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  1. WELCOME!

    1. Introduce Yourself

      Welcome to the community! We'd love to get to know you. Start a new topic and let us know where you're from, what your interests are, what brings you to this platform, or anything else about yourself.

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    2. 100 Day Challenge

      A forum for participants in our 100 Day Mindfulness Challenge

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    3. Share Your Wins

      We want to hear about all of your successes - big and small - so post them here so we can give each other a pat on the back.

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    4. The Watercooler

      Off-topic discussion - shoot the breeze and hang out with the Mindfulness Exercises community

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    5. Question of the Week

      This is where we host a weekly discussion on a particular topic relevant to mindfulness practitioners - stop by and let us know your thoughts!

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    6. Mindful Musings

      Which musing is your favorite this week? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Let me know! 

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  2. PRACTICING AND TEACHING MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

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    2. Teaching Mindfulness To Others

      Share your experiences, questions and recommendations for teaching mindfulness to others.

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    3. Dealing With Stress & Anxiety

      Share your experience with stress and anxiety, including trials and triumphs, insights, and questions for other members.

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    4. Love For Ourselves & Others

      Compassion is at the heart of mindfulness. This category is for exploring all things related to love for self and for others.

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    5. Work, Career & Mission

      Mindfulness intersects with career and work in many ways. Share your experience with bringing mindfulness into the workplace, or let us know your thoughts on the ideas of 'purpose' and 'mission'.

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    6. Communicating Mindfully

      Mind your words. This section is all about exploring how we can communicate - speaking and listening - in mindful ways.

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    7. Mindfulness For Sleep

      How does mindfulness impact your sleep patterns? Share your experience with mindfulness as it relates to catching Zzz's.

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    8. Pain, Trauma & Addiction

      This section is dedicated to compassionately and non-judgmentally exploring all things related to trauma and addiction.

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    9. Grief & Loss

      Grief and loss are a very difficult aspect of the human experience. Share your own experience with these, as well as any insights or wisdom you can offer to others experiencing grief and loss.

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    • I came across a video this morning of Francis Weller talking about grief. I must say, it felt to come at the perfect time. I have been experiencing a lot of grief about the state of our collective and his explanation of the many gates of grief was affirmative for me. Below is the video (with discussion about the five gates starting at 3:03, though the whole thing is worth a watch). That said, I'll just quickly outline the five gates he mentions here. If you have thoughts or reflections on any of these, I would love to hear them: 1. Grief that occurs when we lose something or someone that we love 2. Grief that occurs when we lose some part of ourselves we've never known 3. Grief related to the losses of the world, the sorrow of the world 4. Grief for what we expected when we came into this world but did not receive 5. Ancestral grief He notes that in our modern societies, we tend only to really acknowledge the first type. Just hearing him talk about the additional gates of grief felt deeply validating.    
    • Beautiful, humbling words, Rachel. Thank you for sharing another one of your lovely blog posts.  Reading it reminded me of something Sean said in a weekly call for the teacher training program a while back. He offered the reminder that teaching mindfulness is not about us; it is about helping others. This of course applies to modalities beyond mindfulness as well. There is a short clip of that talk here:  
    • Thank you for sharing J.D. - and welcome to the community! Relating to what you've said, I do believe managing anxiety requires a holistic approach - community, nourishing lifestyle habits, awareness, rest, and so forth. It seems like you're covering a lot of angles in your approach!
    • Thank you for sharing this, Eve. I can relate to what you've said as I am constantly trying to mind my phone usage. Sometimes, I am able to recognize unconscious scrolling, but sometimes not. It's definitely a journey. 
    • Day 13 Self ~ compassion I found the expressions in The end of the video very helpful to offer ourselves a sense of compassion and kindness through difficult and challenging times.  1. Areas of my life where I can be more forgiving are …  This reminded me of the forgiveness prayer that personally helped me a lot to forgive moments from the past in Childhood. 2. If I were more forgiving of these areas, it would allow me to…. As I was able to forgive that was the first time that allowed me to let go and move forward much easier with life. Thanks for this  self compassion video, It feels always “connecting”  to bring a sense of self compassion to the moment and yourself.💜      
    • Anxiety is the reason I got into mindfulness. I totally agree. I'll suddenly become aware that I'm not taking full breaths at times. When I get like this, I grab my disc golf bag and hit the course. I work from home, so getting out and away from my desk is paramount to my mental health.  I've also gotten back into weightlifting after a 6 month hiatus, which I'll never do again. My stress got so bad a few months ago, that I started having vertigo-like symptoms. I was dizzy anytime I was in an upright position. My hypothalamus was the culpret according to my chiro. He gave me some supplements and that really helped, but getting back into the gym and better eating habits have really helped.  But I will say meditation has 10X'd the benefits of all those things. Incredibly powerful. 
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