Mar 2012 I had the opportunity to meet Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio this past month, who is a US Congressman who is advocating for mindfulness as part of the solution to our nations problems. Yes, I am serious, an American politician who is embracing mindfulness! He just wrote a book called “A Mindful Nation”. Along with other mentions of mindfulness these past few months in the NYT, Psychology Today, Scientific American, and more, mindfulness seems to be emerging in mainstream discourse as a topic worthy of discussion. All aboard the mindfulness train in the 21st century!