The holidays are sometimes a challenging time comprised of both happiness and sadness and, frequently, a time of increased stress. As we think about the gifts and the losses in our lives, we can be left feeling emotionally drained and, at times, as though we’re just waiting for the holidays to be over.
Mindfulness, or the practice of opening ourselves to life just as it is without judgment or self-criticism, can make a difference. In practicing mindfulness, we can take a little time for ourselves, perhaps just 10-15 minutes each day, to make room for all the thoughts and feelings that arise.
Follow this simple exercise to bring mindfulness into your holidays:
May your own heart and spirit be safe, peaceful, and loved.
Join one of our upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) uses meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress. We are currently offering a variety of mindfulness courses for every level of interest and availability:
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