Original airdate: October 13, 2021
Opening Song: Unstruck Chord by Steve Gold
Studies show that practicing gratitude for even a short amount of time increases well-being. Gratitude as an intervention for mental health, relational health, and even physical health. Gratitude is an amazing technology in health that brings along with it joy, reverence, and awe. This practice is one entry point into feeling the sensations that arise when experiencing gratitude and mindfully applying an attitude of gratitude to our daily lives.
Connect In is a guided mindfulness practice that happens every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. EST. This community event is virtual, free, and open to all levels of mindfulness practice. 15 minutes is all it takes to start your day with intention. Connect In now!
Caryl Church Jesseph (she/her) is a Curriculum and Education Developer and Mindful Educator with Mind Body Align. Along with 15 years of experience in public schools as a K-12 art educator, Caryl is also a certified yoga teacher, published writer, exhibited artist, and winner of the Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator Award and The Carrie Nordlund Award.
Caryl earned her Master’s Degree in Art Education from Kent State University. She compliments her work with modalities rooted in storytelling, visual art, movement, play, and ecological connection. She is passionate about creating welcoming, safe, inclusive, equity-focused spaces that support people’s mindful awareness and connection to self, others and the natural world. Outside of the classroom, Caryl can often be found photographing wildflowers, writing stories, or enjoying live music.