mind·​ful·​ness | \ ˈmīn(d)-fəl-nəs How to pronounce mindfulness (audio) \

Definition of mindfulness

1 : the quality or state of being mindful
2 : the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis also : such a state of awareness

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Examples of mindfulness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one suited man at my mindfulness session turned out to be the fiance of speaker Dr. Shauna Shapiro. Flora Tsapovsky, SFChronicle.com, "I spent a year at women’s empowerment conferences: Hear me roar," 8 Jan. 2020 With simple 5-minute lessons, the app features more than a thousand meditations guided by mindfulness teachers from around the world. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Making New Year’s resolutions? These free tech apps can help you attain your goals," 30 Dec. 2019 Mini Mindfulness for grades K–4 and up: Taught by Lani Gerszonovicz from Banner Day Camp, children will learn powerful, fun, and engaging A–Z mindfulness strategies that can be practiced almost any time and anywhere. chicagotribune.com, "Calendar: Sign language club meeting Saturday in Antioch," 10 Dec. 2019 Relieved of its religious baggage, mindfulness became a fit subject for scientific study. The Economist, "Hippie Inc: how the counterculture went corporate," 29 Nov. 2019 Beyond stationery fanatics, De la Montagne adds that Maurèle’s quiet luxury aesthetic might appeal to acolytes of the thriving mindfulness movement seeking to disconnect from the chaos of technology. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "The dread of unsolicited email is fueling the revival of personal stationery," 14 Nov. 2019 My mindfulness practice allowed me to process stressful moments more clearly. Tatiana Boncompagni, Marie Claire, "When Did Work Get So Woo-Woo?," 28 Oct. 2019 Detractors argue that environmental protection should be left to the government and that mindfulness of stakeholders will reduce corporate efficiency. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "It’s Time for Corporate America to Rewrite Its Responsibility to Sustainability," 3 Sep. 2019 The study found that mindfulness meditation helped people with their anxiety, depression, and pain. Brierley Horton, al, "Health or Hype? Which alternative health trends are worth a try," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of mindfulness

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mindfulness was circa 1530

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5 Feb 2020

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“Mindfulness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mindfulness?utm_campaign=sd&utm_medium=serp&utm_source=jsonld. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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