Harvard Heart Letter

Mindfulness in a hectic world

Focusing on the moment can help calm, and maybe even heal, body and mind.

Make the moment vital and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. — Martha Graham

In this era of multitasking, it's easy to let the moment slip away, lost in the efforts to juggle work, helping a partner who may be ill, overextended children, aging parents, keeping up a house, paying the bills, and worrying about the economy and the world situation. Paying attention to the moment won't deflate those pressures. But it can help you cope with them in a calmer, less stressful way that can be good for your heart, your head, and your body.

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