Winter

So even though it’s winter and the outside weather is cold and I don’t walk outside as much, I have to say that this winter has been bearable. Why? Because every morning I wake up looking at my daughter Fiona’s smile. What a way to start the day!  It’s the most amazing thing what a smile can do for you. Not shortly after her big smile both my husband and I start smiling too. So thankful she’s in our lives:) Fiona is now 4 months and is starting to babble a bit and it’s the cutest thing ever. Smile-babble-smile- babble. Life is good!

For the next couple of weeks I will be putting together mindful after school programs for the spring in the Fuller and the Malborough school. We will be doing mindful movements, breathing and reading some mindful stories. Really excited about that! Teaching mindfulness more than ever in my life has made my world more fulfilling and changed my perception a lot. It’s helped my relationships with my friends, family and especially my children. Even though I am still human and loose it once in a while, the freak out time lasts a lot shorter and occurs less. It’s not how long you focus on your breath but more the consistency of it. So even if you have 1 minute a day to focus on your breath, same time, place, life will improve. Some great books  to share with your kids are “Mindful Movements” by Thich That Hanh and “Mindful Games” by Susan Kaiser Greenland.

Last but not least, here’s a link to my article in the local newspaper, the Keene Sentinel: http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/for-ederveen-gorman-a-deep-breath-makes-all-the-difference/article_608cb676-ca7a-5117-8954-0016856f641b.html

Look forward to seeing everybody at the Y on Tuesdays.

Wishing you all well and sending you many blessings,

Ditteke

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