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Congressman finds mind-body connection in dried fruit snack


Some people have hobbies or church to cope with life's challenges. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) uses a raisin.

“You hold this one raisin right up to your mouth, but you don’t put it in, and after a moment your mouth starts to water,” he says, describing an exercise during a five-day retreat into the meditative technique of mindfulness, developed from centuries of Buddhist practice. “The teaching point is that your body responds to things outside of it, that there’s a mind-body connection. It links to how we take on situations and how this results in a great deal of stress.”

Ryan released last week a whole book about "mindfulness," which he says can help solve many of America's toughest problems.

Ryan-Chopra 2016?

[Washington Post]

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