Gratitude for Frontline Workers, Stories That Spark Wonder, and More Mindful News

From growing support for mindfulness-based therapies to a new science-writing scholarship, here’s the latest news from the mindfulness community.

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Call the Gratitude Circle Hotline for three choices: Listen to the message of the day, leave a message thanking a frontline worker, or text a message of gratitude. With your choice, you can savor a moment of gratitude and share it through messages displayed at hotline.gratcircle. com. Najma Khorrami, founder at Gratitude Circle, says this started as a way to show appreciation to frontline workers and to move toward a more grateful world. “I hope anyone who reads a message shares it and sees the value in it,” she says. “I hope they get a reward from it, a boost in their morale.”

Stories That Spark Wonder

Journalist Ambar Castillo and scientist/ writer Brittany Trang are the 2022-2023 recipients of the new Sharon Begley Science Reporting Fellowship. Throughout her career, Begley was highly respected for her writing, which appeared in numerous publications, including Mindful (her Brain Science column appeared in every issue up to Spring 2021). She was also a tireless mentor to up-and-coming writers. The paid one-year fellowship, with funding raised by Begley’s husband and other donors, carries on her legacy by “diversifying the ranks of science…