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Mindful : December 2016
SOCIAL ACTION “Obviously coffee stimulates a lot of senses—you can feel the heat, taste it, smell the aroma. For many people just the sight of a cup of coffee, the experience, signifies taking a break and relaxation—a pause.” –Karen Atkinson A MINDFUL COFFEE BREAK EXTRA ORDINARY ACTS OF COMPASSION Musician Robb Nash has dedi- cated his craft to teen suicide prevention. He travels to schools across Canada to present to teens, who often give him their unused sui- cide notes as a way of letting go of the suicidal thoughts that have plagued them. He had 120 signatures from these letters tat- tooed on his arm as a sign of hope and solidarity. A group of design grads from the Royal College of Art in London cre- ated a jacket that transforms into a tent for refugees braving the ele- ments while trying to immigrate to Europe. Art, Love, and Aging When Canadian-Italian artist Tony Luciani became the full- time caregiver for his 91-year-old mother, his mother in turn became Luciani’s muse. Luciani began to incorporate her into his photog- raphy, and the results are simply stunning. And, he says, it has given her a renewed sense of purpose and youthfulness. Police Reduce On-the-job Stress Living together can be tough. Here are some people and orga- nizations doing things to make their communities a little better. LITTLE & FREE Seeing free little libraries around Fayetteville, AR, inspired Jessica McLard to create Little Free Pantries in high-pover ty areas. They stock after-school snacks, tissues, toys—whatever people might need. SPRAY AWAY HATE Whenever Irmela Mensah-Schramm sees a hateful message in Berlin she removes it or sprays over it, often in a heart shape. At the age of 70, she’s now been doing this for 30 years. POCKET GARDENS NeighborSpace in Chicago trans- forms donated land into gar- dens tended by neighborhood volunteers, and shoulders most of the costs of upkeep. How does a beleag uered police force deal with the unrelenting stresses of their jobs? Greater Man- chester, England, is experimenting with meditation as an approach. Its program, which some 250 police officers signed up for, comes in the wake of a spike in gang- related shootings over the last two years that have severely strained police resources. From 2014-15, the Greater Manchester police lost 30,766 working days due to sick- ness, with an average of 460 staff off at any one time. “Mental health is as important to a police officer as physical health,” says GMP chief superintendent Zoe Sheard. “There’s nothing mystical in this. It’s just practical.” 12 mindful December 2016 what’s new PHOTOGRAPHBYGREATERMANCHESTERPOLICE,FREEIMAGES,TONYLUCIANI