About Mindfulness

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What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is awareness of what is happening inside us and around us in each moment. It is a natural ability that we all experience, and one that we can strengthen with practice. A key aspect of mindfulness practice is the attitude with which we pay attention. Instead of slipping into a harshly judgmental mindset (which often happens automatically), we adopt a sense of curiosity and kindness, which helps us notice our assumptions and be less critical of ourselves and others. This combination of awareness and care enables us to improve the way we manage stress and make choices from a stable base, ultimately empowering us to navigate our lives with greater ease, health, connection, and happiness.

Why Practice?

Most of us are extremely busy, juggling responsibilities and often struggling to find balance. Studies have shown that mindfulness practice can yield myriad benefits, positively impacting our physical, mental, and emotional health, and contributing to: 

  • Greater resilience, balance, and overall wellbeing

  • Lower stress and anxiety

  • Stronger immune systems

  • Improved ability to focus

  • Increased empathy, kindness, patience, and compassion

  • Decreased behavior problems

  • Renewed sense of happiness

  • Healthy, thriving communities at work, school, and home