What is Mindfulness?


Mindfulness is the state of active, open attention to the present.  It is achieved by purposefully focusing your attention to the unfolding of your experience in the present moment, with a gentle and open mind. It means becoming aware of what is happening in the here-and-now, both internally, and in the external world around you. It allows you to observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them to be “good” or “bad.”  When you’re mindful, you are living fully in the present moment, instead of letting life pass you by.  

The Mindfulness Toolkit was designed to introduce you to the concept of mindfulness, share the most current information regarding its benefits and applications and provide you with practical tools for beginning to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life.  As you begin to explore the ideas and tools within the Mindfulness Toolkit, know that there is no "right" or "wrong" way to begin practicing greater mindfulness. Remember, the journey of a thousand miles always begins with a single step.


benefits of mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness improves both mental and physical health. Learn more about the benefits of living mindfully.

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mindfulness resources

The Mindfulness Toolkit contains a wide array of helpful resources that will help you live mindfully.

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