Mindfulness: Finding ways to calm the busy brain
Anna G. Larson, INFORUM: When Heidi Brammer walked her dog, she’d focus on problems and other situations that made her anxious.
“I would get so focused on what was going on in my mind,” Brammer, of Moorhead, says. “Now I intentionally make myself aware of what’s going on around me.”
She uses mindfulness to calm her busy brain. Mindfulness is trying to be present in the moment without judgment, says Nadine Hillesheim, a counselor at The Village Family Service Center in Fargo.
In short, it’s stopping to smell the roses.
“We spend most of the time in our heads thinking about what’s…