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Discover the power and remarkable benefits
of being present to the current moment.
Being a teen can be stressful. When you’re running from activity to activity, class to class, place to place, it seems like there is no more room to possibly fit anything else in. Your mind is in the past, reviewing an interaction or experience; your mind is in the future, worrying about what’s unknown; your mind is on 3 things at once, multi-tasking and, as a result, not doing your best. Enter: Mindfulness.
In the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.
“Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” —Mindful Schools