Mindfulness is about waking up to life and what it means to be fully human.
The practice of mindfulness is marked by openness and curiosity toward your experience. Mindfulness meditation develops awareness and compassion, which are essential to living skillfully. Compassionate attention helps develop many qualities and abilities such as focus, clarity, insight, love, compassion, and joy. These translate into reduced stress and anxiety, improvements in health and mental wellbeing, and greater adaptability and appreciation in life. Mindfulness practice helps us to take care of ourselves and thus transform the suffering and stress in our lives and in our society.
On this site you can learn about and sign up for the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), also known as our 8-week Mindfulness Meditation Course and discover the benefits of practicing mindfulness meditation. In addition to information on our classes, you will also find information about one-on-one mindfulness training and how it helps lessen the suffering from stress, chronic pain, depression relapse, and other life challenges. We also offer fully accredited training programs specifically designed for medical and mental health professionals, retreats and daylong workshops for anyone who is interested in living with greater ease, connection, and skillfulness. All training, courses, retreats are conducted by Micki Fine M.Ed., L.P.C., founder of Mindful Living and pioneer of mindfulness in Houston, TX since 1994. Micki is a certified mindfulness instructor (certification from the Center for Mindfulness - University of Massachusetts Medical School) and practicing licensed professional counselor in since 1990.
Anderson Cooper, of 60 Minutes, talks about the benefits of mindfulness with University of Massachusetts neuroscientist Jean King, Vietnam veteran and mindfulness teacher Ralph Steele, and sports psychologist George Mumford.