We are excited to announce that in the coming months we will be offering Community Acupuncture on Saturdays and for specific populations. This Monday will be our last general Community Acupuncture. Stay tuned for our weekend schedule and focus of the month! In the mean time, see you tonight between 5-7 PM for Community Acupuncture. Dr. Heidel-Arnold will be providing auricular stress reduction points to get you through your week! Check out this article from Medical News Today on how acupuncture works.
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When practicing mindfulness we are bringing attention to the present moment and letting go of the moment that has passed. So often, we are tempted to cling to the moment that has passed or resist the moment in front of us. We live in a society which has a great deal of difficulty in accepting the passing of time. In particular, we do not like to age. Getting older is seen as a failure instead of being embraced as a rite of passage, a progression in life or an accumulation of knowledge and experience.
Yet, the reality is, each day cells are dying, we are aging and time is passing on. This does not have to be a negative thing, but can be a focus of a mindfulness practice. Each moment is precious and unique. If that moment includes a new wrinkle, it is still a moment to embrace and honor. When we resist these moments, we are not present to our lives.
This week, when you look in the mirror, notice your children growing, feel the change of seasons, mindfully notice this gentle passing of time. Take a few breaths, close your eyes and acknowledge these precious moments.
Mindful moments are short exercises to be used throughout your week to relax, integrate and center yourself. Inspired by the wisdom traditions and science, mindful moments are meant to be accessible and simple enough for anyone to practice. Many teachers and leaders in integrative medicine have influenced our approach to mindful moments. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Look for the weekly mindful moment every Monday. May it support you in finding your center to live life to the fullest.