack of cigarettes and some Tom Waits (though many readers choose Tom Waits without the cigarettes). STANDOUT ANSWERS: • Housecleaning • Sex • COFFEE • A little of the finest Herb and good old rock ‘n’ roll • A hot shower Clean desk or cluttered desk? 47% CHOOSE A CLEAN DESK. “I can’t do creative work when I know something needs to be tidied.” That’s a lot of organized people. A few of us at Mindful HQ could use your help! 53% 7% 8% 8% 19% 5% MORNING EVENING MIDNIGHTWHENEVER MID- AFTERNOON AROUNDNOON