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Practice ‘Everyday Mindfulness’
Donna Krug

As you read my column today I am returning from a professional development conference in San Antonio, Texas. One of the short ignite presentations titled, “The Stress Less with Mindfulness Program” caught my eye. The program presenters acknowledged that there are both program benefits and barriers related to mindfulness. Their presentation aligned with the most recent KSRE Fact Sheet I have had a hand in preparing.

Two of my Kansas colleagues and I submitted a Fact Sheet and Leaders Guide titled, “Everyday Mindfulness” and it was published in July of this year. Now I am ready to share the information in the Cottonwood Extension District. The fact sheet provides an overview of what mindfulness is and the many benefits of including it in your daily life. Mindfulness has been used effectively in school settings, hospitals, and many other places. 

Join me next week on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at noon at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th Street. I will share the benefits of including mindfulness to handle life in our fast-paced world. The presentation will end with my husband, John, leading a short meditation. Monday, Nov. 5, at noon, I will be presenting the “Everyday Mindfulness” Fact Sheet at the Hays office located at 601 Main Street.

Both programs are free and open to everyone. Please contact either of our Cottonwood District offices if you are interested in participating in either of these programs.

Donna Krug is the Family & Consumer Science agent with K-State Research and Extension – Cottonwood District. Contact her at 620-793-1910 or