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Mindful : August 2018
18 How To How to Listen to Your Body Your body is always sending you mes- sages. You can learn to hear it by taking the time to notice. 20 Mindful Eating Use Your Melon It wouldn’t feel like summer without the lush delight of watermelon. 22 Mindful MD Preventive Health: An Inside– Outside Job Dr. Mark Bertin exam- ines the evidence that meditation may pack a punch against illness and imbalance. 26 Inner Wisdom Don’t Vacate Your Vacation Are anxious thoughts dragging you away from your well-earned holiday? Try relaxing into the sensory world. 30 FAQ Am I Doing This Right? The latest installment in our series of helpful answers to common meditator questions. Mindful Living 38 Charting Her Own Path It’s tough when life’s path doesn’t follow a straight line—but meditation teacher and retreat leader Melissa Sutor says those bends in the road can help you discover your true calling. 44 30 Days to the Same Old Me Self-styled stressball Stephanie Domet challenged herself to med- itate every day for a month. Here’s what happened. 52 No Roof, No Power, No Problem Camping’s not for the faint of hear t. By leaving our comfor t zone at home, we can forge a new and wilder version of well-being. 64 A City Without Limits Jonathan Rose shares his vision of a city where community, business, and nature are no longer at odds—where all, in fact, are thriving together. FEATURES Departments 6 Point of View Defining Mindfulness Barry Boyce on where mindfulness comes from and where it can go from here. 32 Brain Science You Had Me at Hello Why is it that we seem to get along with some people right off the bat? 8 The Mindful Survey 10 Top of Mind 15 Mindful–Mindless 76 Bookmark This 80 MindSpace august CONTENTS ILLUSTRATIONSBYASIAPIETRZYK,GWENDAKACZOR,ANDWHOOLICHEN 18 64 On our cover: Melissa Sutor, meditation teacher. Photograph by Marco Garcia. Makeup, hair, and wardrobe styling by Lela Gentry and Chris Jose. WARDROBE: CURVED HEM V-NECK TOP, GABI CONVERTIBLE PENDANT NECKLACE, AND GOLD-TONE MEDALLION DROP EARRINGS BY CHICO’S (SIMILAR ST YLES AVAILABLE). WIRELESS BRA AND SEAMLESS TANK BY SOMA (NOT SHOWN). 44 4 mindful August 2018