We’d like to tell you a story. No, not the one about Calmer Choice and its humble beginnings. But the one about the amazing, measurable, positive changes occurring in children.
Here's Part One.
I took an 8-week class at Calmer Choice last Fall. I am grateful because I learned many things about the practice of mindfulness and I also learned a lot about myself.
The pressure to make the holiday season merry and bright can also exacerbate depression and other mental illnesses. In this blog post, Calmer Choice Board Member Christina Bologna provides her tips on how to stay mindful during the holiday season.
In a time when almost everyone seems to be experiencing new or worsened anxiety, it is worth looking a little deeper as to what this cause might really be.
Whether it's mindfulness or some other avenue into our mind, a little sanctuary every day is absolutely essential to our mental health and well-being.
“Back to school” may be looking very different for our kids and teachers this year. Mindfulness can help you bring a sense of perspective to the situation.
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?
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.
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.
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.