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

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    • Here are Sean's 5 mindful musings for the week:   enhancing non-judgmental moment-to-moment awareness Hi All!  Here is your weekly dose of "5 Mindful Musings", a brief list of what's helping me live a more mindful life. What Brings Me Joy Elmo Learns How To Belly Breathe. I love Elmo, which is why I was so happy that he learned how to use this belly breathing strategy for keeping calm. No one wants to see a stressed out Elmo! 🙂 What I Am Interested In XPT Performance Breathing Certification. Two of my heroes, professional athletes Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece, created this comprehensive guide to breathwork. They've been utilizing powerful breathing exercises to help them heal, perform and thrive in many areas of their legendary lives. I'm really looking forward to this. Something Valuable I Learned  How Trauma Can Affect Your Window of Tolerance People with trauma are best able to cope with stressors and triggers when they’re operating within their window of tolerance. But a traumatic experience can narrow our clients’ window of tolerance, leading to states of either hyper- or hypo-arousal. So the NICABM created this infographic as a tool you can share with your clients. It can help you explain what’s going on when they’re feeling dysregulated. Plus, this will help to support the exercises and work you do together as an important part of healing.     Mindfulness Exercises I Just Shared Freely - 8 Quotes & Videos To Help You Awaken Joy (Because we could all use a little more joy.)   - How To Practice Mindfulness of Death and Why It's Important (The Buddha said this is the most powerful mindfulness practice there is. It's not talked about much, so we thought this may be useful for those of you who feel comfortable with this. Please do not practice if you're prone to depression, suicidal tendencies, or nihilism.)  A Quote I Am Pondering "If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.  If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.  If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.  If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else."  - Chinese Proverb   Share your thoughts, questions and support in our online Mindfulness Community.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more free mindfulness trainings. Share your feedback or testimonial here. Donate to support the work of Mindfulness Exercises and allow the offering of these teachings as widely as possible. Donations are gratefully and joyfully received. Wishing you safety, health, happiness and ease,  http://mindfulnessexercises.imgus11.com/public/559db4a0e82734e0f7184ada257149ab.png   Sean Fargo - Founder, Mindfulness Exercises   - Former Buddhist Monk of 2 Years - Instructor for the mindfulness program developed at Google - Mindfulness Consultant for Ernst & Young, Kaiser Permanente, Elevate, etc.         P.S. - Enhance Your Mindfulness With Our Free 100-Day Mindfulness Challenge Receive daily mindfulness meditations, worksheets and infographics to help you start each day mindful. Sign Up Free:  https://mindfulnessexercises.com/100-day-mindfulness-challenge/
    • I ALWAYS come back to my roots, @Gillian Sanger! In Ayurveda, I am dominant in Vata, which is comprised of air and space, meaning, I need to ground in order to feel more balanced.  Doing things like your pottery work, or anything that stimulates that connectedness, can bring us what we need. Enjoy your class!  Be well. Rachel
    • Hi everyone My name is Jack I am pretty new to meditation but i have noticed how much it has helped me for the past few weeks. my interests include animals and music if you would to know which music i listen to while i medidate you can go here http://bit.ly/3sroe7S. I would appreciate techniques or guides who guys use to meditate.
    • Lovely reflections as always Rachel. I am glad this question brought you relief.  For myself, I feel called to tune into the earth - just to ground myself. We talked about the root chakra recently, and I still feel a strong call and need to reconnect with this grounding element. The past couple of weeks have been a bit challenging for me; my mind is more active than usual (which is saying something because it is usually quite active 😄). Today I am going to a pottery workshop (class 6 out of 8). I have found this craft to be hugely beneficial for my state of mind. When I am working with the clay, I am not thinking about anything else. So in a sense, this is a way for me to connect with the earth.
    • @helenea - No need to apologize for rambling! That's what the forum is here for. And these are certainly challenging times. We are here to support! @Cookie - Very cool! Do you have any interest still in flying? @Feelgoodfloozie - Ah yes, how our desires change 😄 I also wanted to be a grown up when I was a child. I remember asking my parents if I could watch 'real people movies' instead of animations. 
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