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Mindful Awareness Offers a Gentle Antidote to Daily Stress More than 20 -million American adults report using some form of meditation, and that number is on the rise. At UCLA, experts in the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) train people to increase their attention and focus on present- moment experiences through meditation. Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at MARC and author of Fully Present, has been teaching mindfulness practices since 1993. UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)