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How The Mindfulness Movement Is Helping Orphaned Girls In Pakistan

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As a part of our Third Metric Around the World series, we are looking to other countries to see what they do to optimize their well-being, wisdom and wonder.

The "mindful revolution" has made waves across the U.S., and now, it seems, the movement is catching on elsewhere around the world. Saghir Aslam, chairman of Saba Homes, a home for orphaned girls in Pakistan, discussed Pakistan's mindfulness movement with HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

After Pakistan's devastating earthquake of 2005, Aslam joined in the relief effort for several months. He not only noticed the tragically high number of young girls who were left without parents, but also realized there was no one else who could help care for them. He had sent money and support to orphanages in the area previously, but when he visited the orphanages this time around, he didn't like what he saw.

"It woke up me up. Why are these people treated like orphans?" Aslam told HuffPost Live. "And that's when we decided to open a home for the orphans so they're not treated like orphans anymore. We treat them like our own children. There was a desperate need for it."

To hear more about Aslam's work and the mindfulness movement in Pakistan, watch the HuffPost live clip above.