When is “mindfulness” a help? When can it be a risk?

My series on the McMindfulness craze at work and school:

Coming soon for your consumer product and service dollar or your tax dollar (built-in cost for pretend-Buddhist fluff)

Mindfulness practices should be treated seriously or left alone. They should be offered in workplaces or schools only as a voluntary activity and not tied to performance.

Note: If it were pretend Christianity, there would, naturally, be a riot.

Meanwhile, serious Buddhists are as mad as a Buddhist is allowed to get about this.