Sometimes (like now) I get on FIRE about a new blog post, a new article, a new class, and I need to check myself. I find myself writing in my head while I also listen to the radio, or while meditating, or walking. I practice mindfulness daily, often by using "informal" practice.
Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D. describes "informal" practice this way:
1. Paying attention to the moment-to-moment details of experience
2. Paying particular attention to the body and one's experience of it
3. Recognizing the experience of mind and not getting caught in memories of the past or
plans for the future
4. Trying neither too much nor too little
5. Letting go of distractions and paying attention to the present moment
6. Noticing one's experience without judging it
So today I will be kind to the drive that says this blog post is SO important, and I will take
a break. I will hear the cat snoring, the kids playing, and notice my chest is tight with the
anticipation of what people will think of this blog. And yes, there is a play date happening
at my house right now, so it's time to be a present mom, a free from her computer mom.
I will do this knowing we all must juggle, balance, and craft these things the way we
can. We can take a moment to be grateful. Today I am super grateful for the opportunity to share new classes, groups, talks, and this site. Keep coming back to bridgetbertrand.com as there will be more soon.
Mindful Mondays will take place in September along with a teen group and more positive
discipline on the weekends. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need further
referrals in the San Mateo area.