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Relationships matter – let mindfulness guide you

By: Cheryl Jones, Aetna Wellness Program Strategy, MBSR trained

Relationships can be a big source of stress. And how we show up in conversations can either be helpful or harmful. Fortunately, mindfulness can improve our relationships – both at home and at work.

Your presence
Consider how you would like others to feel when they leave your presence. Think about the impact you wish to have on other people. You can start by noticing their facial expressions or body language when you’re doing or saying something.

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What is mindfulness?

By: Cheryl Jones, Aetna Wellness Program Strategy, MBSR trained

Let’s understand mindfulness so we can get beyond the hype to the true benefits

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention or noting whatever is happening in the moment with a gentle and open mind. It’s about being present in the moment – the one we’re in right now. This is known as “present moment awareness.”

So, what exactly are we paying attention to?

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