Friday, May 8

Today, is Friday, May 8, 2020. Some are planning summer gardens and others may look forward to seeing those gardens.

While we are settled in uncertainty, we can allow moments to reflect and we can recognize the love and kindness around us, always.

During these times of uncertainty, structured routines help. As we progress, we are adapting our daily anchoring message for you, your coworkers, your loved ones, and your community.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Marcus Aurelius

“Each day provides its own gifts.”

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 relaxed muscles in your face and neck
    1. Squeeze your face muscles tight three times, now squeeze your neck muscles tight by bringing your shoulder to your ears.
    2. Now take 5 belly breaths.
    3. Connect to the relaxed muscles in your face and neck

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 are moving forward together. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

 With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP  

 

 

 

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