What do you think of when you hear the word "meditation"? Perhaps you imagine a Tibetan monk tucked away in silence in a centuries-old monastery. Maybe you envision a crystal-wielding flower child having a psychedelic experience in a Volkswagen van. The science is clear: practicing mindfulness is good for you. Just as you can exercise the body for better performance, the mind too can be trained, honed, and sharpened. Mindfulness has been shown to break negative thought patterns, reduce stress/ anxiet... I am in a room at Ramapo College, discovering-along with seven fellow neophytes in the practice of mindfulness-that remaining in the present moment isn't nearly as simple as it sounds. James Morley, the director of Ramapo's Krame Center for Contemplative ... VideoLindy Klim poses inside a meditation pod in Martin Place during the Virgin Mobile and Smiling Mind partnership launch on October 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for Virgin Mobile) Life is full of unexpected turns.... Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness. We often understand mindfulness as a path toward stress-reduction or spiritual awakening. But mindfulness can also create a foundation for intimate relationships. Being present means noticing what we're experiencing inside now. In his popular book Whereve... Eating is one of the most common activities we multitask. There's a case to be made for multitasking, but if it's your goal to be a little more mindful, you can practice focusing on the task at hand while you eat. Make your mealtime distraction-free and j... "The New Year is a wonderful time to redouble our commitment to mindfulness. Yet even as we set goals, it's important to be aware of any self-judging. Are the merciless standards of perfectionism just waiting to clamp down? Or can we combine commitment to... We know from research that mindfulness and meditation has many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, increase in focus, and boost your overall sense of happiness. Mindfulness can also help you let go of negative thought patterns.