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How ‘mindfulness’ can improve mental focus and help you feel better emotionally and physically

When people are told to relax, they might be advised to practice mindfulness, which a Maryland therapist describes as a way to detoxify the brain.

“Mindfulness is about being in control of your mind rather than letting your mind control you,” said Erin VanLuven, a licensed clinical social worker with Kaiser Permanente.

Mindfulness can be achieved by spending time focusing attention on any one single thing, such as the sound of your breath, brushing your teeth or how something tastes.

 

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