Coping with COVID-19 has not been and will not be easy for any of us, but we are in this together.
Dear visitor and friend,
What better opportunity could exist to practice being in the moment, as that is all we truly have, than NOW amid a global crisis?
Please enjoy the 30 day mindful resilience practices here to help get through the coming month sheltering-in-place one day at a time.
These activities or exercises can be done alone, with others virtually, or as a shelter in place team. They can be adopted for families with young children. You may find that even in a time of social distancing, these experiences can offer a sense of community. They can be completed in any order, or by skipping.
If these exercises do not serve you, they can be adapted in any way. Of course, they are voluntary to begin with and should not be used if met with discomfort. These are not to serve as medical advice or guidance and, as always, with concerns please consult with your medical provider.
Reflections and feedback are welcome to the email below. No negativity please. This is a time for social support.
With gratitude and peace,
Dr. Robin Ortiz, physician and, importantly, fellow human being
Additional resources on Lifestyle Medicine in the time of COVID-19: Here from ACLM
(in part available in Spanish and Portuguese)
*April 11, 2020
(excerpt video with visual)
*April 22, 2020
April Daily ~5 Minute Mindfulness
April 30, 2020
REFLECTION ON 30 MINDFUL DAYS!
April 29, 2020
April 28, 2020
What is Happiness?
April 27, 2020
April 26, 2020
A Mindful Day
April 25, 2020
April 24, 2020
Breath Work, Mind Still
April 23, 2020
Centering in Shining Light
April 22, 2020
Mindfully Poetic - Jiménez, Oliver, Rumi *video below
April 21, 2020
April 20, 2020
April 19, 2020
Switching Off & Dialing Down
April 18, 2020
"I think therefore, I am... mindful"
April 17, 2020
April 16, 2020
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
April 15, 2020
Mind the Music Around Us
Track 1: Guided imagery with the song of your choice or the environment around you;
Track 2: Mindful listening to select song excerpts
"Autumn Leaves"-Eddie Higgins, "Sonar"-Christian Sands, "Bach: Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 in G"
-Yo-Yo Ma (#songsofcomfort)