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Mindful : April 2019
18 Mindful Eating Creamy Contrast It’s silky, subtle, and oh-so -spreadable. Here’s our take on the best way to savor an avocado. 20 Inner Wisdom How May I Help You? A lesson on cultivating kindness in the most unlikely of situations: the customer service call. 24 Q&A: Taryn Toomey Blood, Sweat, & Fears Creator of The Class, Tayrn Toomey, wants to work out her issues. She wants to work out yours, too. 36 Walk the Talk Coming Full Circle For Dena Simmons, growing up poor in the Bronx meant discovering her unquenchable inner strength. Mindful Living 40 Wake Up to the Wild Wilderness expert and renowned mindfulness teacher Mark Coleman shares how he is learning to hold the intense beauty of nature— and devastation of climate change —in perspective. 50 Make Peace with Your Anxious Brain The latest research in neuroscience is revealing how mindfulness can help rewire—and calm—ancient brain networks tied to stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. 62 Tuning In to the Body Mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn explores the primary relationship between our physical body and our mind. FEATURES Departments 4 Point of View Please Excuse Me Modern life has fomented a contagion of rudeness. Barry Boyce on how you can respond with grace. 32 Brain Science Picking Up the Pieces What causes us to move on from traumatic experi- ences? Psychologists find resilience is not always about bouncing back. 6 The Mindful Survey 10 Top of Mind 15 Mindful–Mindless 71 Bookmark This 80 MindSpace april CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPHSBYTIMFLACH/GETTYIMAGES,JOSHUASIMPSON,ANDKEVINHORGAN/GETTYIMAGES 40 On our cover: Dena Simmons, Assistant Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Photograph by Stephanie Diani. Hair and makeup by Zianni Coats. Wardrobe by Angelina Vivace for Ennis Inc. 62 50 2 mindful April 2019