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MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS

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In the United States, the number of people practicing meditation more than tripled between 2012 and 2017. Meditation has a rich cultural history in countries like India, China, and Japan, and it is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world, with good reason: meditation can have extensive mental health benefits, and a person needs less than ten minutes alone each day to do it. Very significant to the times we are in right now, some studies have found that meditation may reduce implicit bias and fight against racial prejudice.

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WHITE NEIGHBORS WALK WITH BLACK MAN

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Shawn Dromgoole is a twenty-nine-year-old black man who has lived in the same Nashville neighborhood his entire life. His family has been in the neighborhood known as 12 South for fifty-four years. Ever since he was a child he felt unease in his home town, acutely aware that few people looked like him.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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According to WMTV in Wisconsin, when an excited elementary school student asked Michelle Belnavis if she was the “owner” of Read Your Heart Out, she proudly said, “I’m the mother of Read Your Heart Out. This is my baby that I’ve nurtured for 16 years now.”

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GOOD NEWS

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I recently read a Spin Sucks article, which had numerous accounts of stories that inspire and may help serve as motivation for a very good 2020, especially for women. 

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BEATING CANCER

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According to an article in Best Life, scientific evidence indicates that one tiny change could help people improve cancer outcomes. Even though we know that how one feels mentally can have a strong impact on how one feels physically, when it comes to a disease as serious as cancer, we tend to think of it as something that only medicine could possibly treat. However, a new paper published in the journal Trends in Cancer reports that empowering patients to change their mindset about their diagnosis could help them get better care.

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