@sanspoint Does it matter how it's marketed if it's having a net positive to a group of people who need it?
More to the point, this isn't a mindfulness is good/bad scenario - I'm pointing out that the article is failing to address one of the major benefits of mindfulness & the mainstream marketing that has allowed to help people who wouldn't otherwise have access.
We don't have to relegate these issues to absolutely positive/problematic. It can be problematic & have postitive characteristics.
@sanspoint For people with these conditions, daily life is unbearable.
There is no way for them to construct a life that would avoid harm and 'toxic' situations, and mindfulness provides the tools to cope.
This is not an 'auto-exploit', it is an essential form of therapy. The fact that people without these conditions are finding issue with it seems to be par for the course.
@sanspoint I'm concerned that the article ignores the therapeutic use of mindfulness in techniques lke Dialetical Behaviour Therapy, which is one of the few coping mechanisms/'cures' for personality disorders.
The mass-marketing of mindfulness has actually improved the resources this group has access to, and has lowered the cost to access them.
extinction rebellion, fashbook (-)
@quantified wait this isn't a parody group?
What the fuck.
@sophia please don't demonise corvids like this :(
@mcmoots THAT'S A THING?!
Oh my goodness, I'm buying like twelve copies, that looks great.
@gretathunberg I'm not being dismissive that 2019 is significant, but 2016/2002 are really close to this.
Global warming is happening/the ice sheet is melting more significantly than it was, but 2019 is not a dramatic year as seen by the data so far. They even note it in the article "Above Average, but nothing to write Home about" https://nsidc.org/greenland-today/2019/06/april-and-may-above-average-but-nothing-to-write-nome-about/
@darius Ooh, you could have a feature that works out when you're regularly online, and makes sure you're okay if you're suddenly spending longer than you'd expect online.
@grainloom you need like a desk-pool, thaht's nonsense :(
So people in my team at work wanted to learn #Rust, and it turns out a lot of them learn through the exercise thing.
I made a mini-repo I'm going to be adding to over the next few weeks (https://gitlab.com/EdenHyacinth/ferrous-learning) - If anyone has any ideas for mini examples I can add I'd love to hear it.
@artsyhonker Yup. "If you act as if the problem is fixed it'll fix the problem"
@gatewave Appreciate that a lot. :)
@krista I think their intentions were good, but they massively misunderstood what it's like.
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