Friday, December 16

Today is Friday, December 16, 2022. Starting the day humming today. Preparing for a day focusing on love and joy.

A quote by Victor Hugo, “when grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.”

Photo by: Anastasia Nelen

December marks the end of another year. This is a time for reflection, appreciation, and grace.

Giving yourself grace allows you the space to take a step back if needed to reassess your expectations.  Are there any changes you would like to make; do you need to step back and adjust your goals?

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. 

Experience an Affirmation meditation:

  • Find a comfortable position in bed, 
  • Repeat your affirmation: My body is calm, my mind is at ease, I breathe in goodness, I exhale peace [or choose your own affirmation].

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 

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