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These Are Dangerous Times: We Need to Take Care of Ourselves

Posted Jul. 24, 2020 by C. Patricia Fater

We are all used to a certain amount of stress in our lives, but these past few months have been some ridiculous next level, post-apocalyptic Hollywood movie, previously unimaginable stuff. The effects on our bodies are real. We can feel it and see it, but how are we handling it?

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Curiosity and Mindfulness

One of my favorite parts of mindfulness is curiosity. Curiosity flows from letting go of all judgment. It allows for a positive flow of energy.

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Newsletter: June 2020

Our June newsletter includes reflections from our founder and CEO, Fiona Jensen, exciting updates on grants and fundraising, program updates, and featured upcoming events.

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Skills to Boost Your Mental and Physical Health

Our emotions and feelings don’t just live in our minds. They also manifest as sensation in the body. As we bring a gentle awareness to the sensations, we can unlock the potential of nourishing ourselves into a healthy lifestyle.

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A Letter From Our Founder, Fiona Jensen

We, as an organization, believe in equality and social justice and stand squarely behind all BIPOC in what is going on in this nation and across the world. It is so important to stand together.

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How To Start A Mindful Awareness Practice (Part 3 of 3)

Now that you may be beginning your third week of practice, what are you noticing as you practice with the anchors and thoughts? Some things may be arising, possibly in the form of emotions. So let’s move onto step 3 in working with your practice of mindful awareness.

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Spring Programming Updates

On March 13th we moved into our new, large office space with excitement for what the future held for Calmer Choice and the programming department. Our time was before us to finally be able to offer our community programs in our own beautiful space. Then life seemingly stopped as schools, businesses, and families shut down.

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How To Start A Mindful Awareness Practice (Part 2 Of 3)

In part 2 of this series, we discuss how to deepen your mindful awareness practice by noticing your thoughts as they arise.

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How to Start a Mindful Awareness Practice (Part 1 of 3)

In this post, we want to bring you a short “tutorial” on one way to bring mindful awareness to your life in the form of a formal practice.

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Grieving in the Age of COVID-19: Grief Toolkit (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of this series on grieving during COVID-19, we share a four-part "grief toolkit" that has helped us through grief and difficult periods.

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Grieving in the Age of COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)

In this two-part series, we explore the causes of grief, how grief presents differently for different people, and constructive ways to approach your own grief.

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