Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there is a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.

Some things to remember when practicing mindfulness are:

  1. There is no way to quiet your mind. Quieting your mind is not the goal. The goal is to be aware of your mind.
  2. Your mind will wander.   It’s okay for your mind to wander.
  3. Use your breath as an anchor to the present moment.

Another opportunity…

We are seeking a 2021 summer intern for our Community Benefit and Engagement department. The intern will paid and work virtually for 10 weeks this summer to support teen mental well-being

A direct link to the Community Benefit and Engagement intern can be found here. Summer Intern – Community Engagement & Health Improvement (myworkdayjobs.com)