The mainstreaming of mindfulness meditation
Stressed-out Americans, from war veterans to Google workers, are embracing mindfulness meditation. Does it really work?
By Frances Weaver | April 5, 2014
Mindfulness: Not just for yogis anymore. (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for lululemon athletica)
Why is mindfulness so popular?
It appeals to people seeking an antidote to life in work-obsessed, tech-saturated, frantically busy Western culture...
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