Today is Monday, September 19, 2022. Noticing some early foliage changes. The last of the apples on the tree hanging on.
A quote by Elizabeth Lawrence, “Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”
Photo by: Susan Chubinskaya, PhD
September, marks change and the final third of the year. It’s a great time of year to think about change as the seasons change. What are changes that are welcome? What are changes that are uncertain, maybe less welcome? It may help to write out all the worries and then list what you can do about it, if anything. Consider preparing the best you can, and then let the rest go.
Practice this Mindfulness Activity to Re-energize your Body and Mind whenever you need a moment to reset – while waiting, before, after, or to transition between activities.
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 breathe in, draw in the healing energy from the earth.
- As you breathe out, exhale out compassion towards others.
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