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My desire to make Mindful American comes out of sheer curiosity.

Everyday I aim to slow down, to simplify my life, and to make decisions with greater consciousness and care. I try to incorporate small changes that reduce my waste, support my community, and help me live in the present.

And yet, I let myself get distracted and overwhelmed. I find myself overtired, overworked, overstressed, and totally bombarded with modern devices, which tend to divert rather than alleviate my worries.

I’m curious how others are making it work. I want to meet people all over the country, from all walks of life, who experience the awesomeness of the world in a responsible way. I want to learn how to incorporate intentional practices into my own life. I want to engage with inspiring people who can motivate me and serve as an example that this conscious, mindful life I crave is totally doable.

I want to capture all this and more in Mindful American.