Monday, October 31

Today is Monday, October 31, 2022.  The leaves crunching, the excitement in the air, outfits ready.

A quote by Bono, “Music can change the world because it can change people.”

Photo by Dan Deziel, Orange Splendor

October is the perfect time to engage your inner creative self.  This is the perfect time to create a new playlist to set the mood! Choose music that is uplifting, cheerful or inspires movement. Select pieces that make it fun to cook in the kitchen or boosts that loving feeling! Choose what you love.

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. 
  • Breathe in getting taller, stretching the spine.
  • Breathe out, hum and smile.

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