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Mindful : February 2018
APPROACH COMMITMENT OBSTRUCTION ATTENTION FAIRNESS DOMINANCE UPSWING AROUSAL CONTROL SAFETY CERTAINTY IDENTITY EFFORT VALENCE Things that spark our minds, touch our hearts, make us smile— or roll our eyes. Keep up with the latest in mindfulness. Top of Mind UK leads with meditation day in Parliament In October, 40 politicians from 14 nations spent the day exploring how mindfulness can influence govern- ment discourse and decision-making. Mindfulness in Politics was held in the British House of Commons and included representatives from Ice- land, Denmark, Israel, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Jon Kabat-Zinn led a meditation session at the event that aimed “to help political leaders stay resilient, clear-minded and creative in the face of constant change,” according to The Mindfulness Initiative. This policy institute established in 2013 helped create the nonpartisan Mind- fulness All-Party Parliamentary Group, and has offered MBCT train- ing to more than 145 British MPs and their staff. Kabat-Zinn’s attendance came on the heels of another notable event, the International Day of Peace, where he led almost 1,000 people in a 30-min- ute meditation on the lawn of the Canadian parliament in Ottawa. How do we feel? Let us count the 27 ways... boredom to sexual desire. (They analyzed how 853 volunteers responded to videos depicting everything from marriage proposals to creepy spiders.) The findings, the researchers hope, will allow investigators to develop a more nuanced understanding of how our emotions actually work. A study from the University of California, Berkeley, challenges a long-held idea that we mostly experi- ence just six basic emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, and surprise. Alan Cowen and Dacher Keltner instead identified 27 different emotions—ranging from admiration and PHOTOGRAPHBYHUGOSOUSA/UNSPLASH 10 mindful February 2018 what’s new