The secret to having more ease in life is through presence, which can be achieved through cultivating and practicing mindfulness. Although recently it has become a more commonly used word, the practice of mindfulness itself dates back several years through ancient teachings. Mindfulness teaches us train our mind to be present with our emotions so that we have a better handle of them.  It is simply the practice of being aware of the present moment. By noticing what is happening in the present moment, we can find ourselves connected to right now, instead of later today, or this morning. When we are connected to the present moment, there is only the current moment. In that moment we can dig deeper into what may be happening within ourselves, in our minds, within our bodies as we investigate our experience with the present moment. We can do this for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Being able to be in touch with our present moment experience requires learning basic mindfulness and cultivating the practice into your daily life.