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Lessons Learned From My Mindfulness Battle Royale at the Bagel Shop

And a wacky idea I got that could be helpful.

“Dad, can we go to Shirley’s Bagels?” my 12-year-old daughter asked on Sunday morning. “Sure,” I responded. “I’ll order online so we can just go in and pick ’em up.”

I went online and ordered four everything bagels, toasted, with cream cheese, and…



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David Gerken

Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. Dad of three precious kids. Former writer for THE WEST WING. Follow me at