Over the last few years, the term "mindfulness" has steadily crept into mainstream American lingo, becoming an accepted secular pursuit rather than a "New Age" hippie philosophy ripped from the pages of Eastern religions (i.e., Buddhism). Articles outlining the benefits of mindfulness and techniques for observing it in daily life are published across a spectrum of media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal to the estimable HuffPo, which felt compelled to declare 2014 the year of the timeless concept of "mindful living."
Lauren Mowery for the Village Voice
Mindfulness, at its core, is a simple idea: It means to be present, in the moment, intentionally and non-judgmentally. Tasting wine can be an exercise in mindfulness.More »