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  1. Welcome Judy, from a Transplant from Beantown!!:) I am Rick; I grew up in the Jamaica Plain District of Boston. Hope you get what you need from our program; you are amongst Friends! Gillian is a Great resource, & yet, so are we; let us know how we can help you:)
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  2. Hi community! I just wanted to post a quick note here to let you know that as of this evening, I will be starting a two-week personal retreat. Between now and June 21st, if you have any questions related to the program, you can send them over to support@mindfulnessexercises.com. I will not have access to my computer for much of this time. Enjoy your continued studies and I will touch base here in the community when I return. With gratitude, Gillian
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  3. Hello Patrick, Unfortunately, i wasn't able to reply much sooner... Great that you joined thus programm and that you live in Cologne. Greetings
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  4. Hello, everyone! My name is Judy and I am diving head first into this training program. I am 55 years old and previously worked in the corporate world in Human Resources and then opened my own family daycare which I ran for 24 years. I found it very difficult to reopen my daycare after COVID so I am now unemployed and have been meditating and asking the Universe to guide me down a path which will lead me to the place I am meant to be planted and bloom. Although I am very excited for this opportunity, I am also petrified. I do not have the brain of a young person and I am worried I will not b
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  5. Hi everyone! I'm Marygrace Lomboy, a Nurse Practitioner (wound care specialist), working in hospice and palliative care. (I've been in nursing for the past 36 years!) I went through a teacher training for MBSR 9 years ago after my father died and I was having alot of issues with grief and anxiety. It has changed my life! I am now teaching mindfulness and anxiety reduction and yoga at my hospice, local hospitals and cancer centers. So happy to be here and learning new material to share with my patients and clients. I have a website www.marygracemindfulness.com that I would like t
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  6. Hello everyone! My name is Kelly Yonston and I am so happy to be a part of this community. Sean, thank you for creating this space. I am a school psychologist, yoga teacher and mindfulness practicioner. I did a year-long Mindful Educator program with Mindful Schools when I was working in the school system and did many trainings for staff as well. I am now living in Panama and I work with students online. I'd love to expand my teachings to adults as well, and stay involved in the mindfulness community, which is why I am here.
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  7. Hello Judy, Thank you for the lovely introduction. I'm Gillian - the Chief Care Officer. As you go through the program, reach out at anytime if/when questions arise. I am here to help and to ease any overwhelm that might come up Feel free to jump in on any other conversation that speaks to you or share your reflections on our Question of the Week. With gratitude, Gillian
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  8. I have had a mindfulness meditation practice for 13 years with very little formal guidance. Looking forward too deepening my practice and getting the knowledge to help others should the occasion arise. I am a partner, lover of new experiences, hiker, crocheter, and pie baker. Can’t wait to see what pops up during this journey.
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  9. Hi to all of you, Excited to be here and starting this course. I am Gitika from Mumbai, India and a Yoga teacher, health coach and a sound healer. Really looking forward to enhancing my practice and learn from all of you.
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  10. Hello Everyone - It feels wonderful to be embarking on this experience. I am a Zen Buddhist and a student of Roshi Joan Halifax with Upaya Institute, and I've also worked as a hospital chaplain. Most recently I'm working with our active military teaching integrated resilience and suicide reduction. I'm looking forward to learning so much from this course and hope to use it to deepen my own practice, but also help others use mindfulness as a tool. From a personal prospective I'm a Mom and Wife and in true Colorado form a lover of nature and the outdoors! Excited to meet others and s
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  11. Hello Every body , I am an aspiring certfied Mindfulness Teacher , a coach and Facilitator currently based in India . Pleasure to meet all of you . My website is MindfulMudit.com Happy to connect
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  12. Hello Cindy! I am new here as well. I am curious: what do you do in your work as a health and wellness coach? Kind Regards, Roopali
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  13. Hi All, My name is Cindy McDonough and I am new to this community. I am a health and wellness coach living in Cleveland, Ohio. After several years of coaching, I came to the realization that mindfulness is the key to behavior change and that's why I'm here!
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  14. Hello! I am new to this forum and site. While I am have practiced mindfulness for quite some time, and have taken many other courses, I am approaching this course with a beginner's mind and very much enjoying it so far. I wanted to ask the community, how personally do you handle difficult relationships? While I try to embody the principles of compassion and the practices of non-resistance and soften, soothe, allow, sometimes it can be very difficult. I would love to get your feedback. Thank you.
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  15. Dear Gillian! Yes, thank you so much! All of the above is indeed very helpful. I have definitely tried number 3 above, along with loving kindness meditations with some success. I appreciate your offering up the meditation in number 2, and also for your conversation pause. I will try them. I'm so excited to be here! Best, Roopali
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  16. Hi! I'm a long time social worker, and certified DBT therapist in Redmond, WA. I've had an ongoing meditation practice for a decade and have decided I want to learn skills specifically around teaching mindfulness more effectively to clients. I have seen how a dedicated mindfulness practice has changed my life, and I want to get better at teaching that to my clients who come to me with great suffering (and no mindfulness experience). Happy to be here and learn from all of you!
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  17. I'm so excited to start this course and incorporate mindfulness into my health/life coaching practice (when it's up and running). Blessings to you all and your journey through this course
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  18. Hey everyone, I'm Carol. I come from Kenya. I'm a teacher who has recently transitioned into the behavioral science world. Looking to teach mindfulness to as many people and hoping in my country people can adapt to practicing mindfulness.
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  19. I first had an introduction to Mindfulness in UCLA’s spinal rehabilitation center in 2016 while recuperating from my 9th surgery on my spine in eight years. I had HAD it with pain, operations, physical limitations, never-ending Physical Therapy and being asked – yet again – to “dig deep” and find a way to cope with the intrusion of serious chronic health challenges. So when I was sitting across from a doctor who looked fresh as a daisy, hair perfectly mussed, and young (I’m talking his white doctor’s coat looked overly-ironed-and-right-off-the-showroom-floor young), I had all I could do to not
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  20. Hello! My name is Kristin Stuart and I'm a wellness coordinator in Little Rock, Arkansas! I'm excited to learn more about mindfulness and how to share it with others. I have my 200 hour yoga teacher training. I'm looking forward to connecting with you!
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  21. Hello Sean and everyone else! My name is Mishal Imtiaz (Mishi). I am from Pakistan, living in the US since 2007. I was a Pre-Med student with Bachelors in Biology and then I changed my career and became a graduate student of mental health counseling. Currently I am in between semesters and wanted to stay connected to the field and this is how I came across this program and wanted to be a part of this community to learn and grow. Looking forward to a beautiful mindful journey!
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  22. Have a wonderful retreat Gillian
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  23. Enjoy, Gillian, Color Font is back!:) Be Well!
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  24. Hello everyone! My name is Josel "Sel" Gaston from Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines. I have been working in the field of education and corporate training for over a decade now. My last corporate position was head of recruitment and training for a Munich-based insurance and investment company. I felt the unprecedented pressures and stress of work from home due to the pandemic and because of that I quit my job as I felt I'm missing out on many experiences I ought to be enjoying with my wife and sons. The silver lining is that I learned a new skill at the start of this pandemic. I l
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  25. Hi Gillian! Many thanks for the greeting and congratulations. Pleased to e-meet you. I prefer Sel. Talk to you soon. Best, Josel
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  26. I'm happy & excited to be here. I found my way to mindfulness throug grief and to this program through an IG advertisement. I'm not sure what I will do with the certification though have no doubt it will have a positive impact on my life. I enjoy sharing what I learn with others. I'm fond of being outdoors and looking for a career change at this time in life. I enjoy reading, conversing, hiking, biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, stargazing, writing, yoga, meeting new people & exploring new places...there's something out there for me and I'm ready for it.
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  27. Hi Sean! Welcome to the program and our community. It's great to have you here. I'm Gillian - the community moderator and part of Sean's support team for the program. I'm here to answer any questions you might have, so you can reach out as you need to. Bare in mind that I will be on personal retreat from June 5th-21st, during which time you can get support from support@mindfulnessexercises.com. I look forward to hearing more about your insights and journey, Gillian
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  28. I am really excited to be a part of this training and connect with a community of people who are as passionate about mindfulness and all that it entails. I am excited to meet new people and hopefully form some meaningful connections along the way. Look forward to connecting on future video calls and this forum!
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  29. Hi, nice to join you, my name is Ellen. I am a retired Clinical Massage Therapist. Who after years of referring patients and clients to yoga, I finally became a RYT-200 Iyengar/Hatha Teacher and have continued on my learning journey in Advanced Yoga Nidra, Yin, Aromatherapy Certification and became an accidental entrepreneur with launching my own yoga and meditation product line ... an amazing journey of relationships and experiences with mindfulness woven through my path. Being present, holding space and supporting those around me. I look forward to sharing this journey with you. I look for
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  30. Hello new friends, I am an American now living in a tropical beach town in Mexico. I am excited to have more skills to share mindfulness with my Ayurveda clients. And I am always cultivating my ability to live mindful. Living in paradise makes it easy, as there is so much beauty. But there are also plenty of challenges and frustrations, like so much noise, cultural and language barriers, feeling lonely sometimes. I've been personally practicing mindfulness since the '90s and it has been one of the most important and powerful sources of healing for myself. I want to share it with my clie
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  31. Namaste' everyone. I am excited to be here and starting my journey with Sean's program. A LITTLE about me! I am an RYT500, Reiki Master, and most rewardingly - MOM of 2 amazing teens. I work at a Private Preparatory school in South Florida, managing the Fine Arts Department and the Dance Department. I also teach Yoga and Mindfulness/Meditation to the students here in the Middle School & the High School. I am excited to learn from Sean and everyone's experiences here as this Journey of mine continues. Many Blessings! Melissa
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  32. My name is Clare Elizabeth.
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  33. Hello from Red Wing, Minnesota, USA I'm Elaine O'Keefe. I am thrilled to be in this space with so many incredible hearts and minds! A little bit about me: I've practiced "mindfulness" since 2005 when I began running an empowerment group for adolescent girls in the Girls on the Run program. We used the raisin activity to teach them about mindful eating! I recall teaching it to the board of directors as well. That exercise has stuck with me for years and I'm thrilled to be called to practice it again as I work towards certification. Other things to know about me are that I've been
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  34. Hi my name is Alisa I am so happy to have this opportunity to stretch and grow in this space. I'm a retired and I'm also a relationship coach moving into the wellness arena. Being here is the perfect alignment for me right now. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. I'm overjoyed right now about being in this space.
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  35. Hello @talkandheal1@gmail.com! Welcome to our community and to the program. Thank you for introducing yourself. Mindfulness has certainly been an invaluable tool for me during this time as well. I'm Gillian - the community moderator and part of Sean's support team. As you navigate the materials, reach out if any questions arise. If you'd like to contribute thoughts, insights, or questions anywhere else in the forum, I'd love to hear what's present for you. Wishing you well, Gillian
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  36. Hi Everyone! I'm excited to be a part of this mindful community. I'm a Mental health wellness coach. I started practicing meditation 4 yrs ago to manage stress, little did I know that meditation would become my safe haven during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Since the pandemic, meditation has become one of the best tools to help my clients to be present. I noticed some of my clients enjoy practicing meditation during our sessions but are unable to practice at home by themselves. My purpose here is to deepen my knowledge of mindfulness meditation and also learn how to guide mindfulness.
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  37. I'm so pleased to be here. My small business is ENLIVENhere.yoga I'm a 500hr RYT, Certified Yoga Therapist (I-IAYT) & registered 200hr Yoga School. I feel confident in my practices and have drove into Yoga Nidra for many years teaching and writing. I'm drawn to offer the tools of yoga and specifically meditation to the corporate arena and having a specific certification will help in my entry way plus joining a like minded community is huge! Namaste, Amy
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  38. Hi Everyone! I'm so excited and honored to be a part of this community. I started meditating in college as a way to deal with stress and anxiety, and I did that off and on for many years. In 2019, I committed to the practice in a way that I hadn't before, and decided I wanted to become a meditation instructor in my spare time, so I enrolled in a virtual course to do just that. I really enjoyed it, but I didn't know how to go about offering instruction. Then March 2020 came around, and I felt an even stronger desire to help others, but still wasn't sure quite how to do it. I think that meditati
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  39. Thanks, Gillian! Yes, I have been to Japan before, but it has been about ten years, and it was just a quick trip. I have never lived there! My husband's new job will be there. I agree, I'm sure it will be quite an adventure!
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  40. Hello everyone, I'm Lisa Nezneski. I am thrilled to be part of this community, what it represents and the connections. I work full-time so the Wednesday session with Sean isn't always feasible for me, but I make sure to attend the opening meditations when I can. I joined this group for the sense of connection and while I am just getting into the community, I have been busy writing about Mindfulness. My new book Seven Mindful Questions, Stop Wasting Time, Redirect Your MInd, Focus on What Matters is available on Amazon. Now that hurdle is behind me I am going to be more acti
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  41. Hi Everyone - I'm Cat Donofrio and I'm a women's wellness coach. I've really immersed myself into meditation and mindfulness just in the past few years, after taking an MBSR course through Duke. Then, as I studied for my nutrition coaching certification, again mindfulness was introduced and I realized just how much of a missing link it plays in so much of our lives. I'd like to incorporate mindfulness meditation into my practice and am looking forward to this next part of my journey.
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  42. After five long years, I finally finished, edited, designed a cover, and published Seven Mindful Questions on amazon, in paperback and ebook. It's on sale through Memorial Day for 99 cents. I write about my journey to integrate mindfulness off the cushion into my everyday life, looking for moments of significant meaning. Here is Sean's quote: "As simple as A, B, C. Nezneski shows you how to leverage present moment awareness by asking simple questions that reinforce what matters in your life." --Sean Fargo I'm so happy to bring this book to the world. Pick up your copy
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  43. Hi Gillian, Thank you very much for your message. Jon Kabat-Zinn is great right? I will let you know if I have any questions. At the moment I am trying to get acquainted with all the course resources and materials. Very excited!
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  44. Just introducing myself. My name is Tracyavon (pronounced Tray-cee-ah-von). Looking forward to this process. :-)
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  45. Please email me to be a part of this team. stressreductionsteph@gmail.com
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  46. My name is Lucia. My motto is "Spark into the Moment". Really it is " Be present". My purpose in life is to be. Mindfulness is a constant practice, constant awareness and being with the amazing world that each of us carries within us. I am here to help myself do that and by extension learn how to share this with others. Thank you for providing this venue.
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  47. Hello Julie! Welcome to the program and community. It is wonderful to read your introduction. I'm Gillian - the community moderator and part of Sean's support team. If you have any questions, reach out at any time. It sounds like you have quite an adventure ahead of you! Have you been to Japan before? What has inspired this move for you? I am sure that you will find a community to serve when you are there.
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  48. Hi, my name is Vincenzia My field of interest is on how mindfulness can be used in recovery. There are many approaches to recovery and I have noticed a shift towards more eastern approaches when it comes to support groups but not much with actual recovery programs people can enroll in (in-person or online). There is the 8 steps book and support group and then Refuge Recovery as far as I know. Both being incredibly helpful but barely scraping the surface of what is needed out there. Therefor I have dedicated two years to further learning of addiction and to strengthening my mindfulness p
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  49. On a related note: Has anyone watched the 'Mindfulness' episode on the Netflix series, 'The Mind, Explained'? It features the work of none other than Richie Davidson.
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