Mindful is the groundbreaking new magazine dedicated to helping you live mindfully. The simple practice of being in the moment brings out the best in who you are.
Joy and Pain
Embodying the PRACTICE • Mindful readers share about how they relate to their bodies and offer some sage advice.
TOP OF mind • Keep up with the latest in the world of mindfulness.
ACTS OF kindness
Research News • Research gathered from Georgetown Medical Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of St. Andrews
MINDFUL OR MINDLESS? • Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not
BEGINNER’S MIND Q&A
RAISING KIDS WHO THRIVE • From small children learning to build self-esteem to university students developing lifelong stress management skills, young people of all ages need attention and care to nurture their mental health. Here are three innovative ways young people are supported today—and by extension, encouraged to thrive.
Coming Into Alignment
WHERE’S THE FIRE? • Unchecked stress may lead to overwhelm, unhelpful coping, and burnout. When you learn to recognize the warning signs, you can take wise action to manage your stress—with a little kind attention, and a lot of self-compassion.
Caught IN THE WEB
FOR THE JOY OF IT • You don’t need to laugh large to feel joy from your head to your toes—though it doesn’t hurt. Start with a smile—and notice where it takes you.
Juice Up the Joy
EFFORTLESS FLOW • The opposite of feeling checked out or distracted—the unfortunate reality for many—is the experience of flow state, bringing your skills and focus together to meet whatever challenge you face. Here’s how you can train your mind to cultivate the ease and joy of being “in the zone.”
3 Ways to Get in the Zone
THE HEART of a Leader • The latest research shows that employees are happier in their jobs when they’re led by a woman, but experts say that being an effective leader has more to do with trust than with gender.
Creating BRAVE Space at Work
the space in between • Paying close attention isn’t always a matter of life or death—but when we can bring exactly what we’re experiencing into focus, we might surprise ourselves with what’s revealed.
Let Wisdom Arise • When we train our awareness of what’s arising, both internally and externally, we increase our capacity to act with wisdom, no matter what life throws at us.
MAKE YOUR MOVE • Six mindful movement experts invite us to come home to the body, get curious about what we find there, and let it nourish us from the inside out.
A Soothing Yoga Flow to Help You Choose Yourself • Savor this gentle practice as part of your time to simply be present with yourself. Or, invite a loved one to join you and unwind together, if you so choose.
A New Kind of Social Movement • With a little creativity, even the most ordinary occasion with friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors can be more lively and playful.
FEED YOUR FLAME
Connect With Your Brave Heart • In this seated yoga practice, we cultivate the tools to nurture, strengthen, and give courage to our fearless hearts.
LET NATURE MOVE YOU
Rest in the Movement of Nature • Tuning in to the natural movement of nature can be very soothing and calming, even in the midst of ongoing challenges. You can do this meditation outdoors, or anywhere.
Practice the Power of the Long Exhale
OPEN UP TO EASE
5 Stretches to Ease Your Body into Sleep • In this quick bedtime routine, you’ll stretch and relax areas of your body (and mind!) that may have tightened up during the day.
the Power of AWE • Experiencing everyday wonder can help us see that we’re part...