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Aug
14

Mindfulness Activity #149

Loving Kindness Series Day 19 Good Morning! As you read this email, take a moment to reflect on your practice the last 2 weeks. Do you notice any effects outside of your practice time? Sometimes, we can sit, but it doesn’t feel authentic. When this happens, we can become frustrated and give up on practicing. […]

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Aug
13

Mindfulness Activity #148

Loving Kindness Series Day 18 Good Morning. Today we will focus on loving kindness for its ability to create self-compassion. Have you ever noticed that at times you can be your own worst enemy. When you criticize yourself, doubt yourself, drive yourself too harshly, or are perfectionistic and rigid, you make reaching your own goals […]

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Aug
12

Mindfulness Activity #147

Loving Kindness Series Day 17 Good Morning! As we continue to explore the reasons why loving-kindness practices are beneficial, today we will focus on emotions. It makes sense that our emotions arise naturally from our interactions in the world. We cannot control them or prevent them from happening. However, we actually create lenses or filters […]

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Aug
11

Mindfulness Activity #146

Loving Kindness Series Day 16 Good Morning!. As we continue to explore the reasons why loving-kindness practices are beneficial, today we will focus on the physical. Researchers have found that regular loving-kindness practice reduces the stress response. Have you ever read an email and felt yourself tense up? Or gotten bad news and felt yourself […]

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Aug
10

Mindfulness Activity #145

Loving Kindness Series Day 15 Good Morning. Today is Monday and that day is always a little daunting for me. There is usually a lot to plan and transitioning from weekend to work week can be jarring. It’s a time when many people are sort of prone to negative experiences like fear or worry. One […]

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Aug
09

Mindfulness Activity #144

Loving Kindness Series Day 14 Good Morning. A recent research study indicated a very important benefit of loving kindness practice—reducing unconscious or implicit bias towards stigmatized groups. The study examined a group of people. They measured their implicit bias towards Blacks and individuals who were homeless. Half of the participants in the study were assigned […]

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Aug
08

Mindfulness Activity #143

Loving Kindness Series Day 13 Good Morning. We are exploring the many reasons for practicing loving kindness. Research has found that loving kindness practices increase empathy and compassion for other people and also increase feelings of social connection to others. I think that for many of us, it is easy to feel compassion for others […]

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Aug
07

Mindfulness Activity #142

Loving Kindness Series Day 12 There are so many reasons for practicing loving kindness. Research studies have examined many benefits related to this specific type of mindfulness practice. I hope after 11 days, you are starting to notice some of the benefits personally. For the next few days, I’ll try to highlight specific benefits associated […]

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Aug
06

Mindfulness Activity #141

Loving Kindness Series Day 11 Good morning. As we continue our series on loving kindness, you might be noticing that you have preferences about the type of practice (silent, guided, chanting) or if guided, the person’s voice leading the practice. Generally, part of mindfulness practice is to throw one’s self into the task despite any […]

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Aug
05

Mindfulness Activity #140

Loving Kindness Series Day 10 Good Morning. I’m feeling gratitude today as my power was out for 14 hours and came back on overnight and charged up the laptop so I could write to you this morning. As we continue to explore variations on the Loving Kindness, also known as Maitri or Metta Meditation. When […]

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Aug
04

Mindfulness Activity #139

Loving Kindness Series Day 9 Good Morning! Welcome to Loving Kindness Day 9. This is a very nice Metta Mindfulness Practice guided by Kirsten Johnson. Her instructions are very clear. (12 minutes)… When you are settled and connected to your breath, click the following link: Thinking of Self… May I be Safe May I be […]

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Aug
03

Mindfulness Activity #138

Loving Kindness Series Day 8 Good Morning. Welcome to Day 8 of our Loving -Kindness Series. Please click the following link for a chanted version of the traditional Metta (Loving Kindness) with English translation of each phrase below the Pali phrases (9 minutes). Be Well! Michele

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