Mindful of Race

She offers guided instructions on how to work with our own role in the story of race and shows us how to cultivate a culture of care to come to a place of greater clarity and compassion.

Mindful of Race

How to grow our inner capacity to face racial ignorance and suffering with a wise and caring heart “Racism is a heart disease,” writes Ruth King, “and it's curable.” Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, this revered teacher takes to her pen to shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us. With Mindful of Race, Ruth King offers: Tend first to our suffering, listen to what it is trying to teach us, and direct its energies most effectively for change. Here, she invites us to explore: Ourselves as racial beings, the dynamics of oppression, and our role in racism The power of paying homage to our most turbulent emotions, and perceiving the wisdom they hold Key mindfulness tools to understand and engage with racial tension Identifying our “soft spots” of fear and vulnerability—how we defend them and how to heal them Embracing discomfort, which is a core competency for transformation How our thoughts and emotions “rigidify” our sense of self—and how to return to the natural flow of who we are Body, breath, and relaxation practices to befriend and direct our inner resources Identifying our most sensitive “activation points” and tending to them with caring awareness “It’s not just your pain”—the generational constellations of racial rage and ignorance and how to work with them And many other compelling topics Drawing on her expertise as a meditation teacher and diversity consultant, King helps readers of all backgrounds examine with fresh eyes the complexity of racial identity and the dynamics of oppression. She offers guided instructions on how to work with our own role in the story of race and shows us how to cultivate a culture of care to come to a place of greater clarity and compassion.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

This book profoundly shows that in order to have the difficult conversations required for working toward racial justice, inner work is essential.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice

An essential mindfulness and compassion-based approach to confront racial injustice and work towards healing Law professor and mindfulness practitioner Rhonda Magee shows that the work of racial justice begins with ourselves. When conflict and division are everyday realities, our instincts tell us to close ranks, to find the safety of our own tribe, and to blame others. The practice of embodied mindfulness--paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way--increases our emotional resilience, helps us to recognize our unconscious bias, and gives us the space to become less reactive and to choose how we respond to injustice. For victims of injustice, embodied mindfulness calms our fears and helps us to exercise self-compassion. Magee shows us how to slow down and reflect on microaggressions--to hold them with some objectivity and distance--rather than bury unpleasant experiences so they have a cumulative effect over time. She helps us develop the capacity to address the fears and anxieties that would otherwise lead us to re-create patterns of separation and division. It is only by healing from injustices and dissolving our personal barriers to connection that we develop the ability to view others with compassion and to live in community with people of vastly different backgrounds and viewpoints. Incorporating mindfulness exercises, research, and Magee's hard-won insights, The Inner Work of Racial Justice offers a road map to a more peaceful world.

Mindful Parenting

"This book is a must-read for all parents of our generation.” --Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

Mindful Parenting

A mindful approach to parenting that helps children (and their parents) feel happier, healthier, calmer, and less stressed in our frenetic era Rooted in the science of the brain, and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, Mindful Parenting is a unique program that speaks directly to today's busy families who make up what Dr. Race calls "Generation Stress." Research has shown that mindfulness practices stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Regular stimulation of this part of the brain helps us feel happier, healthier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and makes it easier for us to concentrate and think clearly—the very behavior we are hoping our children will display. Dr. Race provides: An explanation of the way the brain works and why parents and kids today are more stressed, anxious, and angry than ever before Practical solutions to the problem: Things parents can do to change brain patterns and create a more relaxed and happier home "Brain Coolers": Quick tips that can be used in the moment to help families relax, recharge, and create happiness (such as "The Three Breath Hug") Mindful Parenting understands the realities of raising a family in our fast paced and often-frenetic world and provides hundreds of easy-to-implement solutions, both for parents and their children, to help them manage stress, create peace, and live happier lives. "This book is a must-read for all parents of our generation.” --Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

Resources for Teaching Mindfulness

And if so: how do my mindfulness practices assist in the ongoing work of racial
justice? ... I not only discuss the specific issue of bias based on race and color,
but I also issue a gentle challenge to teachers of Western mindfulness to commit
to ...

Resources for Teaching Mindfulness

This master-class-in-a-book is designed to guide teachers of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) in continuing to develop more competence while raising global standards of practice and pedagogy. Starting with the central yet elusive concept of stewardship, it then expands upon the core components of MBI pedagogy. A series of reflective essays by MBI teachers from around the world foregrounds differences and challenges in meeting participants “where they are.” Such reflections are both inspiring and thought-provoking for teachers —wherever they are. The book also provides practical guidance and tools for adjusting teaching style and content for special populations, from chronic pain patients to trauma survivors, from health care professionals to clergy, and including many others. Detailed scripts and practices, ready to adopt and adapt, offer opportunities to explore new directions in the classroom, and to continue the life-long development of the teacher. Included in the coverage: Deepening teachers’ skills of guidance of meditation practices Insights into the essential practice of inquiry and dialogue with participants New practices that allow participants to explore mindfulness together in a spoken encounter How to keep up with, review, and make clear to participants the range of scientific evidence supporting the MBIs The breadth of practical insights and hands-on strategies makes Resources for Teaching Mindfulness a unique developmental asset for a wide range of practitioners around the world. Among those who will benefit are physicians and other medical practitioners, health and clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, clinical social workers, physical and occupational therapists, health educators, and organizational development specialists.

Racialization Crime and Criminal Justice in Canada

We are also mindful that race intersects with other social characteristics, such as
gender, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, and disability, to produce
racialized positions. In Part 2, our examination of how the crim- inal justice
system ...

Racialization  Crime  and Criminal Justice in Canada

Race still matters in Canada, and in the context of crime and criminal justice, it matters a lot. In this book, the authors focus on the ways in which racial minority groups are criminalized, as well as the ways in which the Canadian criminal justice system is racialized. Employing an intersectional analysis, Chan and Chunn explore how the connection between race and crime is further affected by class, gender, and other social relations.The text covers not only conventional topics such as policing, sentencing, and the media, but also neglected areas such as the criminalization of immigration, poverty, and mental illness.

Mindful Running

Race websites generally provide a good amount of information about the
weather, course, and conditions, but also ... While you can't plan for every
scenario, being mindful of what you are likely to encounter on race day can go a
long way in ...

Mindful Running

Discover how mindfulness can enhance your running and make you a happier, more fulfilled person. By applying mental fitness training to your running regime, you tap into a powerful mind-body connection that not only optimizes sporting performance, but also boosts happiness both on and off the running trails. Mindful Running brings together scientific research, expert analysis, and elite athlete contributions to reveal how relating to your mind, body, and surroundings in a new way can help you run longer and faster, as well as offer a boost to your overall mental, emotional, and physical health. Devised with both the competitive and everyday runner in mind, Mackenzie L. Havey introduces an innovative, approachable, and authoritative guide designed to increase self-awareness, develop concentration, and improve endurance. Not only does this have the potential to translate into better running, it can also play a role in training you to endure life's challenges with greater ease and find joy in all things big and small. Mindful Running is a total body and mind fitness regime.

Zen Coffee

Wondering how caffeine and calm, stirred into the same coffee cup can help you mindfully meditate?Zen Coffee is for people on the run... an active approach to mindful meditation in every moment of your busy life.

Zen Coffee

Wondering how caffeine and calm, stirred into the same coffee cup can help you mindfully meditate?Zen Coffee is for people on the run... an active approach to mindful meditation in every moment of your busy life. It offers you many ways to bring peace and a sense of serenity into all your experiences and activities. As you race through the hectic pace of life with your coffee cup in hand, you'll find a moment or two to de-stress and drink in the essence of Zen... the essence of your inner nature.Inside these pages you'll discover how to: Capture the essence of your inner nature in all your experiences; Use caffeine to wake up your inner self; Put the magic of mindfulness into every moment; Minimize stress and maximize happiness; Find peace, quiet, and harmony in hidden places in your mind where you never thought to look for them; and Create a meditation space--a Zen sanctuary and coffee zendo for a few mindful moments of meditation every day.Capturing the essence of your inner self is as quick and easy as drinking your coffee and being mindful as you race through the ups and downs of all your experiences. A few moments of mindfulness scattered here and there puts the caffeine calm of Zen Coffee into your life.

The Mindful Diet

The “grandmother” of mindfulness, Buddhism, teaches extreme neutrality, in
which we dismantle the positive stories we tell about ourselves and the world
along with the negative ones. If you praise yourself for having completed a 5K
road race ...

The Mindful Diet

“An essential, must-read guide” (Dr. Susan Albers, New York Times bestselling author of Eating Mindfully) from the renowned Duke Integrative Medicine center: the first book to combine health psychology with cutting-edge nutrition research to deliver an up-to-the-minute method for eating mindfully and breaking the yo-yo diet cycle. It’s easy on occasion to eat too much, eat too quickly, eat for comfort, or choose junk food. But every year millions of Americans vow to lose weight and get healthy and aren’t able to overcome the largest roadblock to these changes—ingrained eating habits. Now two leading experts from Duke Integrative Medicine offer a new paradigm for eating and health—a step-by-step program that dismantles old patterns, provides new tools for making healthy choices, and fosters deep, internal motivation. Grounded in scientific research, The Mindful Diet examines how what we eat and drink affects our body on a biochemical level, and how we can become aware of our own internal signals through the practice of mindfulness. Loaded with concrete meditation exercises, behavioral techniques, nutrition advice, and meal-planning charts, this book provides the tools to manage cravings, curb emotional overeating, and figure out when you are full. Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to eating, The Mindful Diet focuses on the many variables that drive our habits—including stress, unhappiness, and even unconscious beliefs—and provides a roadmap for sustainable change. “This is not an eat this, don’t eat that program; rather, it’s an attack on the negative thoughts and patterns that lead to diet failure” (Publishers Weekly). Lasting weight loss and healthy living begin in the mind: now you can learn how to re-program your body, make healthy choices, lose weight, and keep it off for life.

Race and Ethnicity

The text employs a sociological mindfulness framework, which holds them accountable for the development of their own sociological consciousness. The book is organized in nine sections.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity: The Sociological Mindful Approach features contributed chapters by experts in the discipline that elucidate the complexity of racial and ethnic inequalities, referring back to America's long, troubled history with race, emphasizing the role of social institutions in perpetuating racial inequality, and exposing the intersection of race, class, gender, and other social inequalities. The text employs a sociological mindfulness framework, which holds them accountable for the development of their own sociological consciousness. The book is organized in nine sections. Each section features a student narrative, an editor's introduction, chapters that address the key theme, and discussion questions and resources to support knowledge building. Over the course of the book, students read about color-blind racism, the relationship between the social construction of race and one's identity development, how race and ethnic inequalities are perpetuated within social institutions, and the lack of inclusivity in education. Additional parts address racialized and sexualized images in media, the dynamics of interracial relationships, and racialized immigration policies. Closing chapters speak to colonialism, the politics of borders, and activism with the goal of gaining ground against systemic racism.

White Women Getting Real About Race

... Asian refugee/immigrant students, teaching, 27–28 attention conscious, 156
paying, to racial moments, 157–160 awareness of cultural difference, 58–59
mindful, 156 personal, 155–156 racial mindfulness and, 158–159 Baldwin,
Christina, ...

White Women Getting Real About Race

For many White women teachers and teachers in training – who represent the majority of our teaching force today – the issue of race is fraught with discomfort. It may challenge assumptions, evoke a sense of guilt, or give rise to a fear of making mistakes or saying the wrong thing. This book presents the first-person stories of White women teachers who tell us not only how they have grappled with race in diverse classrooms, but how they continue to this day to be challenged by issues of color and privilege. These are no stories of heroic feats or achievement of perfection, but stories of self-disclosure that lay bare their authors’ emotions, ideas, curiosity, vulnerability, and reflections as they engaged with race, and challenged practices of color blindness and empathetic distance. Avoiding abstract educational lingo, these teachers come clean about the emotional cost of dealing with racism, White privilege, and fear of being racist in our rapidly diversifying schools. Admitting their cultural mistakes, they hope their readers can find a safe place to use theirs for honest dialogue and positive learning. In approaching chapter authors for this book, the editors asked the writers to ask themselves, “Will my well-being and sense of self be at risk if I tell this story?” Recognizing what’s at stake, they wanted writers who would be real with themselves. The women in this book hope that their stories will resonate with readers, help them feel less alone, and give them courage to begin a dialogue with colleagues, friends, staff and administrators around race concerns. Each chapter concludes with a few questions to prompt self-reflection at home, or for use as exercises to use in small groups or staff development training.

Mindfulness Among Students

... According to the Cambridge Dictionary it means a powerful effect that
something, especially something new, has on a situation or a person. Here, it is
the effect and the influence of faculty and demography on the level of
mindfulness. Race: ...

Mindfulness Among Students

This book utilizes quantitative research methods to identify the relationship between the level of mindfulness and demographic factors among university students in Malaysia. More specifically, it explores the mindfulness, its benefits and relationship with demography, and the field of study of university students. While Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale questionnaire (Brown & Rayan, 2003) was used for the quantitative approach, findings in the book were also ascertained through descriptive and co-relational statistics test. The research presented in the book moves beyond the individual level of mindfulness towards “organizational mindfulness”, and will be useful for psychotherapists, high school counselors and teachers.

More Courageous Conversations About Race

Without mindfulness, we are likely to experience a systemic breakdown due to
theoretical misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and poorly articulated beliefs.
Through mindful courageous conversations about race, we are likely to usher in
a wave ...

More Courageous Conversations About Race

Use courageous conversations to build racial equity in your schools and districts! In this companion to his best-selling book, Glenn Singleton presents specific examples in which racism impedes student success and illustrates how to usher in courageous conversations to ignite systemic transformation. Through first-person vignettes and an actual school district case study, this breakthrough handbook focuses on the powerful possibilities that are unleashed when you: Learn how other education leaders have addressed and improved race relations Explore urgent challenges in racial equity and courageous approaches to solving them Reflect on your personal role in the struggle to achieve racial equity Introduce culturally relevant curriculum, instruction, and assessment in your school or district

The Mindful Mother

"Mindfulness is perfect for new mothers The mindful mother will support, nurture and guide you through pregnancy, labour and early motherhood .

The Mindful Mother

"Mindfulness is perfect for new mothers The mindful mother will support, nurture and guide you through pregnancy, labour and early motherhood ... Using simple and powerful mediation and self-development practices based upon Buddhist and Yogic principles, you can steer a clear path through pregnancy and childbirth, into new motherhood. Speaking to the heart with wisdom, insight and humour, [This book] gives you a practical life and emotional lifeline, helping you to: cope and thrive through common moterhring dilemmas; find balance and equilibrium between work and home ; restore and raise energy, vitality and resilience levels ; engage your mind to work with you, rather than against you ; survive and enjoy daily life with a newborn baby awaken the heart to greater love, contentment and happiness"--Back cover.

Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools

out of issues pertaining to race in diverse schools. For teacher educators who
have never ... Part of that consciousness entails being mindful of the complex
nexus of race, class, gender, culture, and language. Each of these factors plays a
 ...

Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools

While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes. Important reading for anyone who is genuinely committed to promoting educational equity and excellence for all children, this accessible book: Outlines the changing racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools. Calls for educators to pay serious attention to how race and culture play out in school settings.Presents empirical data from schools that have improved achievement outcomes for racially and culturally diverse students.Focuses on ways in which educators can partner with parents and communities. “This book will be challenging for some readers and affirming for others. It is at times disheartening and at other times inspiring; sometimes anguishing but always enlightening.” —From the Foreword by Geneva Gay, University of Washington–Seattle, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Second Edition “Tyrone Howard provides a multi-dimensional and textured look at why students of color continue to struggle in the nation's schools. However, he does not stop there. This book points toward the solutions we have been seeking--partnerships, principles, and persistence.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Learning Self

Mindful that critical race theory developed with a focus on legal scholarship, she
asserts that the aim of counterstory telling is “to illuminate, by setting up a contrast
, the majoritarian, race-neutral, and liberal meta-story in the law” (p. 176).

The Learning Self

PRAISE FOR THE LEARNING SELF "In this age of self-help, the 'self' is a term thrown around with abandon. For educators, the notion of self-directed learning is a key concept. Yet the notion of self is deeply problematic, even contentious. The world has needed a book that deftly and accessibly takes the idea of the self and looks at it in a sympathetic but critical way. Mark Tennant has written that book. It is a highly readable and fascinating deconstruction of this key idea that will be appreciated by all helping professionals." —STEPHEN BROOKFIELD, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul "An excellent contribution to the field! This is a clearly written text that takes the reader far beyond much contemporary work in psychology and learning. It opens up new ways of thinking about the learning self and provides a significant contribution to transformative learning theory. This is a book that should be read by every student of psychology, learning, and the self." —PETER JARVIS, professor emeritus of continuing education, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Black Men on Race Gender and Sexuality

His civil rights agenda imagines an essential Black community, even as it
purports to be mindful of intraracial Black differences. According to Brooks,
because Black people experience a “separate form of discrimination,”33 race
should be ...

Black Men on Race  Gender  and Sexuality

The image of the West looms large in the American imagination. Yet the history of American Jewry and particularly of American Jewish women—has been heavily weighted toward the East. Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail rectifies this omission as the first full book to trace the history and contributions of Jewish women in the American West. In many ways, the Jewish experience in the West was distinct. Given the still-forming social landscape, beginning with the 1848 Gold Rush, Jews were able to integrate more fully into local communities than they had in the East. Jewish women in the West took advantage of the unsettled nature of the region to “open new doors” for themselves in the public sphere in ways often not yet possible elsewhere in the country. Women were crucial to the survival of early communities, and made distinct contributions not only in shaping Jewish communal life but outside the Jewish community as well. Western Jewish women's level of involvement at the vanguard of social welfare and progressive reform, commerce, politics, and higher education and the professions is striking given their relatively small numbers. This engaging work—full of stories from the memoirs and records of Jewish pioneer women—illuminates the pivotal role these women played in settling America's Western frontier.

The Press and Race

Mindful of MeComb's turbulent racial history, Emmerich wrote a series of signed,
frontpage editorials outlining community preparations for the “invasion” and
pleading with McComb citizens to act responsibly. “Our conclusion is that we
should ...

The Press and Race

Historians assess the fervent opinions and historic decisions of the Magnolia State's editorial writers in the tumultuous days of the Civil Rights Movement.

Emotional Healing Through Mindfulness Meditation

According to the main tenet of the doctrine of race, the qualities of a race are
essentially hereditary factors. ... assumes a special importance wherever there
are types containing different hereditary factors due to previous racial inter-
breeding.

Emotional Healing Through Mindfulness Meditation

Explains how women can heal deep emotional pain through a new therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness meditation with psychotherapy. Includes guided meditations on an accompanying 60-minute CD. Original.

The Colonized Apostle

Neither is it my intention to suggest that racial/ethnic differences can be
transcended through a shared religion, ... one should be even more mindful of
what race/ethnicity meant to the sociopolitical hierarchization of the Greco-
Roman world.

The Colonized Apostle


Race and Ethnic Relations American and Global Perspectives

With continuing high levels of immigration, Americans have become increasingly
mindful of their society's changing racial and ethnic configuration and its
attendant economic, cultural, and political issues. Though usually uninformed
about ...

Race and Ethnic Relations  American and Global Perspectives

Reflecting the latest data and theoretical literature available, RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, 10e tackles diversity issues from both the American and global perspective, offering an in-depth exploration of today's globally diverse world. The text's expansive coverage of race and ethnic relations across the globe highlights major points of difference and similarity between the United States and a number of other societies, as well as includes a unique case study comparing four different countries. This unique comparative approach is vital with the increasing ethnic diversity in most contemporary societies as well as the prominence of ethnic conflicts in virtually all world regions. Current statistics, figures, maps, and citations provide up-to-the-minute insight. The Tenth Edition also includes an all-new chapter devoted to Arab Americans. In addition, end-of-chapter critical-thinking questions encourage readers to think in a sociological mode and examine current issues using concepts presented in the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.