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Mindful : December 2016
december PHOTOGRAPHBYBÉATRICEPELTRE.ILLUSTRATIONSBYBRETTKINGANDGWENDAKACZOR. 42 38 On Relationships Too Close for Comfort We all know how to hold a grudge, but few of us know why we hang on to past hurts—or how to let them go. 40 Work-Life Balance Inner Compass Instead of asking what you should do, consider who you want to be. 42 The Mindful FAQ Am I Doing This Right? The latest install- ment in our series of helpful answers to common medi- tator questions. 26 Food A Hint of Sweetness Béatrice Peltre plays around with the unique flavors of parsnips. 32 Walk the Talk A Mind in Motion Dana Tai Soon Burgess brings his background in mar tial ar ts and mindfulness to the art of dance. 34 How to Live a Mindful Life Could You Connect More? Relating with oth- ers provides our lives with richness, makes us feel safe, and takes us outside ourselves. Learn to create new and stronger bonds. Living Practices 48 The Gift of Giving Do the holidays have to be all about stress? Reconnect with the spirit of the season: love and generosity. The rest will fall into place. Sara Kate Gillingham gives her insights and advice. 56 Passion Rules Our most magnetic emotion can pull us onto the right path and show us what we really need. But first we have to lay the ground for passion to grow. Mirabai Bush shows us how. 62 A Deep Dive into Mindfulness Radically defying the stereotype that they’re incapable of sitting still, teens come year after year to rest in silent retreat with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. There they find quiet in the midst of pressure-filled lives, and take time to discover who they really are. Victoria Dawson reports. 74 Is It Time to Change Course? When things are at their worst, we have the chance to be at our best. When an epic freakout emerges and we’re star ting to beat ourselves up, Linda Graham says, what we need is a quick mental shift. That’s the essence of resilience. FEATURES Departments 8 Point of View We All Have Something to Give Giving doesn’t have to mean buy- ing a gift. There are many ways to tap into the hear t of generosity. Barry Boyce names a few. 20 Brain Science The Now Addiction Proponents of meditation celebrate living in the now, but being able to forestall gratifi- cation to a future time can also be a key element of mindfulness. 4 The Mindful Survey 10 Top of Mind 16 Mindful-Mindless 18 Bookmark This 84 MindSpace On our cover: Jessica Morey, Executive Director of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Photograph by Michael Piazza. 74 26 2 mindful December 2016 contents