Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present, calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and sensations. By being fully present and not forcing things or hiding from them, but actually being with them, we create space to respond in new ways to situations and make wise choices. We cannot have full control over our lives, but with mindfulness we can influence and work with our minds and bodies, learning how to live with greater joy and less anxiety. Making mindfulness a frequent aspect of daily life requires training and a lot of practice. If you’re motivated, minfulness can provide you with a fresh perspective, enabling you to emerge and extend this mental state of ‘being’ to the whole of your life. Anyone can learn and practice mindfulness: People of all ages can benefit and the results can be life-changing.