W.A.I.T. and WAIT https://youtu.be/BDJhc_xH8-M
PATIENCE, CURIOSITY AND STAY https://youtu.be/k4zUjxIQDdc
TENSE AND RELEASE
Slowly tense and release all of your muscles from your head down to your toes.
Feel what happens to your body and your mind as you do.
HALT. Right now, are you feeling…..
If so, what could you do about it…?
ONE TRACK MIND
Play one of your favorite songs.
Pick one instrument or sample track to focus on, and
listen to just that one instrument through the entire song.
Notice five sensations in your body right now.
Count them on your fingers.
Bring to mind something you are grateful for. Silently repeat this while holding the image in your mind.
How do you feel?
Things I Love:
“Hats” are my Friday Favorite!
All the Hats we wear are important and represent something, even though they may be the invisible kind:
- Rain Hats—–Protect our heads
- Costume Hats—be someone or something else for fun
- Baby Hats—-to feel warm and safe
- Fishing at Hats— Protect from sun
- Angel Halo Hat (too tight) — try it on for size… for funaHHHHHh \h\s
- Photography Hat—- to feel protected from sun and elements and to concentrate
All the hats we wear in a day with all that we do in life can be pretty awesome to think about. Physically putting them on and taking them off is easy but the transition from the invisible kind from family member to friend to job to caregiver to driver to cook to cleaner to advisor to gardener to advocate to neighbor to teacher to …. to…. to…….. The list goes on and on and can be tiring and exhausting if they all get mixed up into many into facets of “giving”.
Transitions happen every day and can be easier, happen with more ease and calm and can be joyful!
Mindfulness coaching can be useful for challenges and transitions from hat to hat.
Mary Oliver Poetry
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
from Dream Work
by Mary Oliver