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Free Resources - Free Mindfulness

Free Resources - Free Mindfulness
Guided Mindfulness Exercises To download a particular guided mindfulness exercise click 'Download' in the right hand column, or right-click and select 'Save as...'. All of the audio files are in MP3 format and under 20MB size. Mindfulness of breath These short mindfulness exercises focus on bringing awareness to the process of breathing. Brief mindfulness practices Body scan Body scan meditations invite you to move your focus of attention around the body, being curious about your experience and observing any sensations that you become aware of. Sitting meditations Sitting meditations often use the breath as the central focus of the practice. Mindful movement Mindful movement practices involve some form of intentional movement such as walking, yoga, tai chi or simple stretching. Guided imagery Self Guided Mindfulness Exercises Sometimes we wish to practice a meditation of our choosing without any guidance. Is there something else you would like to see in this section? Related:  HOMEROOM CIRCLES

of Halloween - Halloween When Is Halloween 2023? Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31. Halloween 2023 will take place on Tuesday, October 31. Ancient Origins of Halloween Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Haunted History of Halloween In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter. Did you know? All Saints' Day

Google honours Hedy Lamarr, inventor of technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Hedy Lamarr: from actress to inventor Google pays tribute to Hollywood actress-turned-inventor Hedy Lamarr on the 101st anniversary of her birth. Renaissance woman Hedy Lamarr could not be accused of living a dull life. Even before fleeing her loveless marriage to a Nazi arms dealer to become a Hollywood star, Lamarr had captured international attention as the first female actor to simulate an orgasm in a non-pornographic film. But none of this, presumably, is why Google has chosen to honour the Austrian-American with a Doodle on what would be her 101st birthday. Any girl can be glamorous, all you have to do is stand still and look stupid. She is remembered for her beauty on the silver screen, but the Hollywood actor spent her nights inventing a weapons communication system that was a precursor to wireless technologies including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Hedy Lammar was the first female Hollywood star to simulate an orgasm on screen "Hedy didn't drink. Hedy Lamarr at a press conference. Wait! 4 common email mistakes to avoid Career advice – 31 July 2015 Sending a clear, concise and grammatically correct email seems like a no-brainer. We all send them, whether it’s to colleagues or external workers; from our phones, homes, or desks, and yet consistently, mistakes are made. Most of the time, these mistakes are minor, quickly forgotten as the key message of the email is taken and acted on, but other times, they can be disastrous. Like turning up to a job interview in shabby attire, sending well-written emails is about presentation and professionalism. Incorrect names or titles.

The Butterfly Effect: Creating shiny girls . . . The Daily SuDoku Welcome to the Daily SuDoku! Today's SuDoku is shown on the right. Click the grid to download a printable version of the puzzle. But how do I do it? The object is to insert the numbers in the boxes to satisfy only one condition: each row, column and 3x3 box must contain the digits 1 through 9 exactly once. The rules of the new Monster Sudokus are exactly the same, but more numbers and letters are needed. 12x12 puzzles require the numbers 1 to 9 and A, B and C in each row, column and 3x4 box. 16x16 puzzles need 0 to 9, and the letters A to F. Want more? Take a look at the Daily SuDoku E-Books.

The Conversation: In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers. Beloved teen Sam Berns dies at 17 after suffering from rare disease Saturday night could have been a moment for Sam Berns to celebrate -- standing in the middle of Gillette Stadium, flanked by some of his beloved New England Patriots, and no doubt cheered heartily by the nearly 70,000 fans surrounding him. But it wasn't to be. Instead of having Berns as an honorary captain in their NFL playoff with the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots held a moment of silence for the young man who inspired them and many others as he lived with progeria, which causes premature, accelerated aging. "Do it for Sammy!" Berns died Friday evening due to complications from the rare genetic disease, according to the Progeria Research Foundation. He was 17. "I loved Sam Berns and am richer for having known him," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. Kraft, one of the most well-respected owners in his sport, wasn't Berns' only fan. More than anything, Sam lived. "Even though I have many obstacles in my life, I don't want people to feel bad for me," Berns said in that TedX talk. "Fly High."

Sleeping and Memory Memory is an aspect of cognitive functioning that involves the encoding, storage, consolidation and recall of experiences, learning and recognition. The process of memory formation is afforded by the ability of the brain to make basic structural changes within the synapses (the junction between neurons). These changes create biochemical associations with the events being recorded. This process is called synaptic plasticity. Although memories are encoded very quickly in the brain (in milliseconds), they are also being changed during consolidation. Beyond instantaneous encoding of memories, the other processes of memory formation require sleep. Memory stabilization proceeds faster during sleep whether daytime nap or nocturnal sleep. The Different Stages of Sleep Cycle Although sleep appears to be a linear progression of rest and dreams, it is really a cycle of 5 stages. The 5 stages of sleep are divided into REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. In Conclusion

Gero Time Management Companion on the App Store How To Take A Compliment What Are Affirmations and How to Use Them By Remez Sasson What Are Affirmations Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind. The words composing the affirmation, automatically and involuntarily, bring up related mental images into the mind, which could inspire, energize and motivate. What Affirmations Do? They motivate. When and How to Repeat Affirmations 1) Devote some special times during the day for repeating them. 2) Repeat them wherever you are, and whenever you want and have the time. Before starting, ask yourself whether you really want to get what you want to affirm for. Affirm with love, faith, feeling and interest, and feel and believe that your desire has already been fulfilled. It is natural for the mind to bring up doubts and negative thoughts, especially if your current environment and situation are very different from what you want to achieve. Examples Affirmations for success: It is easy and simple to achieve success. About the Author

What’s On Your Gratitude List Today? We all know how focusing on the things that we’re grateful for can turn around a negative mood but have you made this a daily practice? I started my own version of this years ago in the form of The 10/10 Exercise. Each day I write at least ten things for which I’m grateful. I try to write about ten different things each day so the practice doesn’t become a rote exercise and to ensure that I notice more of the wonderful people and things in my life. After putting myself into a great mood writing about things I’m grateful for, I follow it by writing at least ten things that I want to attract into my life. Today I thought I would share with you some of the many things that have appeared in my gratitude list. Be grateful if you have eyes to see these things, a nose to smell them, ears to hear them, a mouth to taste them, hands to touch them and a heart to feel them. The petals of a flower The eyelashes of a baby The smell of a puppy The rainbow of colors in a sunrise and sunset Big hugs Love

How to Practice Gratitude – Helpful Tips (and focus on what's really important.) In a stuck moment, it’s hard to see positive forces when obstacles are blaring and fears are looming. This is a good time to be grateful. Thing is, people aren’t hardwired to be grateful. Gratitude puts situations into perspective. Unstuck helps us achieve what's important to us Unstuck helps you solve life’s problems, big and small, by looking at what has you stuck and how to change that. 9 ways to cultivate gratitude 1 Notice your day-to-day world from a point of gratitude and be amazed at all the goodness we take for granted. The power of paying a compliment When Mark Twain said, "I can live two months on a good compliment," he only told half the story. Here are five do’s and don’ts to make the most of giving and receiving of admiration: DO be genuine. Gratitude gizmos Special equipment isn’t necessary for practicing gratitude — the real work goes on in your head and heart. A website to publicly post what you are grateful for.