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May 2018

How mindfulness can help us become more effective social change leaders

I have always had great difficulty asking for money—which is unfortunate for the founder and director of a nonprofit organization that depends on the donations of others to do its work. I felt great discomfort especially asking people that I knew for contributions to Global...

ABA Web Posting on Benefits of Mindfulness for Lawyers

By Jan Jacobowitz “I am calling for an all-out revolution.” These words reverberated through the federal district courthouse in Miami in the spring of 2012, but there was no one calling for security. In fact, it was eerily quiet in the conference room in which the...

When Science Meets Mindfulness

In 2015, 16.1 million Americans reported experiencing major depression during the previous year, often struggling to function while grappling with crippling darkness and despair. There’s an arsenal of treatments at hand, including talk therapy and antidepressant medications, but what’s depressing in itself is that they don’t...

Mindfulness at Columbia Law School

http://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2017/03/mindfulness-meditation-productivity Every Wednesday, a cross-section of the Columbia Law School community—students, faculty and staff—gathers in Jerome Greene Hall at lunch hour to take deep breaths and sit in silence together. They are part of a growing collective of individuals who are practicing secular mindfulness meditation, and...