A New Mindful Sex Workbook, Meditation in Space, and More Mindful News

From emerging mindfulness gatherings to a look at how one astronaut brought meditation to space, here’s the latest news from the mindfulness community.

A Gift of Healing

Singer-songwriter Umi merged music and meditation in a December tour promoting her new album Forest in the City and donated $2 from every ticket to support WholeSchool Mindfulness, an organization that helps implement and fund the role of Mindfulness Directors in US schools. “Growing up and being able to go to a school where I was taught mindfulness has very much influenced the person I am now,” Umi says, “and I wish for more children to be gifted that healing.”

Pride in Our Stories

The Hadhad family fled war-torn Syria and settled in Nova Scotia in Years earlier, their Damascus chocolate factory had been bombed. The family opened a new chocolate factory in Antigonish, and it succeeded so well that a movie, Peace By Chocolate, was made about their story. Yet the story’s ongoing. Recently on a plane, Tareq Hadhad was chatting with a man who expressed antiimmigrant views. During their flight, however, the man proceeded to watch Peace by Chocolate— and became engrossed in the family’s journey. At the end, he was astonished to recognize Hadhad as one of the “characters” from the…