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Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment. by Gill Hasson

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Mindful Thinking and Feeling

“Begin your own mindful meditation practice. Find a quiet place and then focus your mind on the present moment. Don't think of other things, but sit in silence. Be aware of your thoughts, but be willing to release them and stop thinking about or focusing on them. Begin with ten minutes and meditate daily.”

Ten minutes? Seriously?

If you've ever tried to meditate you might feel that that you'll be no good at mindfulness because you cannot “empty” your mind. It feels as though your mind is jumping all over the place and you are constantly having to refocus. Your mind can behave like a new puppy. You tell your puppy to sit and stay, but your puppy immediately runs away, rummages through the kitchen bin, chews up ...

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