Mindfulness Activity

Sep
27

Mindfulness Activity #186

Mindfulness While Cleaning Good Morning. I have a love-hate relationship with cleaning. I actually like cleaning and scrubbing, but I hate it when the tasks pile up that the enjoyment goes out of it. That’s a problem for another day though… Cleaning is a perfect task for mindfulness practice because people have strong feelings about […]

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Sep
26

Mindfulness Activity #185

Recharge Practice for the Weekend Good Morning! Weekends are times when it can be helpful to make a conscious choice to relax and recharge. It might be tempting to tackle household or organizing chores. It’s great to do all this as long as it feels like a choice instead of an obligation. If those are […]

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Sep
25

Mindfulness Activity #184

Breath to Create Positive Energy Good Morning. I was thinking about how amazing it is that the people I work with have been able to continue to deliver services to people throughout lockdowns and quarantines. Sometimes with the use of Zoom or other virtual platforms and sometimes with fairly elaborate PPE and sanitizing procedures. Then […]

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Sep
24

Mindfuless Activity #183

One thing slowly I decided to write a mindfulness today for when you are scattered and feeling overwhelmed with competing priorities. It does not matter if you have a lot of available time or your schedule is jam packed, either way you can become overwhelmed, indecisive, sluggish or even impulsive if you are feeling pressured […]

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Sep
24

Mindfulness Activity #182

Kind Attention Today’s mindfulness practice is not only about being connected to the present moment. It is about what prevents us from getting and staying connected.. Shauna Shapiro, a mindfulness researcher and mindfulness teacher, has emphasized in her definition of mindfulness the concept of “kind attention.” Kind attention is a gentleness with one’s self and […]

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Sep
20

Mindfulness Activity #181

Mindfulness with Music Good Morning. Today’s practice is mindfulness to a very relaxing piece of flute music. By now, most of you are becoming familiar with these practices so feel free to do your favorite–breathing in and out with a longer exhale or half smile or stretching or mindful walking. To begin, breathe in once […]

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Sep
19

Mindfulness Activity #180

Loving Kindness for Loss The last half-year has been stunning in terms of the number of losses people have faced individually and we have faced collectively as a country. It seems that every morning there are new shocks and new losses. Mass shootings in our country remain the highest in ANY developed country in the […]

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Sep
18

Mindfulness Activity #179

Mindfulness While Cleaning Good Morning. There is a whole industry designed to organizing, simplifying, and creating a picture perfect life. Marie Kondo says to only keep items that spark joy. My stapler doesn’t do that, but I keep it anyway… So, as with anything, balance is the goal. If we get to [perfectionistic, we are […]

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Sep
18

Mindfulness Activity #178

Gratitude Good Morning. Today’s practice is about gratitude. Research has shown that intentionally practicing gratitude makes us happier. It changes our brain and gets rid of a negative cognitive set…in other words, it frees us from scanning the world for bad things. For today’s practice it does not matter if you think about one thing […]

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Sep
15

Mindfulness Activity #177

Quick Mindfulness for Stress or Fatigue Good Morning. I’m not sure about you, but this morning I’m feeling a little stressed and a little tired from all that I have to do today before I have done it. Whenever you want to avoid the day or have negative thoughts about it before it has begun, […]

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Sep
15

Mindfulness Activity #176

Peace and Calm Good Morning. Today’s practice is often considered a winding down practice. You can do it before sleep. Savasana (pronounced sha-va-sunah), is a yoga practice that ends many yoga classes. Savasana is also called corpse pose. It is a deep relaxing, restorative pose. Most of you will be beginning your day with today’s […]

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Sep
13

Mindfulness Activity #175

Rolling with Change… Good Morning. There is a difference between noticing something and being mindful. Being mindful involves noticing as something happens (not making sense of your experience afterwards) and it involves noticing without judgment. It’s often the noticing without judgment part that is the most challenging. I woke up today and opened the door […]

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