Today is Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Listening to a beloved classical piano sonata, sharing an experience that was created over 200 years ago. What a wonderful legacy- to have created beautiful music that still captures and elicits emotion among various people around the world centuries later.
Inspiration: A Quote from Patricia S. Churchland
“Being engaged in some way for the good of the community, whatever that community, is a factor in a meaningful life. We long to belong, and belonging and caring anchors our sense of place in the universe.”
Photo by Dan Deziel, “Tulip Poplar”
Optional 31 Days to Experiencing the Joy of Movement. Day #29.
Goal: Walking for a minimum of 15 minutes daily which may extend life expectancy by 3 years. If you have achieved this goal already, you may consider increasing the duration or intensity as you progress.
The objective is not to do the most difficult activity, it is to move consistently. Modify these activities as needed for your safety and your abilities*.
The mid-week walk: Relax your shoulders while walking. Roll your shoulders back as you walk. Let your hands be loose. What is your jaw doing? Relax your jaw while you are walking.
Continue to record your progress in your journal. Submit a picture from your walk to the Daily Gift of Vitality blog and/or connect with your walking partner.
Recharge yourself when you repeat:
“I am [*Name*]. I am resilient and growing every day during new challenges. I believe in the strength in me and the global community. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”
The Mindfulness Activity to practice this week to create Calm Moments:
- Straighten your spine. Roll your shoulders back and down, 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.
- Visualize your healing breath.
- As you breathe in and feel your lungs inflate, visualize that flow of oxygen reach all parts of your body & revitalize all of your cells.
- As you breathe out, feel your body settle.
- With each breath, feel how you are recharging your body.
- Remember, you were designed to heal.
With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,
Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP
*Please confirm with your doctor which activities are appropriate for you.