10-Minute Mindfulness: 71 Simple Habits For Living In The Present Moment

10 minute mindfulness


Which of the following statements best describes you?

You go through your day with little stress or anxiety, rarely worrying or thinking about the past, savoring each moment to the fullest. 

You go through the day with your mind racing, stressed-out about all you have to do, with little time to focus on what's really important or meaningful to you.

If you chose the latter statement, you are like most people.

Life is hectic and demanding, and to make matters worse, our minds have a way of ruminating on challenges and worries, creating more anxiety and unhappiness.

But what if you could jump of the negative mental treadmill, calm your mind, and focus more on the present moment? What if you could tap into inner peace at any time?

You can do when you develop the habit of mindfulness.

My co-author (Steve Scott) and I just released our latest book, 10-Minute Mindfulness:71 Simple Habits for Living in the Present Moment, to help you do just that. (more…)

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