(Read Houston Chronicle’s Kyrie O’Connor November 2015 interview with Vicki: Mindfulness: Calm in the Holiday Storm.)
Let’s face it — we live in an age of endless and relentless distractions.
Most of us are overwhelmed by a deluge of incoming data, choices, and information. The simple practice of mindfulness offers the opportunity to experience deeper levels of concentration, focus, and a greater sense of well-being.
Mindfulness is the practice of attending to the present moment, being aware of what is happening in the body, mind and in the environment around us.
Over the past 30 years, the practice of meditation and mindfulness has emerged from obscurity into mainstream culture.
Mindfulness programs and classes can be found almost everywhere — in schools, hospitals, prisons, corporations, and a host of other settings.