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Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Mindful moment - clams in the sand cleaning their houses at low tide as the sun dances.
Good morning world.
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Micro gut biome is an important dimension of health. The research show a link between gut health anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism.
I make my own Kefir but you can also buy it at the store and the Liberté brand is delicious
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Yoga playlist for Monday’s class this week.
We are starting to learn a variety of mantras. Create your own playlist and start singing at home. The playlist will be done in Spotify.
Happy listening.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2j3oiEtUqn34JISuZL8mpm?si=EqaIrdvTRou9otq9mOLrcQ
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
Podcast update- New episodes will return in August. Twice a month- Enjoy 10-15 min theory and thinking strategies + a mediation podcast. The mediation podcast is clearly labeled if you want a guided practice.
Topics include:
Dealing with difficult emotions
ADHD and focus
Sleep
Body hacks to calm nervous system
Self compassion

See you in August- Take the time you need to relax and practice self care. We all struggle - a mindful self compassion practice and mediation practice can help!

https://open.spotify.com/show/2advaAKKfXgaZrl50xrQUD
Zen Librarian
Zen Librarian
This dog is called Neil Patrick Harris and he post each and every day. I love the fun and ridiculous!! - I would highly recommend following the page if you like dogs + giggles. I love the outfits and the captions! - Perfection.
Find things that make your smile and cultivate joy.

Mindful self compassion course adults in Nanaimo

Mindful Self compassion has been scientifically proven to be most effective for stress management and resiliency. Thank you to Victoria Pawlowski and Carolena Ranger for facilitating this course. I am forever changed and grateful for the strategies I learned in the 8 week course! A life changing moment for me. I was so inspired by this course that I decided to get trained to offer the Teen Course of MSC called Making Friends with Yourself for teens.

Check out their website if you are interesting in developing some concrete strategies that will help you with life!

Center for Compassion inspired health  http://compassioninspiredhealth.com/events/

 

Mindfulness for Families – May 24th 6:30-7:30 pm at Quarterway School Library

Want to bring Mindfulness in to your home and family? Learn hands on science based techniques to calm the mind, fall asleep, and increase resiliency. Dominique Sullivan is a teacher-librarian in Sd 68 and has been a yoga teacher since 2003. The presentation is free or by donation and welcomes individuals and families. (no daycare available)

Life has its ups and downs; mindfulness allows us to meet those challenges with more grace and compassion.

This session will focus on the research by Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Chris Germer as well as resources and techniques from the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

Spring is almost here!

I can’t wait to start yoga outside this year. I have been teaching for 15 years and there has been a rejuvenation of my yoga practice as I took time for myself this year. The study of self compassion has been deeply healing and many of these concepts will be woven into the classes.  The science of wellbeing is a fascinating area of research and I have sent much of 2017-2018 in inquiry. I attend the Dalai Lama Conference, Victoria yoga conference and Teacher training for Teens and  I’m excited to share the latest science and research with my community.

New this year:

Checkout our new Schedule for more information.

Yamas: Aparigraha (Non-possessiveness)

Minimalism Documentary on Netflix

Aparigraha: Learning to Let Go,

This Yama asks us to let go of our attachments to who we think we are, in order to spread our wings and become who we truly are.By https://wanderlust.com/journal/aparigraha-learning-to-let-go/

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