Orlando and Tampa Bay, FL – Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD, a national authority on mindfulness and mindful living, is a featured expert in the JWTIntelligence “10 Trends for 2014 and Beyond.” Dr. Romie is a mind-body medicine physician, neurologist and certified yoga and meditation instructor. She discusses the medicine behind mindfulness in the JWT Trendwatcher publication, in which the global marketing company predicts that mindful living is a big trend for 2014.
Dr. Romie serves as an integrated medical practitioner, corporate consultant and highly sought after speaker, connecting people to mind-body wellness. “Mindfulness ties directly to physical, mental and spiritual health,” said Dr. Romie, “as scientific and medical studies have confirmed what centuries of people practicing mindful techniques have already known.”
“Mindfulness is a state of being,” said Dr. Romie. “When we are fully mindful of the present, we stop ruminating about the past or worrying about the future.” If our focus is on the past or the future, we cannot be fully active in the present moment.
Dr. Romie described mindfulness as: “paying attention, and thus being present in the current moment without distractions. The concept has been around for centuries, originating from Eastern philosophies, but today a number of factors are propelling more people toward the practice. “There is a reason why this trend is emerging now,” said Dr. Romie. She described how people are growing weary of the multiplying demands on their attention and are overwhelmed by a bombardment of information.
“Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques offer a solution,” she says, maintaining that the benefits start internally, with a person creating emotional, physical and mental harmony. “The benefits of mindful living then emerge throughout a person’s whole life-through their work, relationships and improved health. When a person has this type of balance, they are less affected by changes in external circumstances, such as stress, anger, fear and anxiety.”
One thread in realizing balance, also highlighted by JWT as an emerging trend in mindful living, is JOMO, or the Joy Of Missing Out. JOMO touts that it is okay to miss the cocktail party or the beach vacation that your friends are on, and just be in the moment. “We often think, ‘I should have, I could have, or if I would have done-some activity-it would have brought me joy.’ Even if that were true,” said Dr. Romie, “the joy of missing out often leads us to being still and thus being present in the moment, and that is mindfulness-the path to inner-peace.”
For more information on Dr. Romie or to schedule her for a speaking engagement or consultation, please visit her on her website: www.brainbodybeauty.com. Also, in January of 2014, Dr. Romie will launch her new book on mindful living and a guided meditation CD to help set the course of a new year filled with self-empowerment, mindfulness and inner peace.