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Mindful : August 2017
august ILLUSTRATIONSBYGWENDAKACZORANDPAULAMCGLOIN,PHOTOGRAPHBYGETTYIMAGES/LAURIPATTERSON 36 Inner Wisdom A Friendly Foe? Making a habit to be friendly—even toward people we don’t like—can render us happier and healthier. 38 Work-Life Balance Find the Power Change how you think about work, and your experi- ence will follow. 40 The Mindful FAQ Am I Doing This Right? The latest install- ment in our series of helpful answers to common medi- tator questions. 24 Mindful Eating The Luxury of Simplicity Take a moment to appreciate the magic of pasta. 26 Body Move. Breathe. Sit. Start your day right with a gentle practice to wake up body and mind. 28 The Mindful MD Mind Over Meal Restrictive diets are not the way to good nutrition. A healthy dose of attention is what’s called for instead. 30 Walk the Talk Linking Love and Justice Omid Safi talks love, meditation, and being human. 32 How to Live a Mindful Life Confident by Nature 5 ways to boost your confidence. Living Practices 44 The 8-Week Journey to Now Alan Green enters the world of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to give us a firsthand account of the world’s most well- known meditation program. 54 A Vivid Display Summer is the per fect time to find inspiration in the world around you. This year turn that inspiration into a practice of mindfulness through the art of flower arranging. 60 Good Cop, Mindful Cop With police violence—and public scrutiny—on the rise, cities turn to mindfulness to help officers deal with the stress of the job. 72 Love Everyone Sharon Salzberg on how we can extend our hear ts to every single person—not just the people we know or like, and not just when we’re feeling good. FEATURES Departments 10 Point of View A Moment of Awe Barry Boyce on how the glory of trees can con- nect us to what matters. 20 Brain Science Smart Phone, Lazy Brain We still call them “phones,” but they are seldom used for talking. They have become like a substitute for memory— and other brain functions. Is that good for us in the long run? 6 The Mindful Survey 12 Top of Mind 18 Mindful-Mindless 80 Bookmark This 84 MindSpace On our cover: Police Chief Jennifer Tejada of Emeryville, CA. Photograph by McNair Evans. Hair/makeup by Racine Christensen. Wardrobe by Joanna Andreoni. 24 84 40 CONTENTS 4 mindful August 2017