One year ago CBS 60 Minutes Anderson Cooper reported on what it's like to try to achieve mindfulness, a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions.
This is the way Anderson Cooper introduced the segment:
"Our lives are filled with distractions -email, Twitter, texting we're constantly connected to technology, rarely alone with just our thoughts. Which is probably why there's a growing movement in America to train people to get around the stresses of daily life. It's a practice called "mindfulness" and it basically means being aware of your thoughts, physical sensations, and surroundings.
Tonight, we'll introduce you to the man who's largely responsible for mindfulness gaining traction. His name is Jon Kabat-Zinn and he thinks mindfulness is the answer for people who are so overwhelmed by life, they feel they aren't really living at all."
You can read the transcript here.