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Mindful : August 2014
On our cover Neuroscientist Richie Davidson, the world’s most-cited scientist on the topic of mindfulness. Learn more about him and his work on page 50 Photograph by Cameron Wittig, styling by Lisa Barry. Departments 65 In Practice 66 Techniques The Art of Conversation Five steps to enjoying more empathetic and ar tful conversation. 67 At Work Confront Mob Rule; Contribute to Community Michael Carroll and Janice Mar turano answer your workplace questions. 68 Ms. Mindful on Relationships How the Thrill Can Last a Lifetime It’s up to us to awaken passion when it’s waning, and mindfulness can provide the tools. 70 Insight Finding Peace Through Self-Acceptance Tara Brach provides an easy-to-remember, four-step tool to stop being so hard on ourselves: The RAIN of Self-Compassion. 4 Your Thoughts Readers write, tweet, post. 6 Our Thoughts Our editor-in-chief is in a New York state of mind, and talking about paying it for ward. 9 Now News from education, technology, the ar ts, neuroscience, and psychology, including a roundup of current research. 18 Bookmark This Writings, recordings, and apps that are capturing our at tention. 20 Mindful-Mindless Some reduce the number of vehicles on the road through car sharing while others obsess about doggie do-do. Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not. 22 In My Body Taking it in Stride Runner Lorraine Young talks about how running keeps her focused and in the moment, and how it permeates all areas of her life—mentally and emotionally. 24 Mind Science When Memory is Under Attack A new study reveals that mindfulness improves working memory in Marines before they deploy. Sharon Begley asks, if it can help them during times of terrible stress, what can it do for the rest of us? 28 Mindful Eating Sweet Delicate Taste of Summer Mindful foodie and chef Béatrice Peltre thinks apricots are the quintessence of summer. Here she features the nutritiously delicious fruit in a savor y salad and a luscious desser t. 80 MindSpace Artist Maira Kalman explores a few of the anxieties that kids today are exposed to. 28 70 August 2014 mindful 3