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Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). She is the author The Little Book of Being, and co-author of Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. She has taught mindfulness for health and well-being since 1999 in a variety of settings including in healthcare, universities, businesses, non-profits, and schools in the US and internationally. Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, O Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Allure, Women’s Health, among others. She created the evidence-based Mindful Awareness Practices Program (MAPs) and is a founding board member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. The LA Times calls her one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness.” A former Buddhist nun, you can find her on the UCLA Mindful, Waking Up and Ten Percent Happier apps or at and

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