Instagram's 'Hashtag Mindfulness' boom: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Tech 18-3-2019 Mashable 31

Can simply "being mindful" while, say, sipping a kale smoothie, constitute a mindfulness practice? Some experts say, yes! 

But what being mindful means to you — especially when you're posting about that moment on Instagram — may constitute a different version of mindfulness than the one that has prompted medical studies and attracted serious adherents across the globe.

The recent explosion in popularity of mindfulness is a well-documented phenomenon. One place in particular where mindfulness — or what some people think of as mindfulness — is enjoying a boom is on Instagram. Currently, there are over 11.8 million posts tagged with the hashtag #mindfulness; there are hundreds of thousands more with variations like #mindful or #mindfulnesspractice. Read more...

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