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Worry vs. Mindfulness: A Life Lesson

Worry vs. Mindfulness: A Life Lesson by Judy Marano. Photograph of a storm passing over the ocean by Johanes Plenio
Photograph by Johanes Plenio

How a tattoo helped to connect a mother to her son by reminding her to let go of worry and embrace mindfulness instead

Last summer my son and I decided to get matching tattoos. 

He was heading to graduate school ten hours away, and I was having some trouble with the distance. Instead of sharing in his excitement for the challenges and opportunities ahead of him, all I could focus on were all the potential things that could possibly go wrong that I

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