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Blame it on My Multiple Sclerosis!

I get tongue-tied a lot. You may also notice in my videos I sometimes lose track of a thought or a word. Usually, I find them. Today, I did not. You'll see this in today's video.

Even though I have been practicing Dr. Andrew Weil's 4-7-8 Breath practice for anxiety for over 20 years, I couldn't think of the name of it.

In 1999 I was diagnosed with relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis, which causes nerve damage and disrupts communication between the brain and the body. This diagnosis along with a lifelong struggle with anxiety led me to yoga and mindfulness. I'm grateful.

Today a couple of us met and had a great discussion about how mindfulness works in our lives.

Watch and find out for yourself in today's Mindfulness Challenge - Day Four!


Here's a poem that speaks to the transformational nature of being mindful.

You Reading This, Be Ready

by William Stafford

Starting here, what do you want to remember?

How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?

What scent of old wood hovers, what softened

sound from outside fills the air?

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world

than the breathing respect that you carry

wherever you go right now? Are you waiting

for time to show you some better thoughts?

When you turn around, starting here, lift this

new glimpse that you found; carry into evening

all that you want from this day. This interval you spent

reading or hearing this, keep it for life –

What can anyone give you greater than now,

starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

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