I bet if you are a parent you have said it a thousand times to your children “pay attention” but are we really saying to our kids. Are we actually saying to them or our self for that matter to live in the moment. If they are truly paying attention, they may actually be practicing “mindfulness”. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. How do you learn to live in the moment? I don’t have all the answers but one way would be to take this class that PPSC is offering which I highly recommend. Other ways to be in the present moment is to simply focus on your breath, not that there is magic in the act of breathing, but the focus or meditation will allow you to be mindful of the moment. To live in the moment I practice slowing down, even if it is concentrating for just a moment on my walking pace or for me my eating pace, I try to really taste what I’m eating rather than focusing on what is next on my list of things to tackle. Any of you have heard me speak, know that I never really give the same speech twice; I always try to make subtle changes in the way I deliver it, this keeps me mindful of what I’m actually saying, and I believe makes it a better speech. I also try to be thankful or grateful of a long line or even the Petaluma road diet; instead of being impatient I am mindful of the respite. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. Maybe if all of us found time to practice mindfulness we would have less anxiety.

At the PPSC Mindfulness program you will learn the practice of cultivation non-judgmental awareness in the present moment.

If you are experiencing stress that leads to illness, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, or are feeling overwhelmed with care-giving; are other problems interfering with your quality of life. Join PPSC in group practice in mindfulness mediation and gentle movement. Come learn life-long tools to promote well-being and self-care.

Nine session, starting October 28, please refer to the attached flyer for more information or contact PPSC at 765-8488 or admin@petalumapeople.orgI bet if you are a parent you have said it a thousand times to your children “pay attention” but are we really saying to our kids. Are we actually saying to them or our self for that matter to live in the moment. If they are truly paying attention, they may actually be practicing “mindfulness”. Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. How do you learn to live in the moment? I don’t have all the answers but one way would be to take this class that PPSC is offering which I highly recommend. Other ways to be in the present moment is to simply focus on your breath, not that there is magic in the act of breathing, but the focus or meditation will allow you to be mindful of the moment. To live in the moment I practice slowing down, even if it is concentrating for just a moment on my walking pace or for me my eating pace, I try to really taste what I’m eating rather than focusing on what is next on my list of things to tackle. Any of you have heard me speak, know that I never really give the same speech twice; I always try to make subtle changes in the way I deliver it, this keeps me mindful of what I’m actually saying, and I believe makes it a better speech. I also try to be thankful or grateful of a long line or even the Petaluma road diet; instead of being impatient I am mindful of the respite. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. Maybe if all of us found time to practice mindfulness we would have less anxiety.

At the PPSC Mindfulness program you will learn the practice of cultivation non-judgmental awareness in the present moment.

If you are experiencing stress that leads to illness, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, or are feeling overwhelmed with care-giving; are other problems interfering with your quality of life. Join PPSC in group practice in mindfulness mediation and gentle movement. Come learn life-long tools to promote well-being and self-care.

Nine session, starting October 28, please refer to the attached flyer for more information or contact PPSC at 765-8488 or admin@petalumapeople.org