Reviewed by: Christine Oka, Library Instruction Specialist, Northeastern University Libraries
Mindful is more than a magazine -- it is part of a movement to celebrate “the basic human ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we’re doing.” It is described “by athletes as being the zone. For caregivers, it’s attention and empathy. For soldiers and first responders, it’s situational awareness. For business leaders, it might be presence or flow. Artists see it as spontaneity and thinkers as contemplation.”
The magazine examines and reports on mindfulness as a way of life and as a positive benefit for health, creativity, and resilience. Articles cover the expected topics of meditation, mind and body, love and relationships, but Mindful also reports on real-life projects, such as “Raising Baltimore, One Child at a Time,” about how the Holistic Life Foundation program has changed the community in one of the toughest parts of the inner city. The article, “Is Mindfulness Good for Business?” discusses how “to approach those niggling challenges in the office” step by step. To further engage the reader in mindfulness there is the section, “In Practice,” with short instructional articles on “Techniques, At Work, Relationships, and Insight.”
Mindful is available by subscription in print and digital formats. A sample, or “mini-mag,” is accessible online with selected articles, supplemental content and media coverage on mindfulness.
Recommended for public libraries.