Saturday, April 18

Today, is Saturday, April 18, 2020. It is the weekend. The paths are open and this day holds promise.

While there is uncertainty around us right now, there is also love and kindness around us, always.

During times of uncertainty, it helps to have some structured routines. We’d like to offer a daily anchoring message for those of you who may find it helpful for you, your coworkers, your loved ones, and/or your community.

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after listening to the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
  • Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
  • Experience Mindful Listening
    1. Select a piece of music from a genre you have not heard before
    2. Allow yourself to explore every aspect of the music, give your awareness permission to ascend into the sounds
    3. Explore the sounds of each instrument
    4. Simply hear the sounds

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We can do this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

Today’s Inspiration: Shared by Dr. Jose Velasco, A Quote from Thich Nhat Hanh 

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,    

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP   

 

 

 

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