Dispatch distractions by living in the momentBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-and-distraction/MY02240
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Edward T. Creagan, M.D.read biographyclose window
Edward T. Creagan, M.D.Edward Creagan, M.D.
"The magic of the electronic village is transforming health information. The mouse and keyboard have extended the stethoscope to the 500 million people now online." — Dr. Edward Creagan
The power of the medium inspires Dr. Edward Creagan as he searches for ways to share Mayo Clinic's vast resources with the general public.
Dr. Creagan, a Newark, N.J., native, is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice medicine and palliative care. He has been with Mayo Clinic since 1973 and in 1999 was president of the staff of Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Creagan, a professor of medical oncology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, was honored in 1995 with the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine Award and in 1992 with the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, Mayo's highest recognition. He has been recognized with the American Cancer Society Professorship of Clinical Oncology.
He describes his areas of special interest as "wellness as a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-financial model" and fitness, mind-body connection, aging and burnout.
Dr. Creagan has been an associate medical editor with Mayo Clinic's health information websites and has edited publications and CD-ROMs and reviewed articles.
"We the team of (the website) provide reliable, easy-to-understand health and wellness information so that each of us can have productive, meaningful lives," he says.
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Dispatch distractions by living in the moment
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
It is obvious from the blog comments that stress is a major distraction. We live in an age of distractions — and interruptions — fueled by technology. There's no place to unwind. There's no place to hide.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
An established technique for tuning out distractions is mindfulness. A description I like of mindfulness is that it's total engagement, total absorption in the moment, not looking back or ahead, but being focused and aware of your breathing, your body and your environment just for a few minutes.
It's challenging not looking down the road or around the next curve. Or is it? After all, the past is gone. The future may never arrive. All you have is the present moment. It's up to you how to use it. Choose wisely.blog index