works cited- ark, Young Chin, and Tom Pyszczynski. Reducing Defensive Responses to Thoughts of Death: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Buddhism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 116, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 101118. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1037/pspp0000163. Kang, Seung Suk, et al. Transcendental Meditation for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, vol. 10, no. 6, Nov. 2018, pp. 675680. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1037/tra0000346. Reddy, J.Shashi Kiran, and Sisir Roy. Meditation as a Preventive Sleep Medicine. NeuroQuantology, vol. 16, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 100103. EBSCOhost, doi:10.14704/nq.2018.16.11.1457. Thesis (must use)- Mindful meditation continually finds itself juxtaposed with benefits regarding mood, cognition, and general quality of being. Header with name, date and page numbers________ 3 full pages to 5 full pages_____ 12 font, Times New Roman Indent all paragraphs 5 spaces _______ Double space THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT_____ One-inch margins______ Introductory paragraph_____ Body paragraphs that support the thesis statement and POD_____ Conclusion_______ 50% opinion_______ 50% research_______ Works Cited in MLA format that includes all sources_______ In-Text Citations_______ Proofread and edit for grammatical errors and sentence errors_______ do not use you or I or we use active verbs avoid run-ons and comma splices and fragments Do not include a cover page. Use a header on each typed page instead*** FOLLOW THE ESSAY OUTLINE FORM AND INCLUDE ALL THE 34 PIECES IN THE RESEARCH PAPER YOUR PAPER SHOULD BE BETWEEN 3-5 PAGES USE MLA FORMAT: 12 FONT, DOUBLE SPACE, ONE INCH MARGINS, TIMES NEW ROMA INCLUDE IN-TEXT CITATIONS AND A WORKS CITED PAGE ( SEE LINKS–ON THE LEFT HAND COLUMN) FOR REVIEW AND SAMPLES OF WORKS CIITED AND IN-TEXT CITATIONS FROM PURDUE UNIVERSITY OWL) USE ACTIVE VERBS PROOFREAD AND EDIT FOR GRAMMAR ERRORS AND SENTENCE ERRORS ALL OF YOUR SOURCES MUST BE PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS, BOOKS OR EBOOKS. NO EXCEPTIONS. ( SEE MIAMI DADE CATALOG AND DATABASES FOR CREDIBLE SOURCES) Include a minimum of 3 PEER REVIEWED sources 50% OF THE PAPER WILL BE RESEARCH AND 50% OF THE PAPER WILL BE OPINION Do not plagiarize, cut and paste or use any sources without citing the sources in the paper. (IN-TEXT CITATIONS ARE MANDATORY AND EXPECTED) Use active verbs Add to this if you can please The land of the free, home to a plethora of cultures, ethnicities and varying opinions. Opinions encompassing such topics as education reform, favorite brand of cereal and preference between Crest and Colgate. In the midst of a cataclysmic western society embedded in partisan and bridging gaps of understanding that rivals Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in length, one yearns to find their medium. Said medium, multi layered under a loaded word like peace, describing a state of tranquility. Whats your peace? Fishing? Dancing? Gaming? Whatever the case may be, the provision of cathartic periods may more than just provide a medium but an escape. An escape which quantifies ones perspective of life, untangling the distorted and intertwining strings influenced by perception. Worry, despair, and doubt races through the ligaments causing a shockwave of fear. Fear of what? The very moment superseding the next. This description allows one to form an inclination of what dealing with a mental illness as debilitating as General Anxiety Disorder may seem like. For anxiety ridden individuals whom deals with unsettling feelings and mood switches dependent on level of angst, sifting for an escape, evading the ominous emotions of doom and confusion. Breathe, just breathe words chanted when one faces a panic attack. Hearing words repeated may not register at the peak of this frantic, fear induced saga caused by circular thought patterns. For others being shown to incorporate deep breaths, slowly but surely quells the hysteria. What bell does the word meditation ring? Mantras, yoga, hippies, Buddhism, with legs crossed, pointer finger to thumb humming reenactment often a registered correlation. Though correct in spirit, many seem to miss the essence of meditation and the mindfulness trailing behind it. A simple science focused on optimizing breathing patterns all while defragmenting the accumulation of clutter caused by the daily happenings of life.