Articles About Mindfulness

American Psychological Association


CBS-4 Interview with Valerie York-Zimmerman at Miami Mindfulness "Secrets to a Mindful Meditation Revealed" ~ by Michele Gillen

Mindful Magazine

Scientific American

The New York Times

Greater Good


Shambhala Sun


Columbia University Press

The Atlantic

The following article by Jon Kabat-Zinn explores the foundations of MBSR and the importance of meditation practice and retreat attendance.

You become what you practice: Skillful MBSR Training emphasizes three important skills

Skillful MBSR Training emphasizes all three important skills of: attention (Presence), compassion (Affect), Social Intelligence (Perspective). Some mindfulness trainings emphasize primarily one type. For instance, brain imaging shows Presence training increases attention and executive function but changes to compassion and perspective-taking were not detected. Here's a link to a recent groundbreaking study.  (By B Grace Bullock PhD on, October 19, 2017)  

NY Times: Mindfulness for Children

Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment. It can help parents and caregivers, too, by promoting happiness and relieving stress. Here, we offer basic tips for children and adults of all ages, as well as several activities that develop compassion, focus, curiosity and empathy. And remember, mindfulness can be fun.  (By David Gelles @dgelles, October 25, 2017)  

Does Mindfulness Make You More Compassionate?

Mindfulness is more than just moment-to-moment awareness, says Shauna Shapiro. It is a kind, curious awareness that helps us relate to ourselves and others with compassion. (By Shauna Shapiro for Greater Good Magazine, 2/27/2013

Mindfulness for Beginners: Explore the Infinite Potential that Lies Within This Very Moment

With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel love, work and play - and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are. (By Jon Kabat-Zinn, 7/13/2017)