August/September 2017      

Sunset on Charlevoix
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, 
you live more richly those moments
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

What did I do this summer? I surrendered! I surrendered to the beauty of love as I witnessed my daughter Jen marry the love of her life. I surrendered to the magic of new life as my twin granddaughters, Addison and Harper, entered the world and my daughter Kim become a mother. I surrendered to the cool water of the lake as I returned, as I have been for over four decades, to Charlevoix. I surrendered to the power of nature as I was awed by this summer's eclipse. I surrendered to many moments this summer despite a "to-do" list a mile long filled with many tasks that remain uncompleted...but I then look at the "have-done" list and I am grateful beyond words. 

Wishing you many moments of surrender,

Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HNB-BC  
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Meditation Maintenance

2017 Schedule

Meditation Maintenance Sessions
are a great way to give yourself a monthly self-care "tune-up" by joining with fellow meditators to discuss insights and challenges of your practice.

Our general schedule is the 2nd Wednesday (evening) and 2nd Friday (afternoon) of each month.

You are welcome to attend each month or simply on an occasional basis. You will find a supportive and welcoming respite in the midst of your busyness. 

2017 Schedule

Evening sessions 7-9 PM
Sept 6 (NOTE 1st Wed)
Oct 11
Nov 8
Dec 13

Daytime sessions
12:30-2:30 PM   
Sept 8
Oct 13
Nov 10
Dec 8

Both evening and daytime sessions are held at Stress Resources' office (97 Lowell Rd, Concord, MA).
Please pre-register for sessions as space is limited.

Meditation Maintenance sessions are $20 per session. Special events priced accordingly

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Stress Resources' Bookshelf
I'm excited about the release of the new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body by Richard Davidson and Daniel Goleman, preeminent scholars in the field of neuroscience and application of mindfulnesss and meditation. As the practice of meditation has moved from a rather fringe activity to evidence based practice it is interesting to understand this evolution and more fully explore the science behind the practice of meditation. 

The book is available for pre-order now and will be released on September 5. 

If you are in the Boston/Cambridge area you may want to attend the book launch event at the Harvard Book Shop on September 6. 
Fall MBSR Registration is OPEN

The Fall Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is now open for registration!!!

Group classes begin the first week in October and will be offered both Monday evenings and Friday mornings in historic Concord, Massachusetts. Class size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants (and a minimum of 6 articipants)

More information at Stress Resources

meditation class from Boston Globe

Adventures in Creative Retirement 

Baby-Boomer? Join me and a stellar lineup of inspiring, innovative thought leaders as we re-imagine what creative transitions, second acts, and retirement might look like in the future. 

I am thrilled to be a speaker at this upcoming event held at Brandeis University on Saturday September 9. Registration is filling up quickly. 

Coming Next Month
You asked, I listened! 

I am often asked for ways to add mindfulness to your everyday living -- especially with kids. 

Beginning next month, I will post a monthly Mind the Moment Tip as a how-to-video on my website, 

These will be short, actionable and fun to try. I promise none will take more than 5 minutes...most even less!

I am happy to send you a message when the monthly tip is posted...simply send an to me at

Individual Mindfulness Training
Not interested in a weekly group format for mindfulness training? 

Do you prefer an individual learning environment? 

Do you travel frequently and need a virtual option? 

Then the flexible aspect of Stress Resources' Individual Mindfulness Training may be the perfect fit for you.

Stress Resources' Individual Mindfulness Training   is a unique option offered only by Stress Resources that allows the individual to set the pace for training but maintains the essential framework of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in private or semi-private sessions. Either in my Greater Boston area office (Concord) or conveniently by Skype. 

Stress Resources' Individual Mindfulness Training has been successfully taught to entrepreneurs, business leaders, athletes, healthcare professionals, management consultants, teachers, busy parents and students. We work together, mindfully, to meet your needs. What are you waiting for?

For more information about Stress Resources' Individual and Group Mindfulness Training, click here 

Meet Me at Medicine X
Like the swallows to Capistrano, each year I return to my very special "home" at  Medicine X 2017 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. 

Medicine X is a unique conference where everyone is included...and where I am re-energized, re-engaged and re-activated to make a difference at the intersection of health, technology, and the human spirit. This year I will be moderating two panels and chairing a session filled with innovative caregivers and thought leaders. 

I would love to have you join me at Medicine X, either in person or virtually -- all main stage programs will be livestreamed on September 15-17.