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Wellness Matters: Hanging on to negative thoughts? Don’t, try mindfulness instead

By Jan Carden KyForward columnist   We all struggle with negative thinking – negative thinking about our work, our bodies, our financial situation, other people, the meal we just ate, politics, the future, something someone said to us, events in the past.   It’s seemingly endless.   But it’s not surprising. We are hardwired to track and to hold onto negative information...

Wellness Matters: Live mindfully this spring to improve mood, reduce stress, be happier

By Jan Carden KyForward columnist   There’s a wealth of information about the benefits of mindfulness. Being present in the moment without judging or reacting is associated with improved mood, a reduction in stress responses, enhanced concentration, better relationships and overall healthier living.   Very naturally we can get caught up in what is not going right, focused on what we want,...