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Mindfulness of Time Travel

A practice of mindfulness can expand our sense of time, allowing us to experience the moments of our lives more fully and authentically
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Cast Away: Mindfulness at the Crossroads

Shane Ledford explores what the movie Cast Away has to teach us about mindfulness, time, and living deliberately
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Mindfulness and Radical Imagination

Mindfulness and creativity form a generative feedback loop, providing beneficent fuel for radical imagination toward collective liberation.
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A Veteran’s Path to Connection, Meaning and Compassion through Mindfulness

Veteran and contemplative teacher Angela Caruso-Yahne shares their path towards connection, meaning and compassion through mindfulness
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So You Should View This Fleeting World

How mindfulness and compassion helped me face a terrible tragedy, see the goodness in humanity, and appreciate the impermanence of this fleeting world

Exploring the Complementary Relationship Between MBSR and MSC

The research supported 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programs teach complementary attitudes and skills for a more expansive sense of well-being
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Resourcing Parents for Back to School Season with Fierce and Tender Self-Compassion

Alissa Keaton offers some ways that fierce and tender self-compassion can help resource parents for back to school season
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Living Deliberately: Excerpts in Mindfulness from Walden

Shane Ledford explores how Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods teaches us about mindfulness, interconnection and living deliberately
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Mindfulness as Support for Growth After Trauma

Deah Robinson explores how mindfulness can help us open to life's unavoidable challenges such as grief, trauma and loss, becoming an ally for post-traumatic growth
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Mindfulness and Emotional Balance

Pam Hausner explores how mindfulness can give us the emotional balance we need to be resilient amidst the stress and challenges of life.

The Perfection of Gratitude and Joy

Tatiana Padron explores how gratitude and joy, cultivated through mindfulness, can help us let go of perfectionism so that we can live more authentically
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Ferris Bueller’s Lessons on Mindfulness

Shane Ledford explores what the 37-year-old coming-of-age teen comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, has to teach about being in the moment
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Mindfulness Practices Can Shift Our Perspective from Perfectionism to Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion

Jeanie Bunker explores how mindfulness and self-compassion can help transform culturally sanctioned perfectionism into a more balanced way of living

Mindful lessons from Star Wars: A New Hope

Shane Ledford shares mindful lessons that can be found in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope
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A Hidden Curriculum: Conditioning in the Contemplative Classroom

On cultivating curiosity about conditioning and how it impacts our ways of being with ourselves, others, the world, and in our teaching of contemplative practices.
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Continuous Becoming: Offering Mindfulness in a Transition Center

Erik Hulse shares his experience volunteering at Transition Center Kansas City (TCKC), an organization that helps the formerly incarcerated make a successful reintegration into the community
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Another Near Enemy of Compassion: Firefighting

Firefighting makes a big splash, but doesn't get to the root of the problem - and the long-term costs are high. Mindfulness and compassion can show us a better way.
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The Transformational Power of Mindfulness Teacher Training

Angie Bahner shares how her mindfulness teacher training can help her develop a curriculum for learning about mindfulness and engaging in practices within the classroom