Big ideas from this session:
- How to incorporate the whole food approach with family and travel
- Prevention is essential to health care
- Getting involved with policy is key to a healthy revolution
Since releasing his first book, A Mindful Nation (Hay House, 2012), Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) has become something of a poster boy for the mindfulness movement (check him out on the cover of Mindful magazine!). It’s a growing movement that Ryan would like to see blossom in conflict-steeped Washington, D.C., among other places, and he devotes the majority of his book to profiling individuals and organizations — including schools, healthcare systems and military groups — where the use of meditation and other mindfulness practices have proven positively transformative.
Ryan makes a strong case for why each of us (and particularly those of us prone to stress, time poverty and other chronic challenges) can benefit from daily mindfulness rituals, and how we stand to benefit collectively from less reactive, more compassionate approaches to our daily challenges and disagreements.