Saturday, May 16

Today is Saturday, May 16, 2020. Nature cycles on with bright days and dark nights marked by the changing colors of the sky in between.

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 L. M. Montgomery

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

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 your back and legs with hip hinges.
    1. Stand up with your feet planted below your hips and your knees soft, almost completely straight, but not.
    2. Put your hands on your hips or a firm surface (like a table, wall or a walker) to stabilize you as you gently hinge at the hip and bend forward with your back and neck straight and long. Feel the stretch in your back and legs and breathe deeply.
    3. Gently stand back up and repeat 2 more times. Smile and move on with your day.

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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