“He looked like death”

The 1984 World Chess Championship was called off after five months and 48 games because defending champion Anatoly Karpov had lost 22 pounds.

Click here to read a fascinating article on the physical rigors of co-called “mental” activities like chess.



While a good number of my colleagues and friends will likely disagree with Ronald Purser (especially the ones profiting from the “Mindfulness Revolution”), he certainly makes a strong case for employing some critical thinking before indulging in a series of mindfulness classes, a wellness retreat or any number of offerings from the self-help world.  It’s high time to be (politically) mindful of mindfulness.