From the Boston Globe:
Mindful of ways to get healthy
WHO: Jon Kabat-Zinn
WHAT: Kabat-Zinn, a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and founding director of its Stress Reduction Clinic, recently published two books: ‘‘Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment — and Your Life,’’ and ‘‘The Mind’s Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue With the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation.’’
Q. What exactly is mindfulness?
A. Mindfulness is awareness. It’s the awareness that arises by paying attention, on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Mindfulness is not just a concept or a good idea, it’s a way of being.
Q. That sounds easy, but as you write, it’s not.
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