Mindfulness Activity

Sep
02

Mindfulness Activity #166

Good Morning. Apologies for my lack of mindfulness yesterday. I got caught up in activities. As routines change with the end of summer, it can be difficult to maintain the practice of regular mindfulness. If you do not have time to practice, take two deep breaths in and out as you delete an email. Or, […]

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Aug
31

Mindfulness Activity #165

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Good Morning People!  Have you ever woken up, thought of what you have ahead of you for the day and felt agitated before your day has even started? We carry stress in our bodies. I can feel mine in my neck and in my jaws. Take a minute this morning to check in […]

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Aug
30

Mindfulness Activity #164

Mindfulness for Fatigue Good Morning. This morning, I was reading a dharma talk (a talk or teaching by a Buddhist teacher). The topic of the talk was on fatigue. Crises cause us to experience strong emotions. Fear or anxiety then create stress hormones that give us energy to meet the crisis. Over time, however, that […]

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Aug
29

Mindfulness Activity #163

Radical Acceptance Good Morning! Yesterday, two giant trees fell on my house. When something bad happens, gratitude can be helpful. Fortunately, the trees didn’t hurt anyone or come inside the house. I am grateful for that, but I’m not totally there with acceptance. The trees damaged some parts of the roof, the chimney, knocked out […]

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Aug
28

Mindfulness Activity #162

Inner Critic Mindfulness Good Morning. Today’s Mindfulness practice focuses on the inner critic. I have been watching a lot of youth tennis these days and I have observed kids literally screaming out loud to themselves, “Are you stupid?” “You suck.” Obviously it does not help their concentration or their game. We may not all be […]

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Aug
26

Mindfulness Activity #161

Good Morning! Today’s practice is to greet your day thoughtfully. Before you begin anything else you need to do, before you even think about all that you need to do or want to do today, begin your day by connecting to your world in a connected and centered way. Sit tall, stretch and roll your […]

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Aug
25

Mindfulness Activity #160

Good Afternoon! Apologies for sending this out later than normal. This time of year is hectic for many people. Summer is still here, but it is beginning to get darker earlier. People are beginning to prepare for fall. This year, because of COVID restrictions, we do not know what to prepare for. This has resulted […]

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Aug
24

Mindfulness Activity #159

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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Aug
23

Mindfulness Activity #158

Mindful Stretching Good Morning! Mindfulness is all about noticing your experience. Because we live our lives in our bodies, our physical sensations are often the starting place for noticing. Breath is often emphasized. Today’s practice is a guided mindfulness practice that directs you to notice and connect breath and body as you stretch different areas […]

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Aug
22

Mindfulness Activity #157

Good morning. ️It is a beautiful, sunny day today. Definitely something to be grateful for. Somehow we often forget how special this is until winter when we really miss the warmth of summer. The idea of present connectedness has us squarely in the present, not wishing for past or future—just taking in the present without […]

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Aug
21

Mindfulness Activity #156

Loving Kindness Independent Practice Week-Day 5 Good Morning. You have made it to Friday. A whole work week of practice. Take a moment to reflect. Are you able to notice any impact from your practice? Does beginning your day with a routine of Metta Practice shape your day or your responses to your day? Stretch […]

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Aug
20

Mindfulness Activity #155

Loving Kindness Independent Practice Week-Day 4 Good Morning. Today we continue to practice the Loving Kindness practice each of you have chosen for the week. Are you becoming frustrated with the same practice? Do you find comfort in the routine? Notice these things as they are all part of the practice. Stretch and breathe, settle […]

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