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Mindfulness meditation may ease anxiety, mental stress

Posted January 08, 2014, 1:05 pm, Updated January 15, 2016, 10:38 am Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter My mom began meditating decades ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the wider public consciousness. Today, at age 81, she still goes to a weekly meditation group and quotes Thich Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist monk known for his practice of mindfulness meditation, or “present-focused awareness.” …

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