Show 234 - What is Mindfulness?

A few years ago, I read an article about the tradition of the prisoners' last meal. And then how it ended in many states.  

One of the stories involved a man requesting a single olive as his last meal. 

That is all that he wanted. He looked at it, held it and then consumed it.

To me, that is an example of a mindfulness practice. In this episode, I'll define what it is and a few resources for you to check out. 

I may not be the best person to talk about mindfulness. I'm getting better at it. And I know it does work because better people than myself do it every single day.

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Resources Mentioned: 

The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety: The 8-Week Solution to Help You Manage Anxiety, Worry & Stress by Tanya J. Peterson. Published by Althea Press. Multiple versions available on

One Minute Mindfulness by Simon Parke is a a group of stories about the mindfulness process. You can find it on Apple iBooks or Amazon.

Mindful Magazine has a full post about mindfulness and the relationship with meditation.

Chris Bergstrom from has an explainer page about mindfulness. The explanations come in three flavors, for kids, teens and adults.


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