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Thank you Gillian for the sending care and compassion. 

I have not yet started any mindfulness practices yet. I am new so have no particular preferences. 

However, I would like to learn and start to practice new techniques that brings in calmness in myself first so that I can share with others. 

 

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Lovely intention @Roli Kesarwani. Each one of us begins our mindfulness practice in a unique place, and some gravitate towards heart-centered meditations to start (i.e. loving kindness, self-compassion practice). In any case, you might browse these free audio meditations and see what feels supportive for you in this moment:

https://mindfulnessexercises.com/free-guided-meditations-mindfulness-talks/

Let me know if you find something that is the right fit for you!

Oh - and here is a beginner's guide offered by Mindfulness Exercises:

https://mindfulnessexercises.com/8-mindfulness-exercises-for-beginners/

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I always do my breathing with my eyes open to clam down my body whenever am tense sometimes.

I do my mindfulness by looking at my gratitude journal and writing in it each day that is in the beginner's guide.

I do show compassion to all of my relationships.

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17 hours ago, Erin said:

I always do my breathing with my eyes open to clam down my body whenever am tense sometimes.

I do my mindfulness by looking at my gratitude journal and writing in it each day that is in the beginner's guide.

I do show compassion to all of my relationships.

It sounds like you have a varied practice, Erin, which is great! I find it really helpful to include a variety of different types of meditations/exercises, such as those you've listed here: breathing, gratitude, compassion. I'm also glad to hear that you are keeping your eyes open during breathing as you've found that to be supportive for you.

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On 10/23/2019 at 6:31 AM, Gillian Sanger said:

Share a little more about yourself and let us know something that most people don't know about you.

For instance...
What did your childhood self yearn to be when he/she/they grew up?
When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
What was your biggest mistake turned lesson?
What are you afraid of, big or small?
What unique quirks do you have?

This list of questions is by no means exhaustive of where this can go. Use your imagination to dig for something wild/surprising/unusual or share something totally 'normal' (whatever normal is) and relatable.

 

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On 10/23/2019 at 6:31 AM, Gillian Sanger said:

Share a little more about yourself and let us know something that most people don't know about you.

For instance...
What did your childhood self yearn to be when he/she/they grew up?
When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
What was your biggest mistake turned lesson?
What are you afraid of, big or small?
What unique quirks do you have?

This list of questions is by no means exhaustive of where this can go. Use your imagination to dig for something wild/surprising/unusual or share something totally 'normal' (whatever normal is) and relatable.

Hi,  I am a health coach and fairly new to mindfulness. But I was trained to deliver my companies branded awareness program through participating in the Palouse Mindfulness training. I want to be the best teacher I can be to help others.

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18 hours ago, Jill said:

Hi,  I am a health coach and fairly new to mindfulness. But I was trained to deliver my companies branded awareness program through participating in the Palouse Mindfulness training. I want to be the best teacher I can be to help others.

Hi Jill! Welcome to the community. I'm Gillian - the community moderator. Let me know if you have any questions about this platform.

What does your personal mindfulness practice entail? Are there any practices or mindfulness-related topics you're interested in learning more about?

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On 10/23/2019 at 6:31 AM, Gillian Sanger said:

Share a little more about yourself and let us know something that most people don't know about you.

For instance...
What did your childhood self yearn to be when he/she/they grew up?
When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
What was your biggest mistake turned lesson?
What are you afraid of, big or small?
What unique quirks do you have?

This list of questions is by no means exhaustive of where this can go. Use your imagination to dig for something wild/surprising/unusual or share something totally 'normal' (whatever normal is) and relatable.

 

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Hi again,

I am interested in learning all I can. Mindfulness and higher level consciousness is fascinating. I am immersing myself in this topic. I just ordered the book Bliss Brain, that’s will be my “summer reading”. I’m not a romance novel kind of person. The neuroscience research of mindful meditation is intriguing to me. I used to be a MRI Technologist ( something you didn’t know about me). So, the functional MRI imaging related to meditation is amazing to me!! I also recently found Gaia TV! This is a whole new world. 

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18 hours ago, Jill said:

Hi again,

I am interested in learning all I can. Mindfulness and higher level consciousness is fascinating. I am immersing myself in this topic. I just ordered the book Bliss Brain, that’s will be my “summer reading”. I’m not a romance novel kind of person. The neuroscience research of mindful meditation is intriguing to me. I used to be a MRI Technologist ( something you didn’t know about me). So, the functional MRI imaging related to meditation is amazing to me!! I also recently found Gaia TV! This is a whole new world. 

It is so interesting you bring up Gaia TV as this seems to be floating around my awareness recently. I may subscribe! 

Also, if you haven't yet seen it in the teacher training area, Dr. Rick Hanson (who wrote Neurodharma) held two workshops for the program. He dives into some of the neuroscience in these trainings. You can find them in the Workshops area: https://teach.mindfulnessexercises.com/workshops/

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Just now, Laurie Essence said:

  I'm an INFJ-A, Highly Intuitive, Clairvoyant, and Extremely Empathic... I'm a Woman of Courage, a Spirit Heart Warrior of Light with a Gypsy Soul, I'm Also a Self-Healed Survivor.

"She Embraced Her Courage While She Simultaneously Embraced The Beauty That Gave Birth To It."

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20 hours ago, Laurie Essence said:

  I'm an INFJ-A, Highly Intuitive, Clairvoyant, and Extremely Empathic... I'm a Spirit Heart Warrior of Light with a Gypsy Soul.

Hi Laurie! Welcome to the community... from a fellow INFJ 🙂

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Hey everyone, my name is Jeremy and I am new here. I would say that the one thing that people don't know about me is that when I was younger it was my dream to be in film and/or graphics design. So, I am sticking my neck out there and started a youtube channel. Wish me luck!

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