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Here in Maine, the tour buses packed with leaf-peepers have left the roadways, and our fall foliage has gone from bright to brown. In mindfulness circles, nature offers a mirror for different seasons of personal development and, like the late-autumn leaves, this one's all about letting go. Frustrated with a controlling coworker and wishing you could release that anger? Embarrassed by the presentation you just botched and trying to shake it off? Disappointed by the client who chose your competitor, but telling yourself to just move on? Not so fast. While releasing what's weighing you down is a good goal in theory, mindfulness--and science--say your physical and mental health are better ser... Full story

7 December