Mindfulness in the Youth Garden

I was up unusually early this sunny Saturday morning, having invited myself on a field trip with my daughter, who was meeting my sister for a garden tour. There was a time years ago when I was always up and out of the house early on Saturday mornings. My husband was traveling weekly back and […]

The Body’s Wisdom: Seated Mindful Movement Meditation

Guide: Linda Opening song: Put Down What You Are Carrying by Trevor Hall Featured Practice: 15 minute seated mindful movement meditation is about noticing what’s here in each moment, listening and responding to your body’s wisdom and bringing a kind, curious and patient quality of awareness to whatever you find.    Connect In with us […]

A (Mindful) Summer State of Mind

The summers of yore.    When I was a kid, summers were spent in an idyllic 1980’s suburban kind of setting. Images flood my mind when I think about it: waking up naturally,  spending endless days by the pool, playing outside with neighborhood kids and riding my bike with a banana seat. The streamers on […]

6 Mindfulness Accounts We’re Loving on TikTok

TikTok is the social media platform to be on today.    According to Konstruct Digital, TikTok was the 2nd most downloaded app in January 2021 and has 689 million monthly active users worldwide as of January 2021 (Oberlo, 2021). You might be thinking that TikTok is a silly and wasteful way to spend your time, […]

Connect In Audio Practice 07/14/21

Please enjoy the recording of our guided mindfulness practice from July 14th, 2021. Lead guide: Caryl Opening song: Hiddensee by Ceeyse Featured poems/excerpts: Walking Slowly by Donna Faulds It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh […]

Pause. Notice. Adjust. Navigating Transitions

Many of us are drawn to a good transformation story. A dramatic before and after shot can spur in us a bone deep knowing that life is cyclical and changes often. Often we are shown images of a caterpillar transforming into the butterfly to illustrate how change is natural. What we don’t often see is […]

A Meditation For Winter

  I love winter. This has not always been the case. I lived the first part of my adult life disliking winter. I would start to complain as the last of the leaves were raked up and put into the compost pile. I would complain about how cold my bed was when I got in […]

Leaning Into Emotions With Mindfulness

To bring awareness to ones emotions mindfully

The past few months have been different. I am going to call it a time of mindful contemplation. I have been working at home, picking up groceries shopped by someone else, and connecting with very few people in person.  On the plus side, I started some new good habits. I start each day with quiet […]

Soundtrack for Fun + Focus

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5 Ways to Decrease the Stigma of Mental Health

Introduction by Annamarie Fernyak In the following blog post, Erin talks about the stigma of mental health and common biases toward people who may be suffering from mental illness. Before Erin’s thoughtful essay, I never considered that I might have biases. After reflecting on Erin’s words, I came to realize that some biases were just […]