The Mindfulness Backlash

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Overview of 'Mindfulness and Mediation of Our Things, 2013' by JF & SON at the After the Museum: The Home Front 2013 press preview at Museum of Art and Design on March 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) | Andrew H. Walker via Getty Images

Mindfulness has reached such a level of hipness that it is now suggested as a cure for essentially every ailment. Anxious? Broke? Sneezing? Definitely try meditating.

This vogue is in part due to the real benefits of mindfulness, a form of attention and awareness often (but not always) achieved through meditation or yoga. It’s a trend for a reason. But its increasing application to every situation under the sun has some people concerned.

Read the whole story at The New York Times