Friday, January 27

Today is Friday, January 27. This week’s practice to expand your vitality is to have time daydreaming. If this option is a tool that is appealing to you, please join us.

Think about this: When we zone out, there is quiet time, without any other human inputs, the mind wanders and has novel ideas and thoughts. When was the last time you got to do that and cherish your thoughts?

DGoV (Daily Gift of Vitality) Activity: This week, choose some quiet time in a location that you will not be interrupted by other people or media or drama or news or words. This may be outside in nature, in a room or while walking, riding, or swimming. Let your mind wander. Give yourself permission to daydream and see where it takes you. Be curious.

A quote by Rachel Naomi Remen, “Sometimes all that is needed is a sense of possibility.”

Thank you to Khaled Ali for this photo.

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

Friday, January 20

Today is Friday, January 20. This week’s practice to expand your vitality is feeling good about your journey. If this option is a tool that is appealing to you, please join us.

Think about this: It’s often the unknown parts of the journey that helps us grow and acquire new skills. Tap into courage (yours or someone else’s) to move forward on your journey and accept that with each step forward, you encounter new blessings and challenges, you see things from new perspectives, and you learn and level up in life. Each time you level up, you expand your potential and grow your courage inside of you.

DGoV (Daily Gift of Vitality) Activity: This week, notice if you are having difficulty taking a step forward: making a healthy food choice, fitting in that outdoor time, making a social connection with someone you’d like to get to know better, going for that new career challenge. Think of a “You” in the past that is so proud of the ”You” today. When in doubt, consider making choices that will allow you in the future to feel so proud of yourself now. Enjoy the journey.

A quote by Morgan Freeman, “Challenge Yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.”

Thank you to Jessica Gale for this photo.

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

Friday, January 13

Today is Friday, January 13. This week’s practice to expand your vitality is adapted from Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty. If this option is a tool that is appealing to you, please join us.

Think about this: If you can take pleasure in the successes of others (in addition to your own), you will greatly expand the amount of joy you experience.

DGoV (Daily Gift of Vitality) Activity: This week, find ways to share this expansive joy more often.

A quote by Marianne Williamson, “Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”

Thank you to Cristina Seaborn for this photo.

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

Saturday, January 7

Today is Saturday, January 7, 2023. Welcome to the next level Daily Gift of Vitality which will begin posting on Fridays. We are going to be providing weekly options that expand your vitality by connecting to the positives in the Universe. If the option is a tool that is appealing to you, please join us as we engage in different activities every week. 

A quote by Zig Ziglar, “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

Thank you to Matthew Lee, for this photo.

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP