May 2018     

Instructions for Living a Life 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.
~Mary Oliver 

Do you "over-think" your life? I know I am guilty of this! When we find ourselves overthinking, we set ourselves up to hang out in the future (not reality) or in the past (rumination)...neither of these domains are the present moment. Unfortunately, the present moment is often lost if we don't intentionally notice and acknowledge it. Mindfulness in its simplest form is "paying attention, in a particular way, to the present moment, without judgement" (Jon Kabat-Zinn). I love how poet Mary Oliver succinctly invites us to practice mindfulness with her simple, but not easy instructions: pay attention, be astonished, tell about it. I will be trying to drop in to these simple steps more this month, how about you?

Take a look at some of the resources I have highlighted in this month's newsletter to jumpstart your mindfulness practice. Let me know if you need some more ideas!

Wishing you a month of mindful moments,

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

2017/2018 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, but some months the schedule may be on a different week. Check the website for an up to date calendar. 

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.

Any updates or changes to this schedule will be posted on the calendar in the events section of

2018 Schedule

Evening sessions 7-9 PM
May 9
Jun 13

Daytime sessions
12:30-2:30 PM   
May 11
Jun 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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Mind the Moment #2
Curious about what to consider when choosing  a digital tool to aid in meditation training? 

I share my thoughts in Mind the Moment #2 Tip on the Stress Resources' website... check it out. 
Meditation Retreat Day
First Parish Labyrinth
Meditation is often an individual practice and pursuit...and it can sometimes feel like you are the only one doing it! It is a powerful addition to any mediation practice to join together every now and then in a group practice or retreat. Stress Resources' offers retreat days twice a year -- a nurturing day of silence and meditation practice to relax and refuel from the busyness of our day to day lives. The next Meditation Retreat Day will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 
9 am-2 pm in beautiful historic Concord, at the First Parish Church. Some prior mediation practice is recommended as there will be limited instruction during the retreat. 

For more information or to register for the retreat (enrollment is limited to 15 participants) click here

Mindfulness at Work Summit
This looks like an interesting opportunity for those interested in mindfulness in the workplace. The Mindfulness at Work Summit is a virtual, online event with a great line up of speakers taking place between June 11 and June 20. 

Here is a link for more information, to see the speaker lineup, and sign up for your free ticket.
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