Altrusa International and Mind Body Align Combine to Support Community

SIIA award finalist, Mind Body Align speaks on the impact of mindfulness practice on individuals. Charitable funds make this education accessible. I take immense pleasure in sharing mindfulness with individuals like those in Altrusa International. They practice community mindfulness which aligns with our own mission.” — Jennifer Blue MANSFIELD, OHIO, UNITED STATES, June 22, 2022 […]

Meeting the Moment

Original airdate: September 29, 2021 Guide: Caryl Opening Song: Hiddensee Featured practice: It’s only human to have plans, expectations and ideas for how things will go. More often than not, the moment presents unexpected events, people or situations that change our plans. What does it feel like to meet the moment? How can we practice […]

Let Us Slow Down

Guide: Caryl Featured song: Take It Slow, Ayla Nereo Featured practice: Let us slow down. Bayo Akomolafe says, “The times are urgent, let us slow down.” Let us slow down. Often the demand of urgency requires rapid, habitual responses that create tension and stress. There is an unwritten contract in urgency that says get it […]

How To Beat The Sunday Night Scaries

Does this ever happen to you?    It is Sunday. You’ve had a great weekend so far. Maybe you spent some time with family or you got outside in your garden or went on a hike. You are feeling relaxed and connected. Then it happens. (cue the theme from Jaws). The Sunday Scaries.    Sunday […]

Letting Go of Fixing

Guided audio practice from the 8/18/21 Connect In virtual community mindfulness practice.  Guide: Linda Snyder Opening song: Epiphany by Riopy Featured practice: It is in our nature to fix things, to problem solve. On days where we may have a problem, practicing mindful meditation may be challenging. Our minds’ natural tendency to wander and problem […]

Breathing In Fullness

Lead Guide: Caryl Opening song: Eyes Shut. Soul Alive  (Watch video here) Featured poems/excerpts/breathing exercises: In today’s practice, I am going to lead you through a breathing exercise where we pay close attention to breathing on all sides of the body. Noticing the roundness that our body creates as we inhale. Breathing into the entire […]

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 […]

Calming the Nervous System with Box Breathing

    Lead Guide: Linda Opening song: Joy by Riopy Featured poems/excerpts/breathing exercises: Today’s practice was box breathing, also known as square breathing. It is a simple stress management practice that follows a particular rhythm. In this practice, we consciously lengthen the in-breath, the out-breath, and the pauses in between, so that each portion has […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Be Mindful on Social Media

There is no denying the important presence of social media in our contemporary world.  Whether you love social media or you hate it, chances are you use it. Despite how you may feel, there are as many positive uses for social media as there are negative. It’s all about how you choose to use it. […]