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Mindfulness


By Megan Harshbarger

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As society becomes increasingly more health-focused, I find the topic of mindfulness to be quite appropriate. Efforts towards becoming physically healthy is usually approached through physical exercise and eating well. But what about mental health? Although mental health has become more normative in treating disorders, I wonder about those who consider themselves as not experiencing any type of mental disorder, if there is any desire towards obtaining a higher level of mental health.

The common phrase of describing the entire human being is “mind, body, and spirit”. Each of these entities can be utilized to their full potential by a multitude of practices. However, I would like to point out a practice which encompasses all aspects of the mind, body and spirit, that can be enhanced through what is called “mindfulness”.