BEST Mindfulness Resources

  “Training your mind to be in the present moment is the number one key to making healthier choices.” – Susan Albers Mindfulness is a great tool to living our best lives.  What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is noticing what is happening right now. What are your senses and emotions telling you? What is your mind telling you? Through (more…)

Befriending Yourself and Your Experience

What is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is noticing what is happening right now. What are your senses and emotions telling you? What is your mind telling you?  At the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) we see mindfulness in this way, too:  Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience (Jon Kabat Zinn).  Through the practice (more…)

Happy Talk!

“Happy talk, keep talking happy talk. Talk about things you’d like to do.” This line from the Rogers & Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” always made me smile. Not so much the boy-girl thing, but definitely the positive outlook that “happy talk” about things I wanted to do (dreams) could make life unfold the way I (more…)

Think Big, Start Small

A little music? It’s Monday and we thought this song would be the perfect addition to our Mindful Monday lineup … Why music? The benefits of music cannot be overstated. AARP conducted a survey of music and brain health. The results indicated the following about the impact of music on cognitive and emotional well-being: Music (more…)

Becoming Mindful in 3 Easy Steps

We’ve gotten wonderful feedback on our Monday Mindful series. I’m excited that during this difficult time we’ve been able to continue supporting our community with the information, ideas, and encouragement we all want. Today we’re sharing three simple steps for becoming mindful and focused on the present moment by using all five senses. Our exercise (more…)

One Word Makes All The Difference

Today our mindfulness activity is going to focus on one word. Choose one of the words below and write it on an index card, piece of note paper, post-it, or even the back of an envelope. Then place the paper with with word on it somewhere you will see it (refrigerator, bathroom mirror, computer monitor). (more…)