Posts filed under: #Mindfulness Mondays

#Mindfulness Mondays: Don’t Listen to Them

#MindfulnessMondays: Today’s poem, “Don’t Listen to Them,” comes from Talib, one of the poets in “The Untold Story of the Real Me: Young Voices from Prison.” I was particularly taken by the following lines: “They say a positive mind is...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: Persistence

Whether it’s making it through this long winter, the political climate, or just the ebbs and flows of the year, we all could use extra resilience, grit and determination. In her reflection in Teaching with Heart on Calvin Coolidge’s “Persistence,” April...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: Sifter

I have to admit that sometimes when I realize it’s time (or past time) to create the week’s #Mindfulness Mondays post, I wonder, what have I’ve gotten myself into? Do I really have the time or energy to post one of...
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Mindfulness Mondays: Ulysses

Last week, Helen Mirren read an excerpt from Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. It is a masterful reading of a powerful and poignant poem. Well worth listening and watching. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJb_zJbJ7FI “Ulysses”...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: Ancient Language

This morning I was running late and so was rushing to get a poem posted for #Mindfulness Mondays. (And yes, I do see the irony in that.)  I opened my copy of Poetry of Presence and turned to this week’s...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: A Teacher’s Contract

Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to find the space – in our day, in our mind, in our heart – to be quiet, to be mindful.  Last week’s #Mindfulness Mondays poem by Rumi suggested that we join...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: “A Community of the Spirit”

When I think of a mindfulness practice or setting, I picture finding a quiet space to escape from the world and take some time to slow down and regroup. So I was surprised how the opening lines from Rumi’s “A...
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#Mindfulness Mondays: A Return to Love

This week’s poem for #Mindfulness Mondays is not actually a poem, it’s an excerpt from Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love.”  Rachel Willis selected it for her reflection in Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach....
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Launching Mindfulness Mondays

I can think of no better poem for launching Mindfulness Mondays than “On How to Pick and Eat Poems” by Phyllis Cole-Dai. It serves as a preface poem to the collection in Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems...
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Mindfulness Mondays

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to Book Clubs, I have a fear of commitment! I love books; I even love talking about them.  However, I’m not much of a joiner, and frankly, I feel overwhelmed by...
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