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By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

What is our infatuation with mindfulness these days? Has it become a buzz word and an enigma simply because we’ve allowed ourselves to get too busy?

I doubt our ancestors needed to schedule time to sit and think about nothing or to be present when they were foraging food. It was a natural instinct, one that didn’t require shifting priorities or rescheduling their lives. It was just breathing and living life.

So what happened to us? Why do we need CDs and programs to return us back to that state of mind? More importantly, how far have you gone from your own sense of moment-to-moment living? And can being more mindful be the key to living a better life?

You made these your most popular posts of the week. And they all tie in with being conscious and mindful. What’s the connection? Maybe there is an inherent desire in us to notice the little moments in our lives, to temporarily forget about the external chaos that demands our attention and refocus our energies on what’s really important-the flowers blooming in front of us, our children growing up, our inner selves craving positive change and transformation. These posts will help you get there. Have a great week!

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