Posted March 17, 2020 in News Articles
In the past few weeks are nervous systems have been hit hard with anxiety, fear and frustration surrounding Covid-19. As officials advise social distancing and staying home and as schools and universities close, we must create new rituals for being. This is a unique time to settle into a new or old practice, to bring together family for a moment of mindfulness or reconfigure our ideas of what virtual gatherings can look like. Our well is overflowing with soothing resources to share with you during these possibly tense times. Try them out, share with a friend or loved one, let us know what is working best for you!
ArtsWave edition Mindful Music Moments
We are so grateful to partner with ArtsWave to bring you Mindful Music Moments each day for the next 10 weeks.
We have created a specially-curated playlist just for subscribers to the ArtsWave edition of Mindful Music Moments. The brief musical selections, featuring the Cincinnati Symphony and the Cincinnati Opera, are preceded by short, guided meditations designed to reconnect you with the arts and nurture your spirit. In about four minutes at a time that’s convenient for you, we hope this mindful arts break, brought to you by ArtsWave, will add a little calm and light to your day. We will soon be adding Mindful Poetry Moments to your playlist, our annual partnership with The On Being Project.
Simply fill out this form to access ArtsWave Edition Mindful Music content:
Mindful Poetry Moments with The On Being Project
Now more than ever poetry and music can help us make sense of the world. Mindful Poetry Moments is a chance to pause and reflect on poetry’s ability to encounter ourselves, the world, and the mystery of each other.
In collaboration with The On Being Project Mindful Poetry offers five weeks of content, containing recordings of contemporary poets reading their work from On Being with Krista Tippett radio show and podcast and/or Poetry Unbound podcast. The audio will be accompanied by mindful prompts and meaning-making questions. All Mindful Poetry content is free thanks to The On Being Project and the generous donations of individuals and organizations in The Wild Geese Collective.
Participate simply by filling out this form.
(Signing up before March 27 you will have access to 2019 MPM content. Mindful poetry will begin March 30.)
We were anticipating hosting in person, knee-to-knee community conversations around our Mindful Poetry Selections. However with the advice of public health officials we are preparing to do host these conversations virtually. So please stayed tuned for more information on how to participate.
Start your day with a moment of meditation. Now more than ever our nervous systems need a break from the news to connect within. Join Stacy Sims every day at 8am est on The Well Facebook Live for a brief meditation. If 8am is too early for you, each meditation will be posted for later viewing. Longtime City Silence hosts at Miller Gardette in Walnut Hill will also hosts Facebook Live meditations. Monday Morning Mindfulness 8-8:35am est and City Silence Thursdays 8:30-9:05pm est.
We also have a handful of meditations from the archives on our Vimeo. If you are brand new to meditation we suggest started with “The Art of Silence: Why Meditate? Info and steps to get started.”
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Mindful Activities from our Stories From the Well contributors
Each month we share a Story From The Well from contributing writers, sharing their practice, purpose and journey. Each story is accompanied with an activity. They are great for the whole family to try!
Mindful Weaving from Abby Schnure
Starting a Gratitude Practice from Rachel DesRochers
Mindful Dog Walking From Julie York Coppens
Tuning In with Sound Healing from Max Raphael
Currere Body Story from Dominique Brown
Pause and Ground 54321 from Sarah Yeung