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  1. On 8/2/2020 at 8:41 AM, VBZivkovic said:

    As requested, here are 2 links to the guided meditation recordings.

    The files were both too large to upload here so I'm providing links to the files in my Google Drive. 

    One is in a .mp4 (500 mB or so) file with a nice background  Large 

    This file is audio only (11 kB) Small

    Please let me know if there are any issues or concerns.

    Thank you so much for sharing your recordings with us. 

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  2. For those of us who are living alone, I felt this was a welcome invitation to be in tune and comfortable with yourself as company. For those of us in a city, to welcome a new type of silence and stillness (without having to take a trip to a rural area to experience). I've been reenergized creatively because I've had a significant mental rest from noise pollution, social responsibilities, etc. 

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  3. I've recently started a gratitude journal - except I use a voice transcription app. I don't enjoy writing unnecessarily  (due to wrist inflammation) so I avoided a traditional journal before now. But speaking out loud is actually soothing for me during isolation so I'm enjoying this new-to-me practice!

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    On 4/21/2020 at 4:33 PM, Mindfulness With Robyn said:

    I have ADHD and creating structure is so difficult for me. I prefer to have structure built into my day. But, during this pandemic I had to find a way. So, I grabbed my white board and hung it on the living room wall and grabbed post-it notes and wrote tasks on them (things I would like/need to do in addition to the daily activities I normally do) and placed them on the white board. Each day, I grab a post-it note from the board and do it. If I do more than one - great. But, it is helping me not be so overwhelmed with all of the "to do" items that I literally can just put off for another day. I am getting shit done! 

    @Mindfulness With Robyn thank you for this share! you've actually inspired me to do  something similar since I've just come across a fresh pack of post-its in one of my junk drawers 😆 Like @Gillian Sanger I usually prefer online options, like Trello (I actually use Realtimeboard, a web based white board), but with all the benefits of online organization comes the downside -- my avoidance tendencies -- they're so easy to completely ignore or forget about. I think your post-it solution is exactly what I need to keep my focused on what I actually would like to accomplish short term. 

    Congrats on knocking out those post-its each day, Robyn! I'm applauding you from California 🙂

     

    On 4/21/2020 at 4:11 PM, Paige PIlege said:

    @Ro H.I agree, I also like my things left out and where I put them in my creative spaces.  My whole house sometimes. lol.  Actually I like having the clean part where people enter and sit.  The rest of the house is so so. lol.  I was a perfectionist and everything in its place.  Then the more I moved it I forget where I put it.  Too many junk drawers.  I am like you I like to be creative.   Do you end up with a lot of junk drawers?  I don't know where it all comes from. 

    Absolutely! I didn't realize it (out of sight, out of mind) but just like @Mindfulness With Robyn I've been using this time to approach a list and as I started spring cleaning I realized I have several junk drawers!  Actually, junk cabinets, too! It's a happy-accident though because I'm finding tons of unused art supplies and now is the perfect time to start putting them to use again to help me calm my mind (something I've been struggling with while I self isolate in a big city).  

    @Paige PIlege have you found anything long forgotten that you might have use for again (like I did with my forgotten art supplies), or mostly things you'll let go?  I'm noticing a lot of people are using this time to embrace minimalism, too - so I'm curious about your experience. 🙂

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  5. 4 hours ago, Gene Williams said:

    Hello all,

    For some reason, I did not receive a Day 5 Exercise. I just got my Day 6 Exercise and will post my response to the questions later today.

    Cheers,

    Gene

    I had Day 5 in my email archives (pasting below). I hope this helps! 


    Day 5:
    Wishing Ourselves and Others Well

    Integrated Practice:

    When you see the next person you will interact with today, take a moment to say in your mind, "I wish for you to be happy" as you greet them.  Repeat this as many times as you remember to do so today.

    Reflection Question:

    Q.) How did the practice of wishing others well impact your interactions?  

    Q.) Did it shift your mood in any way?  Did it impact the quality of your attention?
     

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  6. Honestly I'm finding so much peace in the stillness in the normally chaotic city I live in. Spending a lot more time sitting in these new quiet moments, reflecting and trying to appreciate the small benefits the earth is getting during this time, vs worrying. Also spending more time connecting with family and friends (by phone and video)

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  7. On 3/11/2020 at 12:24 AM, Gillian Sanger said:

    mindfulness of my news consumption has drastically helped to lessen any anxiety

    Completely agree. I allow myself to check the news once per day for the important updates I need to know, and I only check the official local and national sources. In the world of social media where the news is being flung towards you from every direction, it can definitely be difficult. Applauding you for taking a news fast.   

    9 hours ago, Gillian Sanger said:

    Here's a resource that explains a bit about the fear response (and the social contagion of coronavirus emotions) and lists some exercises for managing this fear: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/dealing-with-covid-19/

    I came here today to find exactly this! Thank you so much, Gillian!

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  8. On 2/24/2020 at 1:51 AM, Gillian Sanger said:

    I love this @Ro H.! What a great share. I really like the infographic and think those qualities listed in each of the six sections are good indicators that we can keep our eyes out for in the towns and cities we venture to.

    Did you end up planning a trip? If so, I'm curious what city/town/country you chose 🙂

     

     

    Yes, actually! I had to make it extra difficult because I also wanted to take a train instead of driving. So I decided on Dunsmuir, CA. -  mostly for the proximity to nature. 

  9. On 1/7/2020 at 12:40 AM, Paige PIlege said:

    I have been wandering around the last few years because the first 50 years of my life were done witnessing, making mistakes and learning.  Finally, I have reached accomplished.  30 years of journals with struggles and progress now can be put out.  With 3 courses and 3 websites, I feel very comfortable with helping others.  I use to have this itch.  This itch to do something with what I have lived.  Not knowing how, when, where and what is a daunting task.  FIRST progress is in 2020.  Thank you for being here.   Projects are completed, now to learn what else to do with it.    Very slow going for me.      

    https://soul-fitness-life-alliance.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=1148266       Embrace Your Joy        free             4 videos    Worksheet bonus

    https://soul-fitness-life-alliance.teachable.com/purchase?product_id=1384677       Embrace Joy Without Fear      $10   minicourse    videos, charts, bonus's

     

     Congratulations! 

  10. On 2/15/2020 at 11:50 PM, Paige PIlege said:

    Oh my.  I use to have little notes all over the place.  Lists of what to do in each room.  Especially the kitchen.  With kids around,  teenagers I find lists are needed.  Now I just do one room at a time and take my time.  Lord, I would even have dust the base boards.  I was a perfectionist.  Bedrooms would look like hotel rooms.   A Bed, Dresser and Chair is all the was there.  Crazy when I think back.  Now is not as bad.  Back then I would take a clothes basket to each room.  Put everything in it that belonged to a different room and empty as I went.  Not anymore.  Nameste

    This resonates - my mother was that way so of course the minute I moved away from home I had stuff everywhere, just because I could. Fast forward decades later and I'm happy and content with whatever my space ends up transforming to. I do enjoy less in my calm zones, but I also enjoy lots of stuff in my creative spaces!  🙂

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  11. Hi Stephanie! I love your approach. I didn't set out to create my own routine (I was just exploring, initially) but as I set upon this journey of learning and practicing, I naturally settled into one over time - and I've become comfortable with that changing organically, too. Welcome to the community 🙂

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  12. While planning a mini holiday I decided I wanted to explore destinations that were prime spots to restore and revitalize this spring. That led me to ask the internet 😅 if cities could be mindful - and I actually came across some interesting stuff. Sharing here in case anyone is interested. There is also a book referenced in the article, however, it relates to London only. Although these cities are all over the world, I think the framework can be used to make your own evaluations of locations near you for quick weekend trips - which is what I plan to use it for. 

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/02/worlds-most-mindful-cities-top-10/

     

    From the article...

    Their ranking of the 10 most mindful cities

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    The framework

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  13. I may have shared this before in another thread, though a major growing pain for me was feeling like I couldn't practice mindfulness because committing to a routine is difficult for me, and I felt I was adding too many tasks to my day - how would I find the time, I won't have time to do it "right" - which kicked my anxiety in gear (anxiety was originally what got me here) 😄

     But I kept trying and practicing and eventually allowed myself to realize that practice could happen throughout my day if I just made little adjustments - like practicing while making tea, mindful walking (shared that over in Wins), and so on.  Definitely had to let go of expecting perfection

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  14. So I guess my mother was right - a cluttered space makes for a cluttered mind. 😄

    I'm really starting to understand minimalism in the home - which is hard for a maximalist (decor) like me to come to terms with! But in those spaces of my home that I tend to use for practicing mindfulness less helps me to be more. 

    Saying goodbye to clutter in my bedroom really helps with my evening practices so I can more easily drift off to sleep.

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  15. Recently came across The Mind, Explained - it's a documentary series currently available on Netflix (of 5, 20 minute episodes) that examines what happens inside human brains when we dream, have anxiety, practice mindfulness, and so on. 

    One of the episodes focuses on mindfulness and shares the story of Yongey Rinpoche ... here's a quick description from IMDB

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    The Mind Explained looks at the power of mindfulness and meditation. It examines how different kinds on meditation (transcendental, dynamic, and religious) and notes that they are different from mindfulness meditation (satipatthana). It talks to neuroscientists who discuss what happens in the brain during meditation.

     

    I thought some may be interested, so I'm sharing here in case you happen to have Netflix! 

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  16. 23 hours ago, Gillian Sanger said:

    Does anyone have any songs or artists they can recommend for mindfully dancing or practicing yoga to? I've got a handful but haven't found anything new lately.

    Hmm, what do you look for (or prefer) when selecting the music for mindful dancing? 

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  17. On 1/13/2020 at 1:18 PM, Paige PIlege said:

     I need a fitness accountability partner.  Soon I will find a partner of fitness.  Maybe I will propose a program or course to create this. 

    I believe that course/program would be beneficial to so many, and you may discover new things about yourself as you create it. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your confession, and I'm hoping 2020 will bring forth the increased healing, mobility,  and strength.

     

     

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  18. I hear you Paige. I've had years where my only "resolution" was to take life day by day. 🙂 

    I actually enjoy resolutions now, however, I like to make them on my birthday (so my personal new year, if you will!). I also only set 1 or 2. One always being something for earth (like reducing waste in my household), and the other being for myself /my spirit.  I feel refreshed and I enjoy having a solid - but totally obtainable - goal to help keep me moving forward. 

     

     

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