Monday, December 27

Today is Monday, December 27, 2021. Chilly outside, warm inside.

A quote by Goldie Hawn, “To me, it’s that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy.”

Photo by Baciu Cristian Mihai

December Delights is here. This December let’s focus on gifts of Love and Joy- to yourself and others.

Find ways to include others.

    • Invite someone to join you for a walk.
    • Introduce a new coworker to others at work.
    • Host a virtual gathering and personally reach out to invite those who have not attended an event before.
    • Connect people with common interests.
    • Create opportunities for people to meet and learn about each other with a group activity like a book club.

Use this Mindfulness Activity to Re-energize your Body and Mind:  

  • 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.
      • Breathe in through your nose. Then, pause.
      • Slowly, breathe out through your mouth…and pause.
      • Repeat 3 times.

Recharge yourself and share positive energy when you repeat:  

 “I am [*Name*]. I can do this. As I connect to my courage, strength, and wisdom, I am open to the positive energy around me. I send loving kindness and compassion to all people including me. Together, we can do great things.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

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