Thursday, June 4

Today is Thursday, June 4, 2020. Sea otters hold each other’s paws as they fall asleep so they don’t drift apart.

Connecting with each other around the world, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages across the globe to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Henry Ford

“When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind not with it.”

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Take a break to watch a You Tube video of puppies, or cats, or maybe the Penguins walking through the Shedd Aquarium.
    1. Smile and laugh at the cuteness.
    2. Watch it multiple times if it cheers you up and let that be enough “exploring” on the web for right now.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We are doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 3

Today is Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Consider wind does not make a sound until it runs into an object.

Connecting with each other around the world, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages across the globe to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Bear Grylls

“Survival can be summed up in 3 words-Never Give Up.  That’s the heart of it really, just keep trying.”

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Change your passwords –take advantage of how many times you need to “log on” using a password.
    1. Create a password with a personal growth message or some loving kindness: “Be strong”, “Breathe”, “Believe”, “I rock.”

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We are doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

 

 

Tuesday, June 2

Today is Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Floating colorful hot air balloons spread wonder and smiles on the ground.

Connecting with each other around the world, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages across the globe to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Coco Chanel

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Stretch your facial muscles.
    1. Raise your eyebrows up as high as you can. Then release.
    2. Raise your eyebrows up as high as you can and shift your eyes left and then to the right. Then release. (did you smile?)
    3. Finally, raise your eyebrows up high until your mouth smiles.
    4. It’s ok to chuckle if someone saw you.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We are doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

 

Monday, June 1

Today is Monday, June 1, 2020. The first day of the month feels like an opportunity for a fresh start.

Connecting with each other around the world, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages across the globe to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Ruth Reichl

“One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.”

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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 your 3 senses.
    1. Notice what you smell. Pick one word to describe it.
    2. Notice what you hear. Give it a name.
    3. Notice what are your toes touching. What is one word to describe the experience?

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We are doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

Sunday, May 31

Today is Sunday, May 31, 2020. Zebras each have different stripes making them as unique as snowflakes.

As we move forward together, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Bob Marley

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

 Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Reset your thoughts and relieve eye strain.
    1. Choose a focus point 18-24 inches away.
    2. Focus and look at your focus point for 1-2 minutes while taking belly breaths.
    3. Smile at your refreshed thoughts.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We are doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 30

Today is Saturday, May 30, 2020. To protect themselves from sunburn, elephants throw mud and sand up all over themselves.

As we move forward together, moments of peaceful reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Andy Rooney

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” 

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Witness your thoughts and emotions.
    1. Take several deep cleansing belly breaths.
    2. Close your eyes and watch your thoughts pass by like a parade.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:   

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We are doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP  

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 29

Today is Friday, May 29, 2020. Pink flamingos are cheerful, enjoying the lush greenery! Is this a flamingo party? Share the joy.

As we move forward together, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Nina Dobrev

“Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.”

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Loosen up to be ready for dance moves.
    1. With or without music, put your hands on your hips or and swing your hips side to side. Feel the stretch on each side.
    2. Circle your hips to the right 3 times. Then circle your hips to the left 3 times.
    3. Tilt your hip forward and back and feel the stretch.
    4. It’s ok to giggle and it’s ok if someone sees you. Then you can giggle together.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We are doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

 

Thursday, May 28

Today is Thursday, May 28, 2020. Mating for life, swans glide together on the water.

As we move forward together, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Albert Einstein

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Take a gratitude moment.
    1. Write a simple gratitude note to someone, to share one of the many reasons you appreciate them.
    2. Send the note to that special someone and spread some sparkle.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We can do this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,    

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP   

 

 

Wednesday, May 27

Today is Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The moon is waxing, meaning it is getting brighter as we head towards the next full moon. The tide responds.

As we move forward together, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Visualize your healing breath.
    1. As you breathe in and feel your lungs inflate, visualize that flow of oxygen reach all parts of your body & revitalize all of your cells.
    2. As you breathe out, feel your body settle.
    3. With each breath, feel how you are recharging your body.
    4. You were designed to heal.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We care doing this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

 

Tuesday, May 26

Today is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The flowers are blooming to share their beauty with us.

As we move forward together, moments of reflection can allow us to recognize and share in the love and kindness around us.  We share these daily anchoring messages to offer a simple routine that can be helpful to center us in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after absorbing the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, 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.
  • Find a Silver Lining by jotting down your thoughts
    1. What went well today?
    2. Who did you share a smile with?

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*]. I am doing what I can to be helpful. I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul. I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this. This is temporary. We can do this. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,   

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP