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Mindfulness: Why happiness is not the best outcome

Researchers at University College London have come up with a formula that appears to predict happiness. At first glance, you would think that to achieve this, mindfulness would play a large part. You’re wrong. Here’s the gist of the happiness equation: Happiness can be determined by the size of the gap between some achievement or […]

Mindfulness? Learn it from your children

Mindfulness means paying attention completely to the present moment. It means being fully absorbed in what’s going on right now–without judging or criticising. Just being here, right now, fully awake and aware–that’s mindfulness. And that’s children. The younger the child, the more often he or she is mindful. Children become completely absorbed by whatever they’re […]

Why It’s Not a Good Idea to ‘Practice’ Mindfulness

Mindfulness is everywhere. There are workshops, seminars, and courses on mindfulness at every turn, not to mention a steadily growing number of self help books on the subject. However, unless you are introduced to mindfulness properly, you may well end up feeling more stressed when you try it, rather than less! Why is this? Mindfulness […]