Mindfulness is a skill and practice that we use to help our clients achieve improved mental health and wellness. Mindfulness has been defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist psychology. However, one does not need to identify as a Buddhist to benefit from bringing mindfulness practices into their lives. Mindfulness is centered around the idea of being fully present in the moment, rather than being stuck in the past or preoccupied with the future. Mindfulness is about being able to observe the present moment without judgment. When we can do this, we can live more fully with less suffering. This is a relatively simple concept but is a surprisingly difficult endeavor to achieve. Mindfulness is more than meditation; it is a way of living. Mindfulness is a practice, and we work with my clients to incorporate it into their daily lives to achieve a sense of equanimity.