January 2019: Setting an Intention to Begin 2019

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An intention is “a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future"*. Intention involves mental activities such as planning and forethought.  These are the basis for manifesting your goals and ideas by creating more clarity in the everyday choices you make in your life.  Setting an intention is like making a road map of how you wish to live your life, becoming the compass of your higher consciousness.  An intention must be  something that you truly believe in otherwise it will probably fall flat.

When setting an intention:

  • Keep it positive- make sure the language that you use is positive.  Something you are going to do instead of not do.
  • Know that the intention may evolve over time and that is ok.
  • Try not to make your intention to broad or lofty, make in manageable.

Once you set your intention, use it in your meditation practice.  Start each practice by reminding yourself of that intention.

Deepak Chopra says “”Intention is the starting point of every dream. It is the creative power that fulfills all of our needs, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love.  Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention. When I decide to buy a birthday present, wiggle my toes, or call a friend, it all starts with intention.”



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Mobile App Access

We are excited to announce a new feature on our Center for Resilience mobile app called "Workplace Alumni."  If you have taken one of the mindfulness classes, you will now be able to access content on this new app which will be updated on a monthly basis.  To download the app, click here for Android and click here for Apple.  Once you have downloaded the app, click Workplace and then Workplace Alumni.  You will be prompted to log in.  Your username is your BCBS email address, and your temporary password is "breathe".  Once you have logged in, you can change your password if you wish.