To do our part in supporting our community, we've put together some resources to help you and your family feel more safe, centered and connected in these challenging times
Everyone wants to have a sense that we can relax and feel safe. But sometimes life, with all its stressors, can make us feel like we might not always have that. The good thing is, we can use our imagination to get a break from those stressors.
It's easy to feel powerless about what's happening around us, which can then spin into worry about the things we can't control. Through one subtle shift in perspective, we can begin to focus on the micro-moments in our day of the things we do indeed have control over.
When the stress starts to mount, take a little time to get grounded. These tracks help bring our awareness back to what's actually happening right now rather than get lost in the worry of what might happen.
As part of the preparedness efforts, many experts are recommending that we stay closer to home and avoid social activities. Yet, feeling connected to others is an effective way to alleviate feelings of anxiety and worry. How can we cultivate feelings of connection now?
With schools now temporarily closed and life constantly changing due to the coronavirus, here are a series of recommended mindfulness activities for the entire family. Ideal for children ages 4 - 10, these activities provide a suggested practice to help you and your child work through big emotions — together!
If you are having trouble sleeping, you're not alone. Sleep is vital to our wellbeing, and getting enough of it can help keep us mentally and physically healthy. Here are activities that support a good night's sleep, which can help strengthen immunity, support a healthy heart, repair muscles, boost brain power, reduce stress, and improve your mood.
When you're stressed, your heart rate and breathing speed up, your muscles get tense, and adrenaline and cortisol (the stress hormone) are released throughout the body. When we focus our attention on our breath, it can become an anchor to the present and an opportunity to find more calm.
There are many benefits to practicing mindfulness, like increased focus, less stress, and better sleep, but just like exercise, those benefits only come with practice. It may seem daunting to think about adding one more thing to your schedule these days, but here are several simple suggested practices to help mindfulness become a natural part of your daily life.