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Stress Reduction Sunday :: After the Novelty: Finding Peace in the Present Moment

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It’s Stress Reduction Sunday. Read my weekly post in the Connecticut Watchdog. Here is my CT Watchdog posts from last week:

OK. Now it’s 2 January and it’s time to get to work (or play) with the ordinary, day-to-day, pedestrian aspects of life. I’m reminded of what Jack Kornfield said, “After the ecstasy, the laundry.”

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Let’s not allow our mindfulness practice to go the way of New Year’s Resolutions. Years ago, when I belonged to a gym, there would be a spike in attendance after the New Year, and a gradual drop over time so that by February or March it was back to baseline.

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