The Mindful PhD: Time, the Superbowl, & Bandwagons
This past week brought a kind of harmonic convergence of mindfulness in popular culture. First, Time magazine featured “The Mindful Revolution” on the cover. Then, or perhaps simultaneously, word spread (from ESPN to the blogosphere) that the Seattle Seahawks–then heading for the Superbowl, now winners of the Superbowl–regularly practice mindfulness and yoga. This publicity is a double-edged sword: the Time article is pretty good, and I love the image of meditating football players, but I’m often reminded that my colleagues in academia resist anything that seems suddenly popular. More….