Monday, November 2

Today is Monday, November 2, 2020. It is quiet early in the early morning. The later sunrise is a reminder to allow for longer moments of quiet at this time of year.

November is for nesting, nourishing, and nurturing.

While the winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, nature reminds us to slow down and recharge in more quiet ways. As animals hibernate or move to warmer climates, we invite you to explore nourishing activities for your mind and body.

A new month can be a fresh start. Take a look at your calendar; are there any things you can remove to free up time for self-care?  Consider taking a walk, reading a book, reconnecting with a loved one.

An inspirational Quote from Joshua J Marine, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Photo by: Jeb Buchman

Recharge yourself when you repeat:    

“I am [*Name*]. My mind, my body, and my spirit are united, and I am a part of a global community. I love myself and others 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 and compassion to all people. We are all human. We can create positive energy together.”

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.
    • As you continue to breathe deeply and slowly, smile to yourself with kindness and compassion and enjoy a moment of being you.

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP