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The Politics of Mindfulness

Do mindfulness and politics go together? Mindfulness can help us develop skills and qualities that deepen our connection with and understanding of our values and beliefs and this may in turn inform our political choices.

Building an Inclusive Community: Mindfulness Affinity Groups

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM) values diversity and understands the importance of supporting an inclusive community. In alignment with our core values, we are fortunate to be able to offer a number of affinity groups here in Kansas…

Self-Compassion, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Recently Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, Dr. Sydney Spears, provided an interview for Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris in which she shared her views on the important role of self-compassion in diversity, equity and inclusion work and vice…

Sydney Spears, PhD: My First Experience as a Person of Color in MSC

A mindfulness teacher discusses her search for internal cultural-racial connection in her personal mindfulness and self-compassion journey as well as the importance of acknowledging and honoring the visible and invisible intersections of diverse identities in the groups in which we participate.