Good news on the political front

Mindfulness turns into a policy option in Washington, thanks to Rep. Tim Ryan (D) from Ohio (and others), and there’s now a book to spread the word.

The Washington Post In meditative mindfulness, Rep. Tim Ryan sees a cure for many American ills:

For Ryan, the raisin was the beginning of a transformation. The retreat, conducted by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, led Ryan on a search into how the practice of mindfulness — sitting in silence, losing oneself in the present moment — could be a tonic for what ails the body politic.

The book is A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit. Catchy title. Also see the Hays House description.