According to the American Psychological Association (APA.org, 2012), mindfulness is: “…a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment. In this sense, mindfulness is a state and not a trait. While it might be promoted by certain practices or activities, such as meditation, it is not equivalent to or synonymous with them.”

Mindfulness Before and During Pregnancy

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Mindfulness Therapy Instead of Antidepressants

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Mindfulness Could Prevent Menopausal Symptoms

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Mindfulness Training May Ease IVF Stress

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Strategies to Improve Mindfulness During Pregnancy

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Meditation: A Magic Wand Against Stress

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Mindfulness Training Reduces Urge to Smoke

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