Mindfulness Activity

Jul
02

Mindfulness Activity #106

Self-Acceptance-Day 4 Good Morning. As we continue this series on self-acceptance, I was pondering why this task is so difficult. Why do people police themselves to the degree that guilt is such a pervasive experience. People judge themselves even when practicing mindfulness, a task with no real measurable consequences. I attended college on a springboard […]

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Jul
01

Mindfulness Activity #105

Self-Acceptance Day 3 Good Morning. This quote by fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, is simple but true. It illustrates a few things. First, that you cannot run away from yourself. You can try to avoid or escape your thoughts or vulnerabilities, but they are part of you. The way to overcome them is to work […]

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Jun
30

Mindfulness Activity #104

Self-Acceptance Day 2 Good Morning. Today is our second day practicing Self-Acceptance. To show you that the universe has a sense of humor, and always provides opportunities for learning…I did not realize that the multi-series courses in insight timer required a subscription. When I tried to share the second day of this series with you […]

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Jun
29

Mindfulness Activity #103

Self-Acceptance Good Morning. For those of you who have been practicing with these email blasts since we first self-isolated in New York (mid-March), we have practiced together for over 100 days! I have tried to send out a wide variety of practices so that people new to mindfulness could see all the different ways to […]

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Jun
28

Mindfulness Activity #102

What’s the Most Important Thing? Good Morning. We have discussed the concept of intention before. It is the idea of using the wisest part of yourself to ask yourself what is most important? It sets a course for where we wish to go with ourselves. But the tricky thing is that we often get obsessed […]

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Jun
27

Mindfulness Activity #101

Three Components of Mindfulness Practice Good Morning. Today I’d like to focus on three aspects of mindfulness: intention, attention, and attitude. Please watch this very short video that explains these concepts. What Is Mindfulness? In mindfulness practice, we set an intention with our instructions. You may also reflect on how the present practice links to […]

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Jun
26

Mindfulness Activity #100

Guided Mindfulness for Deep Relaxation Good Morning. The week I chose for us to practice relaxation and self-soothing turned out to be among the most stressful in recent memory for me. What good luck! Whether you are experiencing increased stress in your life or not, relaxation and self-soothing practices are an important part of any […]

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Jun
25

Mindfulness Activity #99

Self-Soothing with Scent Good Morning. I’m not sure about each of you, but aside from mindfulness practices, this week has been anything but relaxing! That’s why this week’s practices are so important. When your life is stressful, busy, or difficult self-care, even if it is just 30 quiet minutes to yourself makes a difference. These […]

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Jun
24

Mindfulness Activity #98

Brief Guided Practice for Relaxation Good morning. This morning I thought I would make a quick teaching point about mindfulness practices. It is easy to make a distinction between guided practices (those in which someone speak to you and guides you with prompts throughout the practice) and those which are silent. While sometimes we might […]

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Jun
23

Mindfulness Activity #97

Take a Mini-Vacation We often equate summer with the seashore. For many of us, the beaches are closed. We have been inside much of the time. We might have Zoom and FaceTime fatigue. In keeping of our relaxation theme, today’s practice is restorative. It provides an escape from whatever is bothering you. For this practice […]

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Jun
22

Mindfulness Activity #96

Guided Progressive Muscle Relaxation Good Morning. This week we will be practicing a series of mindfulness exercises designed to provide stress relief and relaxation. These exercises can be used at any time, but if you are able to practice twice daily this week —in the morning and in the evening, that would be ideal. Completing […]

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Jun
21

Mindfulness Activity #95

Relaxation Week-Day 1 Good Morning. Today I wanted to talk about the importance of following instructions in mindfulness practice. I’ve often had the experience of giving an instruction about what to pay attention to in a mindfulness practice and a participant will say something like, “I found it easier to imagine I was at the […]

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