Mindful Every Day

Life has a way of sweeping us off our feet and dragging us along through the day, and we just hope we can make it to the end of the day. How can we slow down and savor our moments? Mindfulness techniques offer us a break from the rushing pace and help us appreciate the present.
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The Idea of the Week

If you find yourself rushing every morning to get to work or to another responsibility you have, your rushed morning will likely set the tone for a rushed day. When we slow down and soak in our morning, we can set the tone for a slow and mindful day. Rowena Tsai discusses how to love your mornings and make them meaningful in a 14-minute video.

Now that we have a foundation for our slow, mindful, and intentional day, let’s uncover some techniques to carry this energy through the day. Verywell Mind shares How to Become More Mindful in Your Everyday Life (a 7-minute reading).

The Practice of the Week

Rowena Tsai shares 7 life-changing soft habits for a more mindful existence in a 15-minute video.

  1. Putting in the 1%, such as remembering people’s names even if this is the only moment you will see them or you’ll only see them in passing.
  2. Early is on time (on time is late and late is late).
  3. Be a kind person not only externally (what people see) but your inner heart. Have your heart be rooted in compassion.
  4. Talk to strangers. We are continuously learning from others; be genuinely curious about learning from someone.
  5. Serving others first, especially in small ways. Rowena shares a wonderful example of this in the video.
  6. Be glass half full. What do you want to spend your time and energy on: focusing on the negative or focusing on the positive?
  7. Unconditionally look inward. Take everything in life as a learning experience. Continuously self reflect.

Some people in the comments also shared their soft habits. Here they are:

  • Always thanking the bus driver
  • Not using self-deprecating language
  • Leaving positive reviews and sending thank-you notes after receiving good service
  • Thanking waiters when they top my water glass at a meal
  • Saying thank you no matter how small someone’s actions are towards you
  • Saying yes to new experiences
  • Being consistently and randomly kind to strangers, such as smiling, holding the door, wishing them a good day
  • Giving people grace or the benefit of the doubt
  • Assuming and trusting that people have good intentions
  • Practicing active listening and not interrupting people
  • Prioritizing connection over being perfectly right
  • Holding space for each of my emotions, even the “bad” ones
  • Learning to relax and following my intuition
  • and so much more! Check out the comments in Rowena’s video for more soft habits.

What are your soft habits for a mindful existence? Hit reply and let us know, or share with us on our Facebook or Instagram page!

News of the Week

Meg Tobin, LMHC is now an End of Life Doula!

End-of-life doulas provide emotional and physical support, education about the dying process, preparation for what’s to come, and guidance while grieving. Though Meg is not doing traditional doula work, she will work with end-of-life clients and their families utilizing ketamine. 


OVS may be able to help if you have unreimbursed crime-related expenses, such as medical bills, counseling costs, and funeral expenses, or assist with loss of earnings or support. They can help pay for therapy for crime victims, including Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy! Find out more!

Anxiety and Self-Esteem Building
Art Therapy Groups

Register by September 8, 2023
Sessions begin September 16, 2023 for 6 sessions

In-person at our Erieville, NY location

Your tween will learn coping strategies and build their self-esteem while utilizing expressive arts therapy in a supportive and safe environment. Supplies will be provided.

Register here!

Nelson & Psychic Wellness Fair

We’ll have a table at this event sharing about EFT Tapping and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Come out and join us on September 9th!

11 am – 5 pm
Mike’s Pond 3733 Old State Road
Erieville NY, 13061

Unlocking Your Mind:
A Journey to Self-Discovery

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Retreat

Two Ketamine Journeys—lots of deep dives into experiential therapy incorporating meditation, writing, art making, yoga, and other body-centered modalities. Step away from the stressors of daily life and fully immerse yourself in the therapeutic process. We will use Ketamine and experiential therapy to break through the stuck places to find more freedom, pace, and motivation!
Zoom Preparation Session: Thursday, October 26th from 6-8 pm.
In-person: Thursday, November 2nd from 4-9 pm.
In-person: Friday, November 3rd from 8:30 am-8 pm.
In-person: Saturday, November 4th from 9 am-5 pm.
In-person: Sunday, November 5th from 8am to 9am.
Zoom Integration Session: Thursday, November 9th from 6-8 pm.

Learn more.

You may be able to finance the retreat. Use the QR Code below to see if you prequalify!

Join Tati, back by popular demand, for her next series of Family Constellations and Sharing of Ancestral Knowledge Workshops!

Tati owns a healing and psychotherapy practice working with sacred plant medicine, ancestral healing, and art therapy in her home in Ecuador.

In April, Tati visited the U.S. for the first time to hold workshops and healing sessions in Erieville and Fayetteville, NY, all of which had such a positive reception that people requested more! Join Tati for her return in October and the next series of workshops and healing sessions.

Family Constellations is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on exploring the dynamics within a person’s family system, including their relationships with parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members, even ancestors. This approach can be used to address a variety of issues, such as relationship difficulties, emotional blocks, and unresolved traumas.

This workshop involves a group of participants who come together to explore their own family dynamics through a series of exercises and discussions led by our facilitator, Tatian Davila, a psychotherapist, healer, and seeker of ancestral knowledge. Tati will offer 2 workshops as well as individual healings. The workshops will be held at Breathing Space Studio in Erieville, NY.

The Family Constellations Workshop will be held on October 28, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm. 

The Sharing of Ancestral Knowledge Workshop will be held on October 29, 2023, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Both workshops will be held at Breathing Space Studio
3455 Erieville Road
Erieville, NY 13061

Individual Healing Sessions will be held in Fayetteville, NY from October 30th through November 3rd.

Register here

The Thought of the Week

Wishing you a peaceful week!


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