Description: Weekly blog updates. Meaning and mindfulness resources, compassion, meditation, purpose, non-violent communication, stress reduction, meditation music and other resources. In a review of research into the benefits of mindfulness, the American Psychological Association found that many studies show that practicing mindfulness reduces stress. (Davis, D. M., Hayes, J., A. What are the benefits of mindfulness? Monitor on Psychology, July/August 2012). Studies show evidence that mindfulness increases positive emotions and decreases negative emotions and anxiety. Farb et al., found that mindfulness shifts a persons ability to use emotion regulation strategies, enabling them to experience emotion selectively.