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Reflecting on daily life, interactions, choices, events keeps us in the moment. Live in the moment and be present to live life well!
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20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science)

20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science) | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

Via Larry Glover, ThinDifference
Peg Gillard's insight:

Just be and savor the moment, the breath, the heartbeat. It is all you have.

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Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 12, 2013 12:19 PM
Thanks for picking up on this one.
Christina DePugh's curator insight, May 5, 2013 9:37 PM

I love mindful meditation!

Janet M. DeSantis's curator insight, February 7, 2:31 PM

Lastly, if you're not convinced by now, here are some scientific reasons as to why it's healthy to be ""Present to the present!"

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

4 Steps to Mindfulness | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

In today’s fast-paced world, we hardly have a spare minute to do the things for ourselves that help us stay energized and focused. By focusing for a few minutes a couple of times a day to intentionally breathe can completely change our disposition. A study out of the University of Pennsylvania shows that carving out a mere 12 minutes a day to do just that—intentionally breathe—can go a long way toward improving your mood. In addition, meditating can help you get better quality sleep, show more kindness towards others, and reduce inflammation.

 

Here are a series of mini-meditations you can call on throughout your day when you’re feeling like you are coming apart at the seams and need to find your center.

 


Via The BioSync Team, ThinDifference
Peg Gillard's insight:

The power of intentional living and being in the moment heals and strengthens. 

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ThinDifference's curator insight, February 1, 2013 8:17 AM

Take the simple steps to make a big difference in our outlook.

Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 7, 2013 7:40 PM

Following these four simple steps daily will help make mindfulness a part of ordinary time and will open your heart and mind to the world in front of you. 

Shane Davis's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:19 PM

These are easy and they don't require any special conditions to do little mini-meditations. I did two of them before but the lunch one wasn't really my thing. I will be trying it to see how it makes me feel.

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Mindfulness: The Art of Cultivating Resilience | This Emotional Life

Mindfulness: The Art of Cultivating Resilience | This Emotional Life | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Lynda Klau, Ph.D. 0Undeniably, sooner or later, we all have to deal with life’s realities—those hard surprises and “unknowns” that can liter...

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Resilience breeds courage ~ strength of heart.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:22 AM

Finding our reflective center aids our resilience and mindfulness facilitates this process. "There are many ways to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives. As we become increasingly mindful, we can begin to respond from a place of freedom and choice. In other words, we can act with resilience."