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Mindful : December 2014
December 2014 mindful 7 VOLUME TWO, NUMBER 5, Mindful (ISSN 2169-5733, USPS 010-500) is published bimonthly for $29.95 per year USA, $39.95 Canada & $49.95 (US) international, by The Foundation for a Mindful Society, 1776 I St, NW, #90046, Washington, DC 20006 USA. Periodicals postage paid at Washington, DC, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Mindful, PO Box 469018, Escondido, CA 92046. Canada Post Publication Mail Agreement #42704514. CANADIAN POSTMASTER: Send undeliverable copies to Mindful, 1660 Hollis St, Suite 701, Halifax, NS B3J 1V7 CANADA. Printed in U.S .A . © 2014 Foundation for a Mindful Society. All rights reserved. What December holiday do you celebrate? 90% CHRISTMAS, 7% Hanukkah, and 3% the winter solstice. A few readers do not obser ve any holiday, but confide they enjoy seasonal decor and short- bread—except for one reader who fetes his dog’s birthday! What’s your favorite holiday drink? 45% HOT CHOCOLATE but 19% will try any thing, as long as it’s spiked. How stressful do you find the holidays? 55% A LITTLE STRESSFUL 30% breeze through relaxed, without a care in the world. 12% find it stressful enough to chew fingernails (and toenails!). When do you start your holiday planning? 63% THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, 20% star t the day after Halloween, 9% the day after Labor Day, and 8% repor t that they star ted their planning three lifetimes ago (and are still not ready!). THE MINDFUL QUIZ you answered our reader survey on holiday habits Your favorite type of get-together can best be described as: 48% AN INTIMATE DINNER PARTY, 12% prefer a casual open house, while 4% like to indulge in noisy bacchanals. Sensibly, 28% of readers like any type of par ty—as long as they don’t have to host it. When do you take your holiday decorations down? 61% NEW YEAR’S DAY Confirming the smar tass status of our readers: 20% responded “What decora- tions?” while a sizable portion commented, “You’re meant to take them down?” Your idea of the perfect holiday season consists of: 90% A LEISURELY TIME SPENT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS but 7% would chuck it all in for a 10-day all-inclusive on the Mexican Riviera. Don’t forget the tanning lotion. Happy Holidays to our readers and thanks for answering our quiz. We love to learn more about you, so watch out for our nex t quiz—it’s coming your way soon. UCSD Center for MinDfUlneSS UpCoMing training anD retreatS MBCP: Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting January 18-24, 2015 / Petaluma, CA MBCT: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy February 15-20, 2015 / Petaluma, CA MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction March 23-29, 2015 / Tampa, FL MSC: Mindful Self-Compassion May 4-9, 2015 / Petaluma, CA (858) 334-4636