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Mind your MIND

‘Mindfulness has a heap of benefits; it can help ease anxiety, improve your mood and boost mentalresilience’

When it comes to personality types, cool, calm and collected isn’t quite my style. I freely admit to being a worrywart from way back, and unless I’m on a beach with a cocktail in hand, it’s safe to say ‘chilling out’ isn’t my forte.

In a bid to stop being a frequent flyer on the stress express, I signed myself up to a beginners’ course in mindfulness and meditation, and judging by the number of bums on seats in my first class, I’m not the only

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