Is Mindfulness Just a Fad?

Unknown-1I’m going to share some of the fads I’ve lived through.  When I was a little girl my parents drove one of these.  Happy memories!! ………………

 … Meanwhile in middle school (which was known as junior high) I wanted my hair to look like this ….it never did……..images

Trying to convince a skeptic?  Here’s a free worksheet that lists some of the physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and yoga

 

As an undergraduate at the State University I majored in business, because that’s what everyone else was doing (not very mindful).

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…Most of my friends still typed there their term papers  on one one of theseUnknown-9

…Regular readers of mindful hub will now know what a disaster this was for me.   Lot’s of Liquid White-Out was required.
 

 

At the University I joined one of these fine organizations………………….Unknown-3

 

 

Which unfortunately led to a lot of this………………
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There were no “wellness centers” on college campuses back then……..

On the rare occasions we were thinking about being kind to our bodies we were likely to pop one of these into the VCR……………………..

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Luckily, in my thirties I found this……………………..Unknown-6

 

                                                                          Which not only led me to getting better at this important job………images-1
………but also led me to getting a degree in psychological counseling focusing on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.  So here I am riding the “mindfulness wave” helping the next generation of young adults deal with their own fads……….

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But is mindfulness just a fad?  Are the benefits of mindfulness oversold, much like striped leotards and leggings were in the 80s?

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