There’s no doubt that you’ve heard of mindfulness. It’s difficult to watch the news, read a magazine, or surf the web without running across the topic of mindfulness. You’ve probably heard about all the wonderful benefits, but perhaps you’re a little fuzzy about what it actually is. Everyone seems to have their own perspective. Many people know it’s related to Buddhism. But who has time to go live in a monastery in Tibet or Sri Lanka? Do you need a meditation pillow to practice mindfulness? Do you need to wear a robe, chant, and meditate for hours on end? Do you have to shave your head and swear an oath of poverty and chastity?