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Art & Soul: The Art Of Better Living - What Is Mindfulness And How Can It Make Your Life Better?

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On this week’s Art & Soul: The Art of Better Living, Lisa Barry talks to Claire Weiner and Dr. Libby Robinson from the Ann Arbor Center For Mindfulnessabout the benefits of mindfulness and what exactly that means.

According to Weiner and Robinson, mindfulness is a different way of paying close attention to the moment, and it provides a whole slew of benefits from raising one’s mood, moving out of a negative mindset, as well as coping with physical pain and other issues that come up in everyday life.

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Dr. Libby Robinson (Left) and Claire Weiner (right) at the WEMU Studios.

“The practice of mindfulness can bring your awareness to the present and is a good tool for reducing stress,” says Weiner.

Weiner adds that when we’re more aware of what’s going on in the present, we can be more aware of our emotional states, our thoughts, and how our interactions with other people are affecting us and others.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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