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Mindful : June 2015
June 2015 mindful 7 VOLUME THREE, NUMBER 2, 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, 228 Park Ave S #91043, New York, NY 10003-1502 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 703, Halifax, NS B3J 1V7 CANADA. Printed in U.S .A . © 2015 Foundation for a Mindful Society. All rights reserved. What makes you feel fulfilled: 74% FIND FULFILLMENT IN APPRECIATING WHAT THEY HAVE, and 64% in a job well done. Meanwhile notoriety makes 4% feel fulfilled—twice as many as tequila (2%). SOME FUN ANSWERS: • Doing the right thing • Seeing that I put a smile on another person’s face • My dream man • Good coffee • Getting what I want Is there such a thing as “happiness”: 99.67% SAY “OF COURSE!” MUST BE TRUE! How often you feel happy: 82% CLAIM “MORE OFTEN THAN NOT.” Wow. What’s your secret, Mindful readers? Rating their happiness onascalefrom1to10, our readers answered an average: 7.5 HAPPINESS—NOT BAD! you answered our reader survey on happiness What qualifies as a “good day”: • Mywifehasasmileonher face. • Being able to doze in the recliner in front of the fire- place at night. • A day when I’ve noticed the beauty of the ordinar y. • Having a bowel movement!! • AdaywhenIammoreaware of what I have than what I want. Happiest day of life so far: • The day I realized that I didn’t have to be angry about my father’s murder, that had happened 30 years before, and I could be the person that I was meant to be and that my wife deser ved. • My first date with my hus- band. We were 16. • Volunteering at an animal shelter—adopting a blind puppy with his sister— what a wonder ful day. • Getting a second chance with the love of my life. • The day I was married...and then the day I was divorced. What brought you happiness recently: • Talking with my five-year- old in bed about fairy tales, the tooth fairy, and school friends. • My cat purring and nestling herself beside me. ● WWW.IBME.INFO WWW.IBME.INFO UPCOMING 2015 TEEN MINDFULNESS RETREATS Midwest • April 7-10 N. California • June 14-20 Pacific Northwest • June 20-25 Colorado • June 28-July 4 Virginia • July 5-10 S. California • July 9-15 Toronto • July 13-18 New England • July 21-27 AND MORE!!! Come unplug and tune in! Our retreats teach teens the basics of self-awareness, mindful communication, and techniques to calm and focus the mind - the foundations for success in all areas of life. Each day includes mindfulness meditation, small group discussions, yoga and creative workshops - arts, music, nature and sports. MINDFULNESS EDUCATION INWARD BOUND MINDFULNESS EDUCATION Transformative Retreats for Teens THE MINDFUL QUIZ