On a walk a few days ago, I held my face to the sun, and thought how happy I was to be alive. Friends, I looked around, and was mesmerized by the way the trees stood tall....adorned with cherry blossoms. Additionally, I smiled at the perfect pitch in which the birds sang their songs. Listen, in light of the plight happening here and around the globe, I began musing about the beauty of the world. In that moment, I realized, that the beauty of the world was right here on my walk! Lesson, try to celebrate the beauty that you see before you everyday! Tip, take the time to let the sun (or the rain), hit your face. Look around you, take in the scenery, the scents and the sounds of nature. Take heed to the beauty that surrounds you!
As the pace of our lives continues to accelerate, driven by a host of forces seemingly beyond our control, more and more of us are finding ourselves drawn to engage in meditation, in this radical act of being. We are moving in the direction of meditative awareness for many reasons, not the least of which may be to maintain our individual and collective sanity, or recover our perspective and sense of meaning, or simply to deal with the outrageous stress and insecurity of this age.
By stopping and intentionally falling awake to how things are in this moment, purposefully, without succumbing to our own reactions and judgments, and by working wisely with such occurrences with a healthy dose of self-compassion when we do succumb, and by our willingness to take up residency for a time in the present moment in spite of all our plans and activities aimed at getting somewhere else, completing a project or pursuing desired objects or goals, we discover that such an act is both immensely, discouragingly difficult and yet utterly simple, profound, hugely possible after all, and restorative of mind and body, soul and spirit right in that moment. It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself.
It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself.
Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity are rigorous meditation practices, used for the most part to cultivate one-pointed concentrated attention, out of which the powers of these evoked qualities emerge, transfiguring the heart. Just naming these qualities of heart explicitly and making their role explicit in our practice may help us to recognize them when they arise spontaneously during mindfulness practice. As well as to incline the heart and mind in that direction more frequently, especially in difficult times.
But with practice direct observation itself, on its own, becomes the embodiment of loving-kindness and compassion all by itself, and is capable of embracing any mindstate, however afflictive are toxic. And in the seeing of it and the knowing of it—in open-hearted non-reactive, non-judgemental presence—we can see into the nature of the anger or grief for whatever it is. And in the seeing, in the embracing of it, in the knowing of it, as we have seen, it attenuates, weakens, evaporates, very much like touching a soap bubble or like writing on water.
A Loving-Kindness Mediation For Deep Healing of Ourselves and Others
#Wellness is not only self-care or eating well or being well, of course, but all those are also extremely important… but wellness is also your business growth and is as important as your financial growth because let's face it! When your business grows your financial growth as well and then you eat well, you sleep well and more...
I invite you to hear and watch Tom McManimon from Stimulus Brand, an expert in branding and marketing, and a Princeton Mercer Influencer™️ and (yes he is right here in our backyard), in this video he shares with us the importance of video for your business and how you too can increase your visibility and gain customers in the local community...
Buying local is important and doing business locally is important to us, don’t hesitate to join us and become a Princeton Mercer Influencer™️ and a member of our VPOD
Don’t let another year without video pass you by. Learn how you can start growing your small business today! send me a message email@example.com
But here are 8 ways to grow your business
1. Get to know your customers. ...
2. Offer great customer service. ...
3. Nurture existing customers and look for new opportunities. ...
4. Use social media. ...
5. Attend networking events. ...
6. Host events. ...
7. Give back to your community. ...
8. Measure what works and refine your approach as you go.
The Secret Sauce to Grow a Healthy Business
A Business Needs a Vision
And how much better can it be to share your vision with customers, your team members, partners and you community then by video…
Thank you to all our viewers as well as our experts who share their video content, with us and the Princeton Mercer Region. A special thank you to our Sponsors and Advertising Partners, who help us to keep this platform free to you viewers and experts. Continue to explore your awesomeness and keep using and watching.
Happy Valentine's Day and Thank you to you all, Namaste. Gabi For more information contact us Mike@yourtowntube.com firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Social Video Content? Social Video Content brings the/your stories to life in a way that words, or even pictures cannot. Retailers and organizations can harness the power of emotion to make new connections with existing clients, potential clients, buyers or even donors, that inspire action. Creating Social Video Content is the place to grow and to be, so you keep your name and brand active and create WANTS.
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Where, When and How? The YourTownTube platform allows you to simultaneously post, upload videos, you get your own Channel and your own running VLOG - so your unique story will be reaching a large audience of local potential clients that can come to your door.
We have dedicated several years to building the strongest local viewership like no other site does and we are now sharing this entire list with you.
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Why Set Intentions?
Setting an intention this month will help you carry through the year, but son’t stop there, set your intention before your meditation, yoga practice, or even before each of your day can be a powerful practice because it’s the first step to embodying that which you want. Wayne Dyer said, “Our intention creates our reality.” And how many times have you heard “What you think, you become,” or “Thoughts become things”?
If you’re focusing your mind on a specific intention during a meditation or before starting your day, you are bringing it to your focused mind, your thoughts, your heart … and in turn helping to bring it into reality.
How to Set an Intention
Your intention should be closely tied to your personal thoughts, values and perspective on life. Intentions can be a clear and specific wish, or as simple as a word or phrase you’d like to align yourself with, like “open your mind and heart,” “love,” “softness,” “strength,” “compassion for myself and others,” “peace,” or “freedom.” Try to keep the intention positive, so instead of saying “stop being a coward,” or “spend less time alone,” choose the intentions, “be courageous” or simply, “community”.
Here are some thought-starters to help you get started in forming an intention:
• What matters most to you?
• What would you like to build, create, or nurture in your life?
• What would you like to let go of?
• Who would you like to forgive in your life?
• How do you feel when you are your happiest self?
• What makes you proud?
• What word(s) would you like to align yourself with?
• What fears would you like to release?
• What are you grateful for?
10 Intentions You Can Borrow
1. Find balance
2. Open your mind and heart
4. Stay steady, calm and focused
5. Act with courage
6. Embrace change
7. Give and receive love
8. Allow yourself to be vulnerable
9. Connect with others
“Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.”
Enjoy this video, and happy intention setting. Namaste, Gabi
It’s cold and flu season and I wanted to remind you to take care of yourself. If you’re feeling exhausted or run down; take some time to get some rest. Friends, I know, you carry the burden of ensuring that everyone around you is alright...I know, you are the one taking care of everyone else. Listen, it all begins with you, therefore, you’ve got to take care of yourself! Lesson, self-care is never a waste of time; taking care of yourself is an investment. Tip, drink or eat something green, soak in a tub, read a book or listen to some music, and always remember this...there is only one you!
A New Decade Begins
The start of a new year is a great time to look back on how far you've come, and it's an even better time to look toward the future and be filled with excitement about the endless possibilities ahead of you. Maybe this year you plan to dream a new dream, or maybe you hope to take hold of a goal from your past and find new ways to make it happen. Maybe you're looking for change, a fresh start, new beginnings, or simply a resolve to make this year even more amazing than the last...whatever your aspirations, whatever your dreams, stay inspired, stay motivated, stay courageous, and stay full of hope! THIS. IS. YOUR. YEAR.
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Rotator Cuff Injury explained by Scott Curtis DO, Princeton Spine & Joint Center
"As a sports medicine doctor, one of the most common complaints that I'll see from patients is shoulder pain. And one of the most common reasons for one to develop shoulder pain is because of a rotator cuff injury or tear. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that hold the shoulder together. So in this model, the collarbone sits in the front, the shoulder blade sits in the back, the collarbone and shoulder blade form to meet the AC joint. And underneath that is where the arm humorous head sits in the arm socket. The arm socket ball complex is held together by four muscles called your rotator cuff. And these muscles help act as kind of ropes and pulleys to allow your arm to do all the activities that you do overhead, whether it's throwing a baseball or hitting a tennis ball, or even just reaching up to get something out of the counter.
~ Scott Curtis, D.O.
For the full information bout rotator cuff injury, watch this video
Hey Flower Tribe , it’s Kelly Lehman from Cranbury Fields Flower Farm and I wanted to give you some great garden tips on how to keep your Limelight Hydrangeas looking fabulous longer each fall season.
So here it is October in my NJ secret garden and my Limelight Hydrangea flower blooms are still fresh and beautiful . I’ve been cutting these beautiful blooms and using them in our fresh cut artisanal burlap wrapped floral bouquets that we ship nationwide and people are living them ! When they are cut from the stem in the slightly dried green/pink stage , they dry really nicely in the vase and can be used as a year round dried floral arrangement for a lovely piece of home decor .
My limelight hydrangea plants used to get all burnt out and brown by the end of the summer growing season until I started using this overhead watering trick I learned from a landscaping / garden company around the corner from my flower farm here in planting zone 6 NJ.
I hope this garden tip helps your hydrangeas look as fresh and green and pink as mine do in September and October .
Please remember to keep up with your deep root watering to keep your hydrangea healthy and hydrated . Many people forget to keep up with the watering in fall but temperatures often stay hot through some fall seasons and your plants will still need the extra water on hot weeks that have no rain .
Good luck with these planting tips flower tribe !
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The term "fight or flight" is also known as the stress response. It's what the body does as it prepares to confront or avoid danger. When appropriately invoked, the stress response helps us rise to many challenges. But trouble starts when this response is constantly provoked by less momentous, day-to-day events, such as money woes, traffic jams, job worries, or relationship problems.
Deep Breathing is a common feature of several techniques that evoke the relaxation response. The first step is learning to breathe deeply.
Deep breathing benefits
Deep breathing also goes by the names of diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing, and paced respiration. When you breathe deeply, the air coming in through your nose fully fills your lungs, and the lower belly rises.
For many of us, deep breathing seems unnatural. There are several reasons for this. For one, body image has a negative impact on respiration in our culture. A flat stomach is considered attractive, so women (and men) tend to hold in their stomach muscles. This interferes with deep breathing and gradually makes shallow "chest breathing" seem normal, which increases tension and anxiety.
Shallow breathing limits the diaphragm's range of motion. The lowest part of the lungs doesn't get a full share of oxygenated air. That can make you feel short of breath and anxious.
Deep abdominal breathing encourages full oxygen exchange — that is, the beneficial trade of incoming oxygen for outgoing carbon dioxide. Not surprisingly, it can slow the heartbeat and lower or stabilize blood pressure.
Practicing breath focus
First steps. Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit or lie down. First, take a normal breath. Then try a deep breath: Breathe in slowly through your nose, allowing your chest and lower belly to rise as you fill your lungs. Let your abdomen expand fully. Now breathe out slowly through your mouth (or your nose, if that feels more natural).
Breath focus in practice. Once you've taken the steps above, you can move on to regular practice of controlled breathing. As you sit comfortably with your eyes closed, blend deep breathing with helpful imagery and perhaps a focus word or phrase that helps you relax.
Creating a routine
Choose a special place where you can sit (or lie down) comfortably and quietly.
Don't try too hard. That may just cause you to tense up.
Don't be too passive, either. The key to eliciting the relaxation response lies in shifting your focus from stressors to deeper, calmer rhythms — and having a focal point is essential.
Try to practice once or twice a day, establish a habit.
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