Mindfulness Activity

May
22

Mindfulness Activity #65

Loving Kindness for Moving Forward Yesterday’s practice focused on identifying and moving towards one’s own deepest goals (values-based actions). It’s easy to be swept up in what others expect of you or what most people are doing. One can even be quite successful in things that don’t truly bring joy or move you closer to […]

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May
21

Mindfulness Activity #64

Values-Based Action Good Morning. Today’s practice involves sitting quietly and reading today’s post or listening as someone else reads it. A brief practice follows, but listening is really the goal today. I recently read some very interesting research on mindfulness. All of you who have been reading these mindfulness blasts have probably heard more than […]

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May
20

Mindfulness Activity #63

Breath to Create Positive Energy Good Morning. Have you often noticed that it can be difficult under the current circumstances to begin the day with an optimistic stance? There is so much that is swirling and unknown right now. How long will distancing need to last? When will we have a vaccine? When will it […]

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May
19

Mindfulness Activity #62

Mindfulness to Escape Unhelpful Patterns One of the things that mindful awareness allows you to do is to track patterns in your life that are unhelpful. We all operate based upon things we are aware of—conscious things, and also to things that are not in our immediate awareness—unconscious things. Many of these unconscious responses come […]

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May
18

Mindfulness Activity #61

Breath While Twisting We have been exploring different variations on breathing while noticing the top of the breath. Today, we add twisting movements. This practice stimulates circulation of blood flow to the limbs. It warms cold , clammy hands—often a sensation associated with anxiety. It prepares you to begin your day. Stand with your feet […]

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May
17

Mindfulness Activity #60

Listening Breath For those who have been practicing for the last several days, we have been exploring different variations on breathing while noticing the top of the breath. Today, we add listening to music to your breathing. The idea of this practice is to stay simultaneously connected to more than one thing at the same […]

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May
16

Mindfulness Activity #59

Top of Breath While Walking Good Morning. Today’s practice can be done inside or outside, but if the weather is nice where you are, I encourage doing this practice outside. For the last couple of days, we have been doing different variations of following the top of the breath practice. Hopefully, you practiced Head to […]

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May
15

Mindfulness Activity #58

Head to Toe Mindfulness I realize that many of you who are practicing in hospitals or other facilities may not have a way right now to access the links to videos attached to some of these mindfulness messages. The practice from yesterday (following breath like a wave or riding the crest of the breath) can […]

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May
14

Mindfulness Activity #57

Following Breath Like a Wave Good Morning. When I first started mindfulness practice, I had a very hard time with anything quiet, still, or breath related. It seemed the minute I tried to be focused, my mind jumped everywhere. This morning’s practice was the one I found easiest to practice. It is still the breath […]

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May
13

Mindfulness Activity #56

Leaning into Emotions One of the goals of mindfulness is a balanced life. In nature, there are elements in opposition–cold and hot, wet and dry, light and dark. But, human nature is to avoid pain. We often go to great lengths to avoid actually feeling fear, or sadness. Sometimes, we get a glimmer of a […]

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May
12

Mindfulness Activity #55

Half Speed Mindfulness I decided to write a mindfulness practice for people who do not like mindfulness. I started researching just that. I came across an article written by Steven Hayes, the developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, about how to get the benefits of mindfulness if you don’t like these practices. He has very […]

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May
11

Mindfulness Activity #54

Mindfulness to Changing Emotions Good Morning. Have you ever had the thought, “this day is ruined.” Often when we are in the midst of an emotion, we feel like it is a foregone conclusion that we can’t feel any different. If the situation bothering us isn’t changing, then our mood must stay the same. The […]

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