Mindful Noting: Beginner’s mind

Mindful Noting: Beginner’s mind

  • January 22, 2014

When you cultivate the qualities for mindful self-esteem, you plant the seed of beginners mind. Start by recognizing when assumptions are occurring and how you’re holding it in your body, thoughts, and emotions. Pay attention to bodily numbness or itchiness, cold or heat, and subtle or gross vibrations; if you’re…

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Event: An Afternoon of Mindfulness and Peace

Event: An Afternoon of Mindfulness and Peace

  • January 20, 2014

We invite you to join us for an afternoon of Mindfulness and Peace with Janetti Marotta, author of 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem and Gregory Sims, author of Personal Peacefulness. Sunday, January 26th 2:00-5:00 Lucie Stern Center 1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA

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Beginner’s mind

Beginner’s mind

  • January 20, 2014

Mindfulness cultivates beginner’s mind: looking at things as if for the first time, without assumptions. When you employ beginner’s mind, you meet life with an attitude of curiosity; every moment is a new beginning. –Janetti Marotta in 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem Raisin’ I called you Raisin. Brown, sweet, squishy….

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Mindful Noting: Nonjudging

Mindful Noting: Nonjudging

  • January 15, 2014

When you cultivate the qualities for mindful self-esteem, you plant the seed of nonjudging. Start by recognizing when judging is occurring. Get to know it. How does it feel in the body, what thoughts arise, and what emotions manifest? Pay attention to bodily tension or tightness; if you’re thinking in…

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Nonjudging

Nonjudging

  • January 13, 2014

Nonjudging means bringing an attitude of neutral observation to any encounter, without labeling things as good or bad or resisting the encounter. Nonjudging doesn’t mean eradicating judgmental thoughts. It means that if judgmental thoughts arise, you notice them without acting on them. –Janetti Marotta in 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem…

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Momentary Meditation: Affirming Breath

Momentary Meditation: Affirming Breath

  • January 8, 2014

Take a few deep, slow abdominal breaths to settle into a place of quiet. Pair affirmations with each in breath and out breath. Allow each breath to penetrate deeper and deeper into the heart. You may wish to use the affirmations below or create your own. Breathing in acceptance—Breathing out…

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A Final Pebble on the Path

A Final Pebble on the Path

  • January 6, 2014

It’s not about resolving your infertility; it’s about integrating it. Know if you open to all options, you will have a child. Ultimately, it’s not in spite of infertility but because of infertility that your child will come to you!

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Momentary Meditation: Acceptance Breath

Momentary Meditation: Acceptance Breath

  • January 1, 2014

As you’re breathing in slow, deep abdominal breaths, bring your awareness to the body, noticing points of tension, tightness, heat, cold, or neutralness. Slowly begin to expand your awareness to thoughts and emotions, noticing perhaps anxiety, sadness, worry, fear, fatigue, or neutralness. As you slow and deepen the breath, drop…

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Loving Yourself

Loving Yourself

  • December 30, 2013

Infertility is a catastrophe in every sense of the word. Yet, it is the very struggle of infertility, its diminishing of your reserves in every domain that can ultimately replenish and further you. It requires you to look for happiness not on the outside but on the inside. The continual…

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Momentary Meditation: Touching Breath

Momentary Meditation: Touching Breath

  • December 24, 2013

As you begin to settle, notice the breath naturally occurring. As you lightly bring attention to the breath, invite the breath to slow and deepen into natural abdominal breaths. Feel the breath where the breath is most evident or most accessible. This may be in the belly, chest, whole body,…

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