Posts Tagged ‘mindfulness’

Intentions over Resolutions

We have all started years with grand plans and promises. These resolutions can bring a sense of purpose and a promise of happiness… for about 2 weeks, until they dissolve into guilt for eating that cookie, taking advantage of that huge sale, or not cleaning the house before bed. Research shows that about 80% of us…

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Rose Quigley Molina — Part One

Rose Quigly Molina featured image school social worker, mom, wife, business owner

Part One: “This is who you are.” By Jennifer Jordan This is Part One of a series about Rose Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life as…

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The Intention of Mindfulness

At times, mindfulness is inaccurately portrayed in the media, either trumpeted as a homeopathic cure-all or criticized as nothing more than a fad. Lately, we’ve seen mindfulness labeled as a selfish practice, grouped with other indulgences such as days at the spa or luxurious vacations which market themselves as “self-care.” These misconceptions usually refer only…

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Change Can Be Stressful…

Spring is here, which means waiting for the day when we can shed our winter wardrobes and walk around free of thick layers and cold noses. While the additional sunlight makes this change a pleasant one for most, is also the start to a very stressful time for teens. A slew of end of the…

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Got Empathy?

Earlier this week, I saw the most heart-warming interaction in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood. A man’s car had died, and he was standing in-between the driver door and the car, trying to push it out of the way of oncoming traffic when a man who appeared to be homeless came running over to help. At the…

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Building the World We Want to Live In, Together

Perhaps more than any other time of year, the holiday season invites us all to reflect on all that has transpired throughout the year, plan for what is to come, and share our desire for peace and health with our family, friends and neighbors. Amid all the shopping, parties and, if we are honest, stress,…

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Resilience in Action

Innovative conference and reception explore the impact of mindfulness on individuals and our community while raising money for school-based mindfulness programs for high-need students If you peruse the lineup of speakers for the Center for Resilience’s inaugural conference and reception this October, you may be wondering what a licensed psychologist, a Rhode Island police chief,…

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Mindfulness Off the Cushion

I recently read the “Mindfulness Gets a Hobby” article on mindful.org that talks about how mindfulness practices are often missing the playfulness and creativity that allow one to really open up, embrace, and enjoy mindfulness practice. It goes on to say that play “enhances learning—there’s a number of studies showing that play enhances our ability…

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