Today is Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Funny hair day – and going with it.
A quote by Martha Graham, “You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.”
Photo by Peter Hoogmoed
October is the perfect time to engage your inner creative self. Change up your usual style for something new. See if it changes how you engage and also people respond. Change up the usual hairstyle. Try an old watch or bracelet that’s not been worn in a while. Tie a scarf in a new way. Add or subtract a bold accessory. Wear a novel bright color. Try different boots or shoes with your usual outfit.
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.
- While standing or sitting, feel your feet on the ground, feel the support of the earth underneath you. Once you feel the support of the earth move up the body, your, calves, knees, thighs…Appreciate the stillness and strength of the earth and you!
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