First and foremost, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy. And if any of you are suffering with symptoms, I extend deep compassion and wish healing upon you.
During these uncertain times, I want to remind you that I'm here to be your guide to cultivate the tools to help manage all that feels overwhelming.
It's our brain's natural tendency to focus on the negative, and if that's where we dwell, it will grow. It can easily become a habit to get stuck in fear, anxiety, the unknown, restlessness, boredom, sadness, loss, regret...the list goes on.
And despite the spread of the virus, quarantining and disruption in schedules, there's also a lot of good to be found...if you choose to look for it.
So, in honoring the Buddhist belief that in times of distress we bow down to our challenges and say thank you - for this is why we practice. We've all being doing a dress rehearsal and now is the time to put our tools into use.
To help you in doing so, I'm going to be doing 1-2 daily live videos in my Journey Forward Facebook Group. If you are not already a part of that group, please click here to join. I'll be posting on my regular Facebook page and my Instagram (icon links to join my social media are below at the bottom of this email) the times of the videos, so be sure to tune into my social media for time to join the videos live, or you'll be able to catch them on the replay.
In these live videos, I'll be guiding you through how to cultivate a daily mindfulness practice in an attainable, relatable and integratable way for you to manage any and all overwhelming and/or distressing thoughts and emotions that you are experiencing.
I'll also be doing videos geared towards mindfulness for your kids, so you can have them tune in as well.
As of right now, I'll also be suspending any workshops at my office, and will make my Wednesday meditations live online so you can still tune in and be a part of the meditation. Stay tuned for further information on those details.
May you be well.
May you be healthy.
May you be at peace.
Hugs to you!