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A Totally Simple (but Not So Easy) Exercise to Try Today

Season 6 Episode 608
Aired on 04/12/2015 | CC tv-14
Renowned scientist and author Jon Kabat-Zinn says practicing mindfulness can completely change how you cope with stress and pain and can shift the entire way you think, feel, work and play. "It's totally simple, but it's not so easy," he says.

Want to be more mindful? Here's how. "If you start to pay attention to where your mind is, most of the time it's not in the present moment. It's off someplace else, obsessing about the past or planning or worrying about the future," he says. "So what mindfulness is is a particular way of paying attention and the awareness that arises from paying attention in that way."

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