by clicking the "Next" arrow.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Mindful : August 2017
Research gathered from Greater Good Science Ctr. at UC Berkeley, Ctr. for Healthy Minds at U of Wisconsin-Madison, Ctr. for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, and American Mindfulness Research Association. The New Greenwashing? For several years now, “mindful” has been the new “green”—the market- ing buzzword that compa- nies (big, small, artisanal, corporate) want to associate themselves with. Mayon- naise, burgers, building, brewing...where will it end? Clearly, they’re using the word in the larger sense. The American Heritage Dictionary defines “mind- ful” as “attentive, heedful.” Reducing Symptoms of OCD Can mindfulness help reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder? A group of Canadian researchers decided to find out. They recruited 30 adults with OCD who didn’t respond to conventional treatment. Some were placed in an eight-week Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy group; the others were put on a wait list to receive the MBCT program eight weeks later. At the end of mindfulness training, participants reported fewer symptoms of OCD and less anxiety and depression than those on the wait list. They were also more mind- ful and self-compassionate, and less judgmental and reactive. What’s more, the higher a participant’s mind- fulness skills, the less likely he or she was to struggle with harmful obsessive beliefs, and the more self- compassionate the partici- pant felt, the less likely he or she was to be depressed. Although more research is needed, these results are good news for those look- ing for greater relief from OCD symptoms. ● But Heedful Mayonnaise and Attentive Brewing just don’t cut it, do they? It’s that faint association with a peaceful mind that does the trick. Caveat emptor. Have you spotted a unique use of the word “mindful” to sell a product? Let us know! Go to mindful.org/ mindfulwashing ILLUSTRATIONBYGETTYIMAGES/SMARTBOY10 AD 16 mindful August 2017 what’s new