Tag Archives: mindfulness

Mindful Moment: Believing Your Thoughts is a “Choice”

Mindful Moment: Believing Your Thoughts is a “Choice”

Here is a beautiful mindfulness teaching presented by facilitator Suzanne Weiss recently to the Morning Meditation group that meets daily on zoom, and in person on Tuesdays at Nevei Kodesh and Thursdays at the Boulder JCC from 9 to 9:30 a.m. All are free to join, no meditation experience necessary, only curiosity!

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When Offering Advice Yield to Restraint

When Offering Advice Yield to Restraint

I once said to my therapist that my love language is making helpful suggestions. But here's the thing. It's not true, because at its core, making helpful suggestions is a form of trying to control a situation or my own anxiety when people speak to me about their troubles or their pain. Or, I’m trying to feel helpful or powerful if I have the answers for people.

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Letting Korach Moments In

Letting Korach Moments In

I’ve been fighting with my best friend. Over our two decades of friendship it has happened a handful of times — conflict, hurt feelings, angry words, the silent treatment, and ultimately wondering if the friendship is forever broken, or not worth the pain it causes in these times of disconnect. …

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Mindful Morning at the Boulder JCC

Mindful Morning at the Boulder JCC

The Boulder JCC will be hosting a Mindful Morning on Friday, June 3rd. This in-person event will offer opportunities for silent sitting meditation, walking meditation, learning, and connecting with community in an inviting outdoor setting.

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More Meditations of the Heart…Just Rest

More Meditations of the Heart…Just Rest

Here’s a suggestion. At least for right now, for a few minutes. Take this opportunity to stop wrestling with any of the things that are weighing heavy on your heart at the moment. Just take a Rest.

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Elul Comes Into Focus

Elul Comes Into Focus

For most of my life, I didn’t give much thought to the Jewish New Year until I was rushing to get to shul on Erev Rosh Hashanah.

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Smile… Nobody’s Watching

Smile… Nobody’s Watching

I have been struck by the fact that each time I pass someone on the street, my face covered in a mask, their face covered too, I say hello and smile. Because the masks can muffle sound, often times people don’t hear me say hello, and my smile is hidden, of course, behind the fabric of the mask. As a result, often these days people don’t acknowledge me as we pass each other— at least six feet apart — on the street.

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Wisdom From the Water

Wisdom From the Water

The notion that changing gears after a mistake could be a positive, even beautiful thing seemed like a revelation to me.

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Our Pesky Thoughts

Our Pesky Thoughts

In this week’s Torah portion, Vaera, G-d instructs Moshe and Aharon to confront Pharoah and demand he allow the Israelites to go off and pray. It soon became a high-stakes challenge between G-d's power and Pharaoh's wise men and sorcerers.

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