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Oct 2015 was the last time I wrote. At that time, I attended a MBSR course , meaning a 03 month seminar on Mindfulness Base Stress Reduction. That pretty much shook me to my core. It touched some painful memories and broke (in a good way) some patterns.

Many Thanks to the non-profit Mindful Harlem and Jayne Gumpel.

About the Course Course is modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full Catastrophe Living) in 1979. Fascinated by the positive impacts of mindfulness meditation and yoga on health and well-being, he founded the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center where over 20,000 people have since benefited from the 8 week MBSR course.

What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. It was originally developed for patients in chronic pain, and for patients undergoing intensive treatments for cancer, AIDS and other serious illnesses, but has since expanded and been incorporated into the daily lives of thousands of people whether they are dealing with the serious stress of illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life.

Well, I’ve been trying to keep up with the practice in conjunction with buddhism practices and meditation… But I think I needed a refresh approach, or a reminder, and nothing like a kick in the butt from live to make us wake up.

So after a year and so, I decided to go back there to participate of their Drop & Sit that happens every Saturday 9:00 to 11:00 am – Harlem – NY. We can always re-start, re-new… and this time no judgment, no harsh voices , just compassion to be on the path again.