I think both mindfulness and meditation are words that are thrown around a lot these days. I hear those words quite a bit in therapeutic settings, yoga, and around friends. I have a pretty good understanding of mindfulness meditation, but this infographic sums it up nicely I think. I was surprised by all the benefits it provides! 

I wanted to also include this link here to an article about how meditation transformed the roughest school in San Francisco. It's pretty incredible what this practice can do to a person's life.