16 October

Altered Traits

How can sitting on your butt for 20 minutes paying attention to your breathing alter your life? And in particular how can it alter your behavioral traits, beyond the momentary changes or benefits it may have? For thousands of years people who have practiced meditation have claimed that it had many benefits. It decreases stress in your life, it improves your attention, your ability to focus, and even loweres your blood pressure. People spoke of Read More
Categories : Mindfulness
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Mindfulness allows us to choose our moment to moment intention. If we exercise that choice it can be life changing–in very simple ways, even as we go about our day to day activities. Consider an ordinary activity many of us routinely perform— a trip to the grocery story. At a base level, our intention is to get food to feed our family. But we always have another intention operating. Many people consider grocery shopping an Read More
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Most people think of our life experience as being made up of a series of external events which are happening to us. The stock market goes up or down. The traffic is good or bad on our way to work. Our spouse is in a good mood or a bad one. Our boss (or teacher) gives us a particularly difficult project (and this is of course a “bad” thing. And at the end of the Read More
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16 October

Humility

One quality we try to foster at Sea Change is humility–in everyone involved in the school, whether it be student, teacher, staff or board member. What does humility mean and why do we foster it? Many common definitions talk about having a low opinion of yourself–and that is not what we mean at all. To me, humility is the quality of being mindfully respectful of others. It is the opposite of being entitled, aggressive, arrogant, Read More
Categories : Current Events, Education, Mindfulness, Ocean Swimming
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