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Mindful Mondays: Heart Strengthening Resilience

This week let’s focus on appreciating the edges of the seasons, fresh air, and keeping agile as we pivot in response to life. As we deepen into October, I want to share with you this quick video from Kelly McGonigal (Author, health psychologist, and lecturer at Stanford University who is known for her work in psychology and neuroscience.)

This quick visualization and breathing practice will come in handy to build resilience, compassion, and nervous system stabilization so that you can respond to life with your best self.

Mindfulness is “The awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Or, as Guy Claxton puts it, “Mindfulness is simply the knack of noticing without comment whatever is happening in your present experience.”

Lisa Wellington
Lisa Wellington

Lisa Wellington is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher who writes about integrative practices that downshift stress, increase insight, and jumpstart joy.

She is best known for her work with law enforcement professionals as well as those challenged by housing instability and addiction. Trained in the Fine Arts at Washington State University, she specializes in group training that engages participants’ inherent creativity.

If she is not under a stack of books about psychology and spirituality, she can be found at a Puget Sound beach or nearby trail, always searching for the absurd, which is her superpower. 

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