Being Boswell

Notice, Notice, Notice

Since I did so well with the 21 day meditation challenge, I signed up for an 8 week mindfulness meditation class at the Center for Integrative Medicine at UPMC based on the work of Jon Kabot-Zinn. It is all about noticing. Not changing, just noticing.

 

I had wanted to take this class for a long time. Despite that I still felt uncertain if I should follow through after attending the introductory class. I told myself the class was going to be too big. I was going to be too tired. I reminded myself that I probably wouldn’t practice anyway, that it would be another thing I tried and then forgot.

 

I couldn’t make my mind up and I didn’t know how to decide. As I looked over the materials given in the intro class, it said a symptom of stress was not being able to make up your mind…hmmmm.

 

I decided to take the class. Continue Reading

Patricia Boswell

Staycation continued

Day 3 Wednesday

In the quiet of the morning, I prepared the other half of the blueberry muffin left over from yesterday. Much to my gluttonous surprise, I couldn’t finish it! I spent time toasting it to perfection. I spread a generous amount of softened butter on the cut side of the muffin so the butter would melt into the cake. All the while paying attention Continue Reading

Patricia Boswell

Notice, Notice, Notice

Since I did so well with the 21 day meditation challenge, I signed up for an 8 week mindfulness meditation class at the Center for Integrative Medicine at UPMC based on the work of Jon Kabot-Zinn. It is all about noticing. Not changing, just noticing.

 

I had wanted to take this class for a long time. Despite that I still felt uncertain if I should follow through after attending the introductory class. I told myself the class was going to be too big. I was going to be too tired. I reminded myself that I probably wouldn’t practice anyway, that it would be another thing I tried and then forgot.

 

I couldn’t make my mind up and I didn’t know how to decide. As I looked over the materials given in the intro class, it said a symptom of stress was not being able to make up your mind…hmmmm.

 

I decided to take the class. Continue Reading

Patricia Boswell

Staycation continued

Day 3 Wednesday

In the quiet of the morning, I prepared the other half of the blueberry muffin left over from yesterday. Much to my gluttonous surprise, I couldn’t finish it! I spent time toasting it to perfection. I spread a generous amount of softened butter on the cut side of the muffin so the butter would melt into the cake. All the while paying attention Continue Reading

Patricia Boswell