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

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 25

Today is Monday, May 25, 2020. We offer our appreciation to those who served and are currently in service.

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 Eleanor Roosevelt

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

 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 presence in the world.
    1. Take some slow deep belly breaths.
    2. Trace your hand or arm with your finger.
    3. Smile at the gift of you in the world.

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

 

Sunday, May 24

Today is Sunday, May 24, 2020. The peaceful sunrise brings time for thoughts and dreaming.

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 Chico Xavier

“‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

 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 Self-Compassion break.
    1. Place your hands over your heart.
    2. Take several belly breaths.
    3. Say to yourself: may I be happy, may I be healthy, may I live with ease.

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 

 

Friday, May 22

Today is Friday, May 22, 2020. What a fabulous Friday. This is a great day to make eye contact with someone else and smile with your eyes.

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 a helpful anchor in uncertain moments.

Today’s Inspiration: A Quote from Steve Jobs

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

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.
  • Tilt your head for a gentle neck stretch.
    1. Gently tilt your head to the right so that your right ear is closer to your right shoulder. Raise your right arm to gently rest your right hand on the left side of your head, holding that stretch for 2 belly breaths.
    2. Release and repeat the same movement on the other side by tilting your left ear to your left shoulder and use your left hand to rest on your head to hold the stretch for 2 belly breaths.
    3. Bring your head to neutral and tilt your chin up and then down. Smile and enjoy moving on.

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