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The Power (and Science) of Music in Mindful Living

March 24, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Have you ever stopped to think about how profound music has been for you in your life? Just the beginning of a song can change someone’s mood, drop us into a state of reflection on life, reduce stress or even prepare us for a better athletic performance. For many people there may be a calming effect to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” Or Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” can create a surge... Read more

 

Actions Affecting the Heart

March 24, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Human Nature and Human Habit with Yung Pueblo

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Intro song: Francis Bebey – The Coffee Cola Song This week on Synchronicity Noah Lampert interviews Diego Perez who writes under the pen name, Yung Pueblo. This episode of Synchronicity  discusses meditation, the importance of being aware of our internal world and how this awareness ultimately relates to the “out there” world we experience every day. “I’m gonna lay down the gauntlet here and say this is a top five episode of Synchronicity.“—Noah. You... Read more

 

Introduction to Jungian Archetypes

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Jungian archetypes can be seen in many aspects of our lives from the most ancient of mythologies to the shows and movies we watch and the books we read, to the roles we take on and play out in our day to day lives.  Once we begin to recognize these archetypes, we can use that knowledge to better understand ourselves and others. According to Jung, archetypes are the universal images,... Read more

 

James Hillman on Changing the Object of Our Desire

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this TreeTalk video, James Hillman discusses the psychology of desire. James Hillman was an American psychologist. He studied at, and then guided studies for, the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He founded a movement toward archetypal psychology and retired into private practice, writing and traveling to lecture, until his death at his home in Connecticut. The post James Hillman on Changing the Object of Our Desire appeared first on WisdomFeed.... Read more

 

There You Are

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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James Hillman on Psychological Alchemy

March 19, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Talking out chemically is a marvelous way to talk. It’s all metaphor, you’re talking metaphors all the time, and yet the language is all materialized, it’s material language. It’s about mercury, it’s about lead, it’s about fire, it’s about eggs, it’s about glass vessels and so on. So I mean, I know I’m not composed of sulfur and salt, or that I’m buried in horse dung, or that I’m putrefying,... Read more

 

Your Brains Creative Capacity

March 18, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Worrying Less in 5 Steps

March 17, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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We’ve all heard the saying that in life there are ups and down and there is the classic eastern saying that life is filled with 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. With this there’s the wisdom that all things come and go, but the brain has a funny way of amplifying the sorrows and minimizing the joys for good evolutionary reasons. Whenever the brain perceived something as “bad” it starts to... Read more

 

Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Startalk Cosmic Queries series on, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technological innovation in the America. Join us for an intellectual exploration into the reasons that the United States became the world’s leading scientific and educational powerhouse after World War II, and why our current practices... Read more

 

Best Posture for Practicing Mindfulness

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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Maybe the best posture to practice mindfulness. Maybe not. What’s the best posture to practice being mindful in? You might think it includes sitting with an upright spine either cross-legged on the floor or on a chair. It could be, that might be the best posture. You might think it looks like a yoga pose, gaze fixed; long, slow breathing. That might be it. Maybe being mindful is lying down... Read more

 

Religion, Spirituality and The Other Six Days of Your Life

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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Religion, Spirituality and The Other 6 Days of your life Religion, Spirituality and The Other Six Days of Your Life. It often occurs to me that organized religion is not all it is cracked up to be, “not that there is anything inherently wrong with it” either. Across the spectrum –  from the blind devotion in a cult like organization, to the big 3, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, to the agnostic... Read more

 

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March 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Marianne Williamson Daily Meditations Banner

March 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Daily Meditations for Everyday Life with Marianne Williamson  Start and finish your day with these peaceful and inspiring meditations from Marianne Willamson. These wonderful meditations will be a way to tune in to your inner wisdom with the guidance of best-selling author Marianne Williamson. This inspiring hour-long meditation series can be used every day, at different times of the day or just when you feel the need to chill. Doing these meditations... Read more

 

Colorful

March 15, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Guided Meditations to Overcome Disease

March 14, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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We have all experienced the dis-ease of modern life. Disease or disfunction on a physical level may lead us to look for ways to aid in our own healing. Unfortunately, most of modern medicine generally looks for pharmacological prescriptions for each individual symptom rather than looking to the source of the original imbalances. While Western medicine is very helpful in re-setting bones and prescribing a pill to respond to a specific symptom,... Read more

 

Why Wisdom Matters in Today’s World

March 10, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Some people use wisdom and intelligence interchangeably but the words do not have the same meaning.  Wisdom is a little more complex and somewhat hard to define.  Psychologists seem to agree that wisdom involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and a profound understanding that incorporates tolerance for all of the ups and downs in life.  People with genuine wisdom are aware of how things play out over time and they... Read more

 

The World of Relaxation: A Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice for Healing in the Hospital and/or at Home Streaming

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This program was released in 1982 and re-mastered in 2009. For that reason, on the DVD version, Jon Kabat-Zinn looks much younger than he does now. He was 38 at the time. The World of Relaxation was and still is a novel and radical use of television, aimed at reaching out to patients lying in bed in the hospital and inviting them to experiment inwardly, with Jon’s guidance, in bringing... Read more

 

The Greatest Medical Revolution in the Last Hundred Years

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  The following is an excerpt from “The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broker Brain by Healing Your Body First”  We’re in the middle of the greatest medical revolution in the last hundred years, in fact it’s the medical equivalent of Columbus saying the world is round and not flat or Galileo proving that the earth is not the center of the universe. What if I told you that the way... Read more

 

How Does Siddhartha Find the Middle Path

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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The story of Siddhartha teaches us that you do not have to be a monk to attain spiritual enlightenment. While the material world tempts us with worldly treasures, and often ensnare us with distractions pulling us away from our true selves, there is a way back to center. The natural world is all around us, and constantly provides us with opportunities to find that connection with our higher selves. “Siddhartha learned... Read more

 

And The Winner Is…Undivided Attention: Mindfulness, Technology and The Oscars Mistake

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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“Let me have your undivided attention.” Let’s start by looking at the phrase “Undivided Attention.” In fact let’s look at the phrase, but take a relaxing deep breath first….  So just this week my son, in 6th grade, was preparing for the science fair. About a week before the science fair I started to pepper my son with questions about the hypothesis of the project along with one of my... Read more

 

The Relational Neuroscience Behind How to Change a Habit for Good

March 08, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  Most of us walk around in this world in a trance with the delusional belief that we are only autonomous beings that are completely acting with free will. However, many scientists agree that we are interdependent with our environments and our brains are constantly making snap judgments based on internal and external cues. You have recall this quote by Albert Einstein: “A human being is a part of the... Read more

 

A Message About World Peace From The Dalai Lama

March 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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thelastdalailamafilm.com THE LAST DALAI LAMA? looks at the 14th Dalai Lama at 80: The historic confrontation between Tibet and China; his cutting edge work with neuroscientists, influence in educational and spiritual spheres, and personal feelings on aging, dying and the question “Will there be a fifteenth in his lineage, or will he be the last?” The post A Message About World Peace From The Dalai Lama appeared first on WisdomFeed.... Read more

 

Cosmic Queries: Spacetime

March 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Fasten your interstellar seatbelt and flip your brain into overdrive for this StarTalk episode. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Godfrey are here to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the fabric of spacetime. Explore the edge of the known universe and whether there might be more unknown universe waiting beyond the horizon. You’ll learn about the fascinating theory describing our universe as a 3-D holographic projection of another higher-dimensioned reality.... Read more

 

Reaping the Rewards of Sleep

March 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Most of us reap the rewards of sleep without realizing that sleep is the foundational element fueling our health. It’s only when sleep gets knocked out of alignment that we suddenly realize how valuable our sleep is; when we don’t get enough, we feel more irritable and less focused. Part of the challenge is that many of the effects of sleep lie between barely perceptible to outside of conscious awareness.... Read more

 

Using Mindfulness to do Stand Up Comedy

March 01, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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Jamine using mindfulness techniques to help with her stand up comedy   It’s been on my list for some time – to try doing Stand Up Comedy – and today’s the day. I’ve taken a course, I’ve written my jokes, and tonight I go on stage in front of paying customers for the first time with my 6-minute set at an amateur night at a local comedy club. As a... Read more

 

Herman Hesse; Siddhartha Excerpt

March 01, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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Enjoy this excerpt from this new translation of the beloved Herman Hesse classic Siddhartha.  Siddhartha chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living during the time of the Buddha.  The following chapter is titled “Awaken”.   As Siddhartha left the grove, leaving the Buddha, the perfect one behind, leaving Govinda behind, he had the feeling he was also leaving behind in the grove his life, up to that time, and... Read more

 

7 Ways to Ease Your Anxious Mind

February 28, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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No matter where you live in the world right now, for a certainty, anxiety is high with many of us. After the election there was a number attacks on mosques internationally and now there has been an onslaught of over 60 bomb threats at Jewish synagogues in the U.S. in January alone.To me this means we need to not act out of anxiety and anger, but instead to calm our nervous systems, get some perspective and... Read more

 

Searching for Life in the Universe: StarTalk

February 28, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This Startalk episode discusses the question “is there life in the universe?” That’s the question that brought Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman back to the Beacon Theatre in NYC last September with their guests, musician Sean Ono Lennon and comedians Vanessa Bayer and Michael Ian Black. And who better to guide our search for life in the universe than Carolyn Porco, aka Madame Saturn, the leader of the Cassini Imaging... Read more

 

Dancing Mindfully with the Elements: Teaching with Dr. Jamie Marich

February 28, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Dancing Mindfulness video, Move with the four elements—earth, fire, air, and water—along with Dancing Mindfulness developer Dr. Jamie Marich. Partially filmed on location in Iceland. This teaching is a great way to begin a dancing mindfulness practice. The post Dancing Mindfully with the Elements: Teaching with Dr. Jamie Marich appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

“Transformation of a Man” – Ram Dass

February 28, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this fascinating and delightful transcribed exerpt from “Transformation of a Man”, Ram Dass — author of the seminal work Be Here Now —  describes some of his experiences as he travels around and explores India in the early 1960s, giving us true insight into the life and times of a spiritual seeker. Part of our ongoing partnership with The Love Serve Remember Foundation. His big feet were just paddling... Read more

 

Get Real About Climate Change, with Seth Shostak

February 22, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Star Talk episode, Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Senior Astronomer, is back hosting StarTalk All-Stars as he welcomes co-host Eugene Mirman and Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science, to sharpen the discussion on climate change. Ken explains why there are better things to argue besides the well-established science proving climate change. Seth questions the consequences of the new rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf,... Read more

 

Are You Harboring Weapons of Mass Distraction?

February 22, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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You may have already realized that the geniuses behind many of the apps and media websites that we visit daily have crafted their apps to play on our anxious and addictive tendencies. Why? Because the more frequent and longer our eyeballs stay on a page means they can sell advertisements for more $$$. Does it matter that it makes us more distracted, listen less to the people around us or... Read more

 

How to be Healthy without Pills

February 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In today’s fast-paced world it is so easy to cure a variety of ailments by popping a pill into your mouth. After popping that pill, before you know it — all is well. Or is it? We are all exposed to an array of germs and illnesses on a daily basis, whether through public transportation, work, or just going about our day. So it is hardly surprising if at some point you... Read more

 

William Irwin Thompson: Evolution of Consciousness Lecture

February 20, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Ross Institute lecture, William Irwin Thompson discusses the evolution of consciousness. William Irwin Thompson, PhD, is a Ross School Founding Mentor and author of “Cultural History and the Evolution of Consciousness,” the founding document for the Ross Spiral Curriculum. An author and poet, Thompson also founded the Lindisfarne Association. The post William Irwin Thompson: Evolution of Consciousness Lecture appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Why You Still Have Time To Change Career

February 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This School of Life video asserts that we often feel as if we might have run out of time to change career. That’s because we usually have a wrong understanding of time. The post Why You Still Have Time To Change Career appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Power of Divine Eros: The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life

February 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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What do passion and desire have to do with spirituality? Conventional wisdom cautions that they are pitfalls on the path, imprisoning us in the worldly illusions of the ego. And for most people, that is exactly what happens. But just the opposite may be possible. By becoming open to the energy, aliveness, spontaneity, and zest of erotic love, we can liberate ourselves from self-centeredness and embrace the fullness of our... Read more

 

Deconstructing Food (Guest Post)

February 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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You might have noticed a few more posts about food and recipes recently on the blog. Don’t worry, I won’t turn into a Pinterest foodie feed on you just yet. It’s just that all this reading and cooking has made me quite passionate. I’ve been greatly influenced by renaissance food writers like Michael Pollan. (If you haven’t checked his doc “Cooked” on Netflix or read his books: Do it!) I didn’t... Read more

 

Why Philosophy Matters in Today’s World (outbound guest post to Evolutionary Mind)

February 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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WisdomFeed is a mindfulness and wellness news site and content hub, featuring world-class experts in the industry. At WisdomFeed, world-class experts teach you how to live a simpler, fuller, and richer life.  Friends, we live in crazy times. It seems like every day we run into a new road block be it personal, political, environmental – the list goes on. The question we must ask ourselves is: how do we solve... Read more

 

Are You Willing to Change Your Mind?

February 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  I remember graduating from uni and back then I thought I knew everything. Oh boy has life changed my attitude on that… Recently I’ve been updating my nutrition library and realizing most of what we were taught about nutrition has been faulty at best. More and more research shows that big food has had a big hand in helping form the food guides around North America and beyond. Such a shame!... Read more

 

3 Key Practices for Calm, Self-Compassion, and Happiness

February 14, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  When it comes to mindfulness, there are a number of great short practices that help us be more present to our lives. In this post I’m going to reveal three key mindfulness practices that can help us pause, break out of auto-pilot, step into emotional freedom and even open up to a source of connection that is ultimately healing to ourselves and the world. Plus, I’ll reveal a new... Read more

 

The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First with Mark Hyman

February 08, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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• Are you depressed, feeling down, and don’t have the drive to do anything? • Do you find it next to impossible to focus and concentrate on tasks? • Do you find it hard to remember names or where you left your keys? • Do you get anxious, worried, or stressed-out? • Does your mind feel foggy? This epidemic of broken brains effects nearly 1.1 billion people worldwide — one... Read more

 

Are we too Materialistic?

February 08, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This School of Life episode discusses materialism. The worry that we are too materialistic is an inevitable one in modern consumer society. The answer, surprisingly, is that there are better and worse versions of materialism. The post Are we too Materialistic? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Science Fiction on TV, with Bill Nye

February 08, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this StarTalk episode, Bill Nye the Science Guy is back as host with “world wide citizen of the wide world” co-host Chuck Nice to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about science fiction on TV. As a Trekkie himself, Bill warps right into discussions about phasers, teleportation, Nichelle Nichols, Mr. Spock, warp drives, Star Trek’s optimistic depiction of the future, and why the show was, and still is, vital to the women’s empowerment... Read more

 

A Wise Approach to Taking in the News

February 08, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this day and age global news is everywhere. We get it from traditional news stations, social media, or just alerts from friends, family and colleagues. The news always seems to come in the form of headlines that are meant to stimulate our nervous systems. This is so our eyes will stare more often and longer at the screen and they can charge more money for their ads. It’s pure... Read more

 

Achieving Inner Peace

February 08, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Technology innovation have enriched the lives of everyone. Today, we can find anything out in seconds, communicate across the globe instantly, and make money without even leaving the comfort of our homes. As wonderful as these things are, as more information than any one person can ever learn becomes accessible and there becomes more to do than any single person can ever accomplish, many people find they are struggling to... Read more

 

Miracles Relationships and “The Course” with Diane Brook Gusic

February 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  Miracles Relationships and The Course: The Heart of “A Course in Miracles” deals with relationship…psychologically, metaphysically and practically. The Course helps us to use all the relationships to heal our un conscience destructive belief systems. It trains us to recognize our real intentions, by making us aware of the ego’s usual projections, especially in the context of relationships.  This audio set explores many insanities and misperceptions that we challenge... Read more

 

Finding & Keeping the Love You Want—Free Audiobook

February 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Harville Hendrix has become perhaps the leading expert on relationships — finding and keeping the love in your life.  In this transcribed excerpt from his workshop on Finding and Keeping the Love You Want, Hendrix talks about how he came upon what has become his life’s work. “I think that my interest in the subject we’re going to have tonight arises out of that correlation between relationship and frustration. It... Read more

 

How the Mind and Body Work Together

February 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  You’ve probably heard, somewhere in the journey of life, that “the mind and body work together.” This is a popular belief in ancient religion, in holistic medicine, and in spirituality.  Dr. Mark Hyman is quoted saying, “what is in your body… is in your brain.” The idea is this – what poisons the body, poisons the mind, and vice versa. The idea is not wholly unrealistic – there is... Read more

 

What Mindfulness is Not

February 06, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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John Shearer has been on an extraordinary journey that has culminated in him becoming an Australian Master of Mindfulness. He is the founder of mindfullyMAD.org and currently conducts online training for those who wish to become Mindfulness Mentors and teach mindfulness. Introduction Mindfulness is becoming a global phenomenon but it is often misunderstood. This article explains what mindfulness is not to help clarify what it actually is! What Mindfulness Is Not.... Read more