Mindfulness Activity

Oct
25

Mindfulness Activity #200

Better Sleep I joke with one of the administrators that I work with that I needed to get a mouth guard because of the stress associated with working with them. The truth is none of us are immune to stress. Mindfulness absolutely helps with the way in which we take in, process and manage stress. […]

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Oct
18

Mindfulness Activity #199

Breath to Create Positive Energy Good Morning. Whenever you wake up and are just not feeling it, you have a choice to struggle to get through the day or to make a shift. Today’s practice shifts mood with breath through. This can be done seated or laying down on a bed or on a mat […]

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Oct
18

Mindfulness Activity #198

Persistence Good Morning. Zen teaches us that often our problems often result from misperception. Take for instance, Seligman’s puppies. There was a science experiment that involved puppies being locked into a pen and shocked. The puppies tried to escape, but they failed. Soon, the experimenters unlocked the door to the pen, but the animals remained. […]

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Oct
14

Mindfulness Activity #196

Mindfulness with Weight Good Morning. Today’s practice involves sensation to weight. Many people are feeling unsteady in the world. Many, many things in the future are unsure and out of our control. Mindfulness teaches us that acceptance can protect us from unnecessary suffering. The suffering comes from inability to accept our emotions about unpleasant things […]

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Oct
13

Mindfulness Activity #195

Join My Brief Mindfulness Practice Today Good Morning! Cold and rainy here…thought we could try a mindfulness I recorded this spring. For this practice, just sit and notice the sights and sounds of nature. Wishing for a calm day for each of you and if it cannot be calm, wishing you a quick return to […]

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Oct
08

Mindfulness Activity #194

Willfulness Good Morning. Nothing grows willfulness and anger like willfulness in others. Anytime you feel like you have locked horns with someone, you can probably feel willfulness. Whether dealing with a toddler who repeats NO over and over, a teenager stuck in their position, or when you are in a conflict with a partner or […]

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Oct
07

Mindfulness Activity #193

Using Mindfulness to Regulate Mood Good Morning. One of the main benefits of mindfulness I sell to people is the fact that when you train your mind with practice, you can control your attention and your mood instead of having your day determined by negative thoughts or unpleasant emotions. When you deepen your mindfulness practice, […]

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Oct
06

Mindfulness Activity #192

Balance Filter Good Morning. Each morning, I get an email that digests headlines and content from The New York Times, The Post, and other media outlets all in one source. To give you a picture of today’s news: NYPD arrests High, murders on the rise…, 100+ schools close days after opening, City councilmen expelled for […]

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Oct
05

Mindfulness Activity #191

Observe Leaves for Three Minutes Good Morning. Today’s practice involves simply observing leaves on a tree. The task is just to notice with your full attention. If other thoughts arise, put your energy into noticing more details. If you have any judgments about the practice or the leaves you are observing, let them go and […]

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Oct
03

Mindfulness Activity #190

Fall Mindfulness Good Morning. Today is an absolutely beautiful fall morning. So, I thought a practice that involves nature would be fitting. You can simply get outside and walk, listening to leaves underfoot, breathing in the smells, and takin gin the colors. Or, you might try to use the practice of viewing a mandala made […]

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Sep
29

Mindfulness Activity #188

Acceptance Again Good Morning! Today’s practice is about learning to accept. We have discussed this before, but I find this is a lesson most of us need over and over again. Zen teaches us that attachment to things, to ideas, to the need for things to be a certain way-cause us to suffer. We have […]

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Sep
28

Mindfulness Activity #187

Brief Mindfulness Good Morning. Today’s practice is a very brief practice. Use practices like this when you are tempted to skip practice for the day. Even 3 minutes can dramatically change your day. Get settled, click the following brief link and follow the guided practice. When you are done, return with a single deep breath […]

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