Today is Friday, May 15, 2020. The geese are proud as they watch their goslings.
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 anchor us so that we are better able to learn and adapt to the world around us. 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 Margaret Mead
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Photos & Caption by Dr. Jeannie Aschkenasy
“Mama and Papa Geese and their Goslings- Signs of Spring in Lincoln Park”
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.
- Stretch alternating sides.
- Focus on stretching out your right arm and your left leg to make a long straight line and breathe deeply to feel the stretch. Return to your original position
- Moving to the opposite side, stretch out your left arm and your right leg to make a long straight line and breathe deeply and feel the stretch.
- Reach both arms up as high as possible as you breathe in and then release your arms as you breathe out. Smile.
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