DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3

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In my previous post, I wrote about my first experience attending a mindfulness session. Needless to say, it was a successful experiment, and keen to learn more, I returned to the Hammer to see what the subsequent mindfulness sessions would inspire.

My second session was led by Diana Winston-whose soothing voice and demeanor left me refreshed and invigorated.

In the lobby before my third session, I had an opportunity to speak with Diana Winston, where I was eager to tell her that I fell asleep during my first session.  “That happens often,“ she nodded and explained. At some level, I was disappointed to learn that my newly discovered personal mystery was “ordinary.”

Perhaps the Tibetan singing bowls would add some new mystery to the experience.  And so they did.  They seem to be played with a brush that circles around the outside to create the sounds.

Although these adventures are new to me, Aetna is already delivering evidence-based mind-body stress management programs via emindful, while Deepak Chopra and Oprah want to make meditation a global phenomenon.

Do you think that I am already late to the mindfulness party?

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