Mindfulness would be good for you. If it weren’t so selfish.

first_imgThe Washington Post:We may live in a culture of distraction, but mindfulness has captured our attention.Books on the practice are numerous, including guides to “A Mindful Pregnancy,” “Mindful Parenting,” “Mindful Politics,” “The Mindful Diet” and “Mindfulness for Teachers.” Corporations, sports teams, even the military and police departments provide mindfulness training to their employees. A bevy of podcasts offer tips for living a mindful life, guided mindful meditation and interviews with mindfulness evangelists. Another sure sign of cultural saturation: You can order “a more mindful burger,” at Epic Burger in Chicago or an “Enjoy the ride” trucker hat from Mindful Supply Co.I was dismayed when mindfulness began to encroach on my field: psychology, and specifically the treatment of suicidal behavior. A psychiatrist colleague’s proposal for a book on bipolar disorder prompted a pre-publication reviewer to request “less lithium, more mindfulness” — even though less lithium can lead to more death by suicide in patients with bipolar disorder.Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Beach-dune permit, GLO visit top shoreline talks

first_img Share By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe SPI Shoreline Task Force considered a beach-dune application for a multi-use sidewalk as well as heard shoreline department updates during its Dec. 12 meeting.Up for consideration was a beach-dune application for a multi-use trail that would begin at the current walkway termination near Gulf Boulevard and E. Sunset Street, and connect it to the current beach access adjacent to the Parkshores Condominiums. The project description provided by Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill states that the proposed 10-foot wide, 127-foot long sidewalk would be placed across the landward side of the undeveloped beach front lot located at 6004 Gulf Blvd.“The Parkshore Beach Access, we’re under the assumption that it’s going to become more highly used due to the fact that the park is opening — the city park — and there’s an easement that allows folks to get from the park to that beach access, so we’re assuming there’s going to be some influx of traffic there,” Hill said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedTask force talks dune permits, shoreline master planBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS During their Monday, Dec. 4 meeting, the South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force considered a beach and dune permit, heard reports on beach related issues and programs, and weighed in on a proposed ordinance addressing the removal of equipment on the beach in the…December 8, 2017In “News”Shoreline Task Force mulls retaining wallBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Shoreline Task Force reviewed two beach dune permits in its Dec. 2 meeting. The first was a Beach-Dune Permit for walkover construction at the Marisol Condominiums, 1700 Gulf Blvd. The project involves constructing a 5-foot wide by 300-foot long dune walkover in…December 9, 2016In “News”Taskforce mulls parking feesBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 12, 2015 Monday afternoon, Coastal Resource and Parks Administrator Reuben Treviño and City Manager Bill DiLibero attended the Shoreline Task Force meeting to update the committee on projects and improvements along the beach. Treviño came to the Task Force with a follow-up…February 13, 2015In “News”last_img read more