Mindfulness is just this – the act of being consciously aware, of focusing on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Mindfulness has had a recent surge in popularity, having started back some 2,600 years ago in Buddhist times because of the self-awareness it brings. Research shows that mindful practices improve concentration, inspire creativity, and add meaningfully to the lives of others. Whether the ability to manage stress or achieve nirvana-like relaxation and focus, the qualities of mindfulness can help increase our leadership skills and personal satisfaction. #brandher