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From Our Experts: Give Yourself the Gift of Presence

By Laurie Hopkins, MS OTR/L
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present.”

I am choosing the words of one of the wisest and most noble women in North American history, Eleanor Roosevelt, to begin my “tis the season” article for this column. Further I am using the theme of presents, which often dominates our various celebrations throughout the month of December; albeit often limited to a material form of gift giving, as a way to draw attention to the need for increased mindfulness, self-regulation, modulation…..and yes, being in the present moment.