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Mindfulness

Mindfulness has become a popular concept both in the mental health field as well as the culture at large. It can be defined as a mental state that is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Mindfulness involves being engaged in the present rather than reviewing the past or anticipating the future. While this may sound like a simple concept, many distractions compete for our attention in today’s world. Western culture tends to value productivity rather than reflection, quantity over quality, as we wear “being busy” like a badge of importance. However, practicing mindfulness appear

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