Mindfulness offers us a way to see more clearly and be more aware of what’s happening within us and around us in the world. It's definitely something I lost touch with when I was trapped in addiction, but even in recovery, there's times when I find myself not paying attention to what I'm thinking and how I'm responding.

We can learn to be mindful of how we approach life, how we view ourselves and others, and how we navigate interpersonal relationships. Being mindful is another way of saying that we’re being watchful—watchful of our mindset, emotions, and behaviors and noticing how it makes us feel inside.