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I am: T A K I N G // C A R E

flounder vs. flourish

what does taking care mean to you?

> DO THINGS THAT MAKE US FEEL GOOD <
we know we should take care of ourselves.

why don't we?

especially amidst the pressures of graduate school.

we aren't used to putting ourselves first

we don't believe we are worthy

it feels self-indulgent

we have too much to do

we feel GUILTY.

our reasons can be deeply rooted, perhaps requiring some dedicated time in therapy to uncover, process and READY OURSELVES for a new state of mind >>>>> a new state of being.

belief determines action

what we believe about our situation leads to the choices we make every day

if we believe we don't have time for self-care, we won't find the time

if we believe our studies come first, we will never prioritize ourselves

if we believe we can "get by" like we've done in the past, driving ourselves into the ground until semester's end, we'll continue to do that

there will always be pressing matters at hand, at every stage of this process, and in life

if we believe we have the power + choice to take care of ourselves, we will.

what will it take to prioritize you?

we. need. you.

we need your voice. we need your contributions.

and this means we NEED you to take care of YOU.

taking care of you is NOT selfish

it's a necessity.

you are a precious being

not to be wasted or treated carelessly

"Self-care means to me affirming the goodness and divine qualities about myself. It means taking care of my mind, body, and soul. I am hoping to get reacquainted with nurturing myself so that I can be self-full."

-- Dr. Earlisha Butler

we all understand on a basic intellectual level we should:

eat

sleep

move

the question is: do we BELIEVE we are capable of doing these things?

(choice + habit + behavior)

consider this: I can't OR I won't.

we all have

too much to do

we must remember:

we are the ones choosing

consider this:

sometimes . . . we have to DO LESS

to DO MORE

we can un-choose our situation.

<< here's the key >>

our bodies have the answer.

we can learn to listen.

strength + focus come from within.

a daily meditation practice can help us grow

courage + compassion + insight

to become more in-tune with ourselves.

(and others)

here's what I'm going to ask you to do.

present moment magic

we can train our minds

to be more aware. to be more focused.

to be more mindful.

we can un-train ourselves from distraction + anxiety

it's a daily practice we can cultivate. together. #mindfulscholar

are you ready to take the first step?

www.mindfulscholar.org

LEARN TO MEDITATE

online course // enrollment open for the fall session

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meditation is substituting our discursive mind for another object of attention.

we don't have to stop thinking. like ever.

it's not about self-help. but it is about self-care.

we learn to soften unto ourselves + others

we learn to BE in our lives, instead of always thinking about our lives.

we are learning to be okay with what is.

this is where

courage + compassion + insight

RISE UP.

meditation is good thing

meditation is a practice

which means: actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it

it means we have to do it every day

simple.

not easy.

profound.

my challenge to you: breathe for five minutes every day.

rooted + rising

softness + strength

--

conjure these senses of being.

BE a mindful scholar.
JOIN OUR MINDFUL SCHOLAR GROUP = ACCOUNTABILITY + SUPPORT
JOIN OUR MINDFUL SCHOLAR GROUP = ACCOUNTABILITY + SUPPORT

I want to teach meditation to as many students as possible.

Tell your friends.

Tell your faculty.

Tell your directors.

please <3

I am worthy of taking care of me.

I sit + breathe for five minutes every day.

My daily self-care is non-negotiable.

experiment

keep it light

listen to yourself

you know you best

<< connect with others >>

TENDING TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO. SO DO IT.

Dr. Treleaven is one of the best resources for helping individuals incorporate trauma-sensitive mindfulness.

Mindful Path to PhD

incorporating a mindful perspective in graduate school
Clarity. I'm humbled by how mindfulness has improved this aspect of my phdlife. Mindfulness has helped me grow as a person and as a scholar. It has helped me see through the fog of grad school, giving me clarity where it was once so hazy before. Connecting with ourselves by simply sitting + breathing can help us wake up from our daily grind and be present.

The Academic Society

learn how to be more productive and manage your time effectively so that you can ENJOY grad school.

when in doubt

call a friend

eat something nutritious

go for a walk

go to bed early

sit down + breathe

stay hydrated

when in doubt

do these things

some more

< and always remember this >

@lynnmariecurry

bit.ly/iamtakingcare

#mindfulscholar

989.330.7317

through our rootedness we rise, through our softness comes strength

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