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How Mindful Living Benefits Pets

In a recent blog post, What Do Pets Really Want? I discussed how the best Present you can give your pets is your undivided Presence .  Your pets appreciate and benefit when you're able to sit quietly with them. They understand everyone wins we stay present and centered in mind and body. One way to become Present is by practicing Mindfulness, which is a lot easier said than done given our busy lives, endless distractions, and thoughts. What is Mindfulness?  defines Mindfulness, "as the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us." Animals are naturally mindful because they instinctually live in the here and now, not in the past or future like humans tend to do. They are keenly aware of what's going on around them since their lives depend on it. Pets absolutely know when humans are overwhelmed and reactive and prefer it when the