Today is Friday, September 30, 2022. Celebrating another lovely Friday.
A quote by Charles Darwin. “It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
Photo by: Martin Bennie
September marks change and the final third of the year, it is a fabulous month to establish the changes you need, want, aspire to. On this last day of September, reflect and consider what changes you are facing or what changes would you like to consider? What would be your strategy to implement the change?
Establishing a regular practice of pausing makes it easier to reset when you need it the most. You can start your practice at any time, even now.
- 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 are taking breaths, make the exhale twice as long as the inhale; this type of breathing stimulates the calming part of your nervous system.
Recharge yourself, tap into your strength and share positive energy when you repeat:
“I am [*Name*]. I can do this. This is temporary. I have successfully handled difficult challenges in the past. As I connect to my inner self, I am open to the Happiness and 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