Mindfulness is a moment by moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, experiences and environment without judgement. Often, we live but are not present in our living. Practicing mindfulness lets us become more aware of our everyday lives a moment at a time.
In the middle of March, teachers went home as if it were a regular day of work and never returned. They were informed that schools were closed due to Covid-19 and were asked to teach from home. Many of them did not have their curriculums with them and did not have their lesson plan book. Of course, they remembered what they did that last day of teaching but how do we move forward.
I don’t know many people who don’t like pizza. Some people stick to their plain pie while others love an assortment of toppings. People are very picky about pizza and will discuss it at length if prompted. Conversations can sound like, “that pizza place makes it too thick, I prefer the place down the block that makes it thin and crispy.” or “well, I will only buy my pizza at the corner pizzeria because they have a wide variety of toppings and their tomato sauce is delicious”. Sometimes it’s all about the sauce, and sometimes it’s about thickness and crispiness. Pizza is a food that can create more disagreements among people who can usually eat peacefully at another kind of restaurant together. Pizza is a preferred taste.
Most of us have experienced a change in our entire lives over the past few months. We are now forced to stay home, work from home and figure out ways to survive doing so. With this “new normal”, some of us have not been able to stick to a fitness plan as public gyms are closed. Some gyms that offer classes have been able to offer them virtually. What do you do if you belong to a regular gym with machines and no classes?