Mindfulness—the art of paying attention with an open and curious mind to present-moment experiences—has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners, who have come to the discipline from both within and outside the Buddhist tradition. In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.
About the Author:
Susan Smalley, PhD, is the founder and director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA, bringing twenty years of experience as a professor and behavior geneticist to the emerging area of mindfulness research.
Diana Winston, a former Buddhist nun who has been practicing mindfulness for twenty years, is the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's MARC. They each live in Southern California.
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