Many of our members say they are too busy, stressed out and need a way to become more balanced. We had the pleasure of hearing an insightful presentation from member, Jamie Mueller, “Busy and Balanced through Mindfulness,” at our April evening club meeting. After her presentation, members were invited to stay for a meditation exercise.
What is Mindfulness? One definition presented by Jamie is, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
From Jon Kabat-Zinn: “The self- regulation of attention. Awareness. ‘Just’ Awareness.”
For those of you who were unable to attend, Jamie has provided us with a copy of her presentation and an abundance of resources , including the following:
– The Breathing Meditation we did as a group (2nd one on the list)
Book recommendation for those thinking about starting a mindfulness practice:
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life
From Mindful Magazine and their website: For each of these thorny workplace problems, try the recommended practice, enjoy the benefit—and keep this chart handy.
Jamie will also be hosting a read-along of the book Mindfulness: An 8-week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World starting on April 29th on her blog, Culture Bumps. Sign-up at the blog and you will receive the week-by-week discussions and exercises.
IWCS Communication Chairperson