I have two things for you to think about (with your eyes closed) before you go onto reading this article: a) When was the last time that you engaged in drawing/colouring/painting? b) How did engaging in this activity make you feel? Once you have answered these questions, try to make yourself aware of the bodily… Continue reading Art and Colouring: Practices that Build Calm During Stressful Times
With our privilege, comes our power to support people who are already marginalised in our society and whose suffering has increased due to the COVID 19 crisis. This post looks at how we can support waste-pickers who perform and essential function in our cities and stand to be deeply affected by the crisis and the lockdown.
Begin by training yourself with this little, baby-step response to every stressful trigger, and it may be the most momentous action you’ve ever taken.
At a time when we need to isolate ourselves physically, how can we remain connected with each other? One answer is by expressing our gratitude to others. Gratitude in the simplest of terms means to be mindful of our blessings. Normally, caught in our whirlwind of busyness, we are hardly able to spare a minute… Continue reading Connecting with Others: Saying Thank You to People We Haven’t Thanked Before
Grounding is a technique that that helps us come back to the present moment, enjoy it, and live it. Grounding is designed to immediately connect you with the present moment, by consciously checking in with the physical sensations you are feeling at the moment. By paying attention to things we can see, hear, feel, smell and taste in the present moment, we are reminded that, however much we think of the future or the past, we are living in the present moment.
Through Stories of Hope, we are going to share practices that are helping us stay hopeful. Every alternate day, we will share one practice that helps us to connect with ourselves and one practice that helps us to connect with others.