Be mindful not mind full

According to mindful.org Mindfulness is defined as "...the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us." and made popular in the West by Thich Nhat Hanh, Herbert Benson and Jon Kabat-Zinn. But what happens if you're new to it or you're experiencing a rough patch, how can Mindfulness really help you? Can it help you? Here's what I've learned about Mindfulness since I started practicing it many years ago.