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Mindful : August 2016
contents august ILLUSTRATIONBYMINAHWON.PHOTOGRAPHBYBÉATRICEPELTRE. On our cover: Caverly Morgan, founder and executive director of Peace in Schools. Photograph by Jennifer Alyse. Hair and makeup by Madeline Roosevelt. Wardrobe by Robin Allen. 32 72 Departments 7 The Mindful Survey Ever waded through a field of sea iguanas or used a garbage truck as a taxi? Our readers call this a vacation. 10 Point of View The Mindful Way through Loss Barry Boyce shares some wisdom on how mindfulness can guide us through loss and grief. 12 Top of Mind MARC turns 10, a profane-yet-insightful viral video becomes a book, prairie voles may change how we see human social development...and more. Keep up with the latest in mindfulness. 16 Mindful-Mindless Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not. 18 Bookmark This Books, recordings, and apps that are capturing our attention. 20 Brain Science Stingy Brain, Generous Brain Does practicing mindfulness make us more generous? The answer, Sharon Begley finds, is not so straightforward. 80 MindSpace Sam Denby on the profound simplicity of a paddle stroke. 68 Techniques 5 Reasons You Have a Hard Time Being Mindful Think your brain isn’t built for mindfulness? Think again. Carla Naumburg names five common reasons you might be struggling. 69 At Work The Key to Productivity? Do Nothing! Rich Fernandez on why your brain needs time to get nothing done. 70 On Relationships Are You Pushing People Away? Zoe Gerlach reveals how to invite genuine connection with others. 72 Insight Take a Hike! We could all use a walk in nature to get our bodies moving. Make it a mindful hike with simple practices from Catherine Morey-Nase. 26 How to Live a Mindful Life Unleash Your Inner Happiness Elisha and Stefanie Goldstein offer 11 ways to tap into the beautiful world around you. 30 Meet the Meditator A Lesson in Unconditional Love Caverly Morgan describes how she brought mindfulness to teens in Por tland, Oregon, and how working with young people has transformed her. 32 Food Blissfully Bitter Béatrice Peltre cooks up bright, beautiful creations with radicchio. Mindful Living Mindful Practices 72 26 38 69 68 46 4 mindful August 2016