Steve, Cricket and I just returned from five days in San Diego ... three of which were for The Art of Mindfulness and Counseling. Perhaps you know you are in the right profession when the day flies by as you soak in 8 hours of amazing messages including an invitation to be silent for 30 minutes during one of our breaks. I whispered to Cricket, Find the Room, where she took me back to our hotel room (good girl!) and then we walked out to this beautiful area just outside our room. Cricket and I sat for our silence: sunshine, birds chirping, a slight ocean breeze near the Torrey Pines Golf Course, some belly rubs for the Cricket and just being in that moment created a beautiful mindfulness experience. What is mindfulness? ongoing, moment by moment awareness of and openness to our current experience without judgment and with acceptance.