New routine, every morning I look at my hands. Simply put, to appreciate. Then, I rise.🔮🕉Have a blessed Tuesday friends 🤗 I am still missing my 🐒🐒🐒 back home ❤️🏡📍Las Vegas
In a Gratitude practice, we take stock of all the goodness in our lives. We pause to acknowledge it, and then we steep ourselves in a sense of good fortune, a sense of “needs met”, letting it soak into us. When we have a sense of “needs met”, we are empowered to act with kindness and generosity toward others, which in turn, makes us and others feel good. Even the people who see us acting with kindness are then inspired to act with kindness themselves.
This week, we invite you to carry the practice into your engaged life by thanking people. Maybe you do this by looking a sales clerk in the eye and thanking them. Maybe it’s a quick text to a friend to let them know you’re grateful for the role they play in your life, or maybe, just maybe, you revive the lost art of writing an actual Thank You letter to someone. The expression of gratitude has been shown to have benefits even beyond those of pausing to rest in a sense of plenty. It has been shown to strengthen the communal bond between the thanker and the thanked.
We at CMP are resting in a felt sense of gratitude for YOU. You inspire us with the open-heartedness you show up with every week, with your words of support for CMP’s mission, with the way you arrange the chairs and keep widening the circle when all seats are taken, with your vulnerability when you share challenges in your life or your practice, when you turn to a first-timer to welcome them and say “don’t worry, just smile when your mind wanders”, with the way you help to create a sense of community and a safe space for growing, learning, healing, resting, thriving, sharing and supporting.
Community Sits this Week: • Monday 6:30 PM Ridgefield Library 472 Main Street, • Monday 7:30 PM Sama Yoga 45 Grove Street, New Canaan • Tuesday 1:00 PM Ferguson Library, 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford • Wednesday 12:00 PM New Canaan Library 151 Main Street • Wednesday 7:30-8:30 PM, Mindfulness for People in Recovery, Grace Episcopal Church, 5958 Main Street, Trumbull.
One Day Silent Retreat Saturday, September 29th, St. Paul’s on the Green in Norwalk. See CommunityMindfulnessProject.org under Schedule or Resources.
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new 14k gold filled layering necklaces are coming soon! ✨
Just getting back from a few days of camping and eating whatever I want and definitely feeling irritable, bloated, and sluggish. 😕
After a vacation here's my simple cleanse that can make all the difference to helping you feel back on track. Start by eliminating starchy processed foods, definitely stay away from sugar and put the salt shaker down. Drink lots of water, I aim for 96 oz a day and find it easy to do by adding some Crystal Light or throwing in some fruit. 3 to 5 days and you'll be back to your normal self! This is temporary & enjoying yourself is Okay! ♻️ the funny @bootlegducksauce
This little, two letter word, is potentially the most important, life-defining, positive word, ever. When you say no to something or someone, you are opening space and creating an opportunity for a bigger, better, yes. xo
What’s your word for today?
Tuesday Aug 14/18
I feel like I miss seeing photos of people that seem within reach of who i am. I'm not sure where everyone went including myself. I love to edit photos as much as anyone but I do find there is a massive space on Instagram read for people's authentic selves and for people yo become less afraid to show themselves in what ever state that you choose to be that day wether it's no make up or full glam or somewhere in between. I don't know I feel like we are all being lost in the void of portraying perfection when perfection is who we are already flaws and all.
#bodyconfidence #bodypositivity #confidence #realtalk #honesty #love #positivity #life #realwithroyana #mindfulness #peace #instareal
: Buy a Passion Planner
Keep all your to-do lists amd reminders in your Planner. Link checking it to routine activities, like brushing your teeth, eating lunch, walking the dog, and so on. That way, you’ll check the lists regularly.
Also Passion Planner hasn't sponsored me or anything; I myself have been using it for the past 3 years and really believe it to be an amazing organisational tool. Haven't found a better planner yet honestly. Trust me! If you can't buy it just go to their website and download for FREE a weeks layout; print it and give your goals a chance. Use it for a week atleast, think of if as a little "getting you back on track" experiment. You can thank me later.
: Write It, Forget It
To focus more easily, it is recommends that each time you sit down to tackle a boring task, set a timer for as long as you think you’ll be able to stay focused. Whenever a distracting thought comes to mind (typically, something else you need to do), jot it down in your planner. Tell yourself, “I’ll do this later,” then go back to work.
When the timer goes off, review your list. If the items you wrote down don’t need to be dealt with right away, work a bit longer on the task. Go back to your list at the end of the day.
: Chunk it up
Another way to beat procrastination is to cut tasks into pieces. If going through a pile of papers makes you think, “I’ll never get it all done,” commit to going through half the pile.
Keep reducing the piece of the task until you can say, I can do this easily. Once you get started, you may be buoyed by the results and continue spontaneously.
: Set a Timer for 10
A similar approach is the “10-minute rule.” Commit to working at a large job for only 10 minutes. Tell yourself you can stop after that, guilt-free. Since getting started is often the hardest part, you’re likely to keep going. That will give you a sense of accomplishment, not to mention a smaller job to finish.
#adultadhd #adhd #attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder #mindfulness #cognitivebehavioraltherapy
Motherhood is nothing at all like I’d expected.. I just thought I’d pop out my own little humans, raise them how I think is best, easily go back to my dream 9-5, and I’d be the same person— just with a new little human...
Oh how wrong I was😅 Motherhood has changed me on every level possible.
Some of my favorite lessons that I’ve learned:
- Unconditional love is ALL that matters... if they feel safe and loved— they will run out okay
- I am more than my body and yet my body is incredible for growing and nourishing these little lives
- Your kids teach you how to raise them, not the other way around
- I’ve learned what it means to love myself for who I am authentically - Becoming a momma doesn’t mean you give up on your dreams, the dreams can evolve and become something bigger if you let them
- Motherhood is hard and we’re all just trying to do what’s best... so judgment has no place in our world..
- My boobs will never be the same thanks to breastfeeding for years... and I’m perfectly okay with that 😅
I’d love to hear from you.. What are your favorite mommy lessons? Or what has becoming a mom taught you?👇🏼
When I pass and my atoms are free I hope they explore the universe I never got to see✨💫
My Pilamaya Transformation - @jenni_kaur
Before Pilamaya I was a Kundalini Yoga teacher. I love Kundalini as a practice, and I know how lives can be changed by just coming to one class, so I felt very privileged to be sharing the practice. However, finding my authentic teaching voice was an ongoing journey. .
How could I hold such an intimate space for others to enter into, yet stay contained in my own energy? Not feeling drained or swept away with others experience, or even further, be triggered by others challenges??
When I came across Pilamaya training, I just knew that this is what I needed to do for not just myself but for the benefit of those who I was holding space for. I needed a yoga system that addressed the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of not just the individual but the group space as well. .
I found Shaura’s depth of knowledge enticing and the level of science behind the yoga. What I went through in the training was truly transformational. I discovered hidden aspects of myself, I experienced the strength of group work and I achieved a deeper understanding of who I am as a teacher. .
I now teach Kundalini Yoga still, but also Hatha based classes which are rooted in the Pilamaya vibration – authenticity, connection and surrender.
So very grateful for the whole experience and I highly recommend to anyone who does not want a generic Hatha training instead wants a deeper intimate experience with what yoga is truly about!
#yogaworld #yogaleaders #intensivetraining #yogateachertraining #pilamaya #algarve #yogateacherlondon #ytt #yogatraining #yogacourse #yogauk #yogacommunity #lbloggersuk #yogalondon #meditation #mindfulness #recoveryquotes #wellness #vinyasayoga #hathayoga #yogateacher #asana #selfcare #yogologie #yogaportugal #kundaliniyoga #accessibleyoga #shamanictraining #myyogalife #yogatherapy
Why do we come back to something physical in meditation- whether that be through the breath, feeling the weight of the body or Mala beads? ✨
Emotions need thoughts in order to be fueled. The more we think the more fuel we are giving to emotions. And it can become a vicious cycle when those emotions are considered negative. 🌿
Coming back to the present with something physical interrupts that cycle. The more we try to stay present throughout the day, the more negative thoughts can’t control us. 🧘🏼♀️
Pierwszy tydzień (z ośmiu 🙆🏼) programu terapii poznawczej opartej na uważności (MBSR) za mną. Moja codzienna praktyka obejmować miała skanowanie ciała, uważność w wybranej czynności rutynowej i uważne jedzenie. Czas na mini podsumowanie, czyli narzekanko i kilka spostrzeżeń.
👉🏻 najważniejsze i najbardziej uderzające - nie potrafię jeść bez scrolowania, najczęściej instagrama, ale może to być też lubimyczytać, czy nawet fejs. Zszokowało mnie to, jak bardzo trudno było mi przetrwać cały posiłek (samotny; gdy jem z kimś ten problem przestawał istnieć) bez robienia czegoś jeszcze poza samym jedzeniem. I chyba chciałabym kontynuować to doświadczenie, by nauczyć się, że jedzenie w samo sobie jest czynnością, która zasługuje na pełną uwagę.
👉🏻 skan ciała swego czasu bardzo mi pomógł - nauczył rozpoznawać oznaki lęku, nadchodzącą panikę i reakcje na stres, które wcześniej zadziewały się jakby poza mną, odruchowo. Jednak 40 minutowa praktyka mnie przerosła i zwykle wybierałam krótszą wersję. A i tak podczas każdej z nich walczyłam z opadającymi powiekami. Nigdy, przenigdy nie czułam takiej senności jak podczas skanowania ciała. I cieszyłam się ogromnie, że to zadanie będzie już za mną. Ha. Nic bardziej mylnego. Body scan czeka mnie również i w tym tygodniu 🙃
👉🏻 wybraną przeze mnie czynnością rutynową było budzenie się, bo zawsze bardzo szybko podrywam się z łóżka i nieuważnie zaczynam swój dzień. Tu też zaobserwowałam nieodpartą chęć sięgania po telefon. A do tego pośpiech, nerwowość i silną potrzebę, by jak najszybciej wstać i „nie tracić czasu”.
No i cóż, myślałam, że Mindfulness już trochę znam, a ten program mnie niczym nie zaskoczy. Zostałam szybko wyprowadzona z błędu 😅 Zobaczymy, co przyniesie tydzień numer dwa! A jak to jest u Was z tą uważnością? Kiedy pełne skupienie tu i teraz jest dla Was najtrudniejsze, a kiedy przychodzi z łatwością? 🌿
What do you value? If you could plan your IDEAL day, would you be on a set for 18 hours? Or would you be doing something else you love in the morning + going to work in the afternoon?
You can have both. But you have to know what it is you want + specifically ask for it.
So many actors say, “I just wanna work.” But “work” can show up in so many forms….some of which you may actually not want. Get specific.
Lately, I like to say, “I love being a series regular on a single-camera comedy, 4th on the call sheet, working 2-3 days a week on a hit show with an amazingly talented cast + family friendly people.” That’s a much clearer statement about what I value than, “I wanna work.” (Eric Stonestreet’s job on Modern Family looks ideal to me.)
So then, when a drama booking shows up (like recurring on Atypical), I know it’s just one more step in the right direction + I also notice how the Universe got the essence of what I wanted in the day I just had. Ultimately, I want balance + joy.
I want to be all the things I came here to be – an actress, a mother, a wife, a writer, a teacher + an uplifter.
So, now it’s your turn. Ask yourself, What would bring me balance + joy? What would my perfect day look like? (I’d love to hear your comments below)
Make yourself a priority. ❤️
Faith in yourself is the biggest way forward. ➡️▶️
☄️NEW BLOGPOST ALERT☄️ ‘Does anybody else speed ahead at a rate of knots and then turn around to find their body struggling to keep up? I know I do. Its great having a chaotic and creative mind but sometimes I definitely have to give myself a good talking to. What is it with the modern World and its obsession with living life on a tread mill. Constantly craving more followers on social media, owning a house, new car, wanting more, more, more and never feeling content with what we’ve got’ Click the link in my bio and have a ganders www.healthyhubuk.com 💚
There are two types of self-care practices. Equally important!
INTEGRATED: in the moment practices to reduce stress. These practices are usually brief. 3 breaths before acting, a short body scan to check in, a mindful minute before a meeting or important phone call. These practices are meant to give ourselves a quick pause and check in.
FOCUSED: these practices are typically scheduled times out of the day to take care of your emotional well-being. A yoga class, meditation, reiki, and plenty more.
Make them work together! 🌞 These practices aide in the reduction of stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. - This beautiful space and practice was a much needed focused restore 🙏🏽@yogabohemia
> Le MétaHisme : Le Paradoxe De La Verticalité (Archétype) - The MetaHism is an artistic movement that expresses and embodies the human mind as a meta-paradigm. This Art of the Consciousness, connects a global perception of the visible and invisible events simultaneously. META, because expressing the Whole, ISM as the concept and universal suffix, which we find in all the movements and H, eight letter of the alphabet, (letter of the infinity, ∞, lemniscate) separating and unifying.
> Le MétaHisme : Méditation Sur Le Non-Soi (Transcription) - The MetaHism is an artistic movement that expresses and embodies the human mind as a meta-paradigm. This Art of the Consciousness, connects a global perception of the visible and invisible events simultaneously. META, because expressing the Whole, ISM as the concept and universal suffix, which we find in all the movements and H, eight letter of the alphabet, (letter of the infinity, ∞, lemniscate) separating and unifying.