Summer 2018     

"If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Summertime is here! Do you find it is hard to change your pace and make the summer flow differently than the other seasons? Does surrendering to summer feel scary or sublime? "Surrendering"  as in the Anne Morrow Lindbergh's quote is full of intention and courage...can we make a mindful choice to be present a bit more this summer? 

Here are a few quick and simple suggestions for more mindful moments this summer:
1. Notice a sunset
2. Enjoy an ice cream cone
3. Paint a rock
4. Pick a wildflower and bring it home to enjoy
5. Listen to a birdsong

I would love to hear about your summertime moments of mindfulness -- what do you do to surrender to summer? 

Wishing you a summertime of mindful moments,

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

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
No July/August session
Sept 5  (note 1st Wed)
Oct 10
Nov 14
Dec 12

Daytime sessions
12:30-2:30 PM   
No July/August session
Sept 12 (note this is Wed)
Oct 12
Nov 9
Dec 14

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

Register by email



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Individual Mindfulness Training
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Summer is a great time to jump start your meditation practice with Individual Mindfulness Training.

Do you have limited time for practice?

Do you want a personalized solution to build a  mindfulness meditation practice?

Do you live outside of greater Boston?

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 or Zoom. 

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 
KindnessRocksProject Workshop
Have you heard about the #KindnessRocksProject? It is a grass-roots initiative to come together to create and share messages of compassion..In other words a perfect activity to express come creativity and compassion mindfully. 

Stress Resources is pleased to participate in this heartfelt project by hosting a workshop to create, paint and share messages of compassion on Sunday August 19 from 3-5 pm at our office at 97 Lowell Rd, Concord MA.

All materials are provided, but feel free to bring some smooth rocks of your own. Space is limited to 8 participants. Come and be inspired! No previous experience necessary.

Click here to register
Fall Group MBSR Registration Open

The program that you have heard about... MBSR

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is considered the gold standard of stress management and meditation programs by the healthcare community. Most of the studies that are referenced in the news on the benefits of meditation are based on MBSR. 

Stress Resources' Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is taught by well-respected mindfulness expert, Pam Ressler. Pam is also the co-creator and co-director of a graduate program in theory and practice of mindfulness at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Group classes begin on:
Wednesday, Oct 10 (morning class) and
Monday, Oct 15 (evening class) and will be offered in historic Concord, Massachusetts. 

Class size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants (and a minimum of 6 participants)

For more information or to register for the upcoming MBSR group program,  click here

 Stress Resources on Instagram
I love to create visual stories. You may have noticed (and hopefully enjoy) the many photos I share on my blog and other social media platforms. . Looking deeply is one way to remain curious of the world around us. 

I have started playing in the creative sandbox of Instagram...sharing some of my favorite bits of beauty, words of wisdom, and just random moments on mindfulness and whimsy that make me observe, think and smile. 

Please join me at @stressresources
Stress Resources' Bookshelf
Here are a couple of books that have arrived on the Stress Resource's bookshelf recently....

My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing by Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor and illustrated by Michelle Polizzi
is a beautiful picture book that guides parent and child through using the breath as a magic tool to work with emotions. Great for teachers to introduce mindfulness into the classroom setting. (Appropriate from preschool to about grade 3)

Irene Butter's  Shores Beyond Shores: from Holocaust to Hope, my True Story, reminds us that despite tragedy,  hope and resilience are possible.  Irene (Reni) shares her story from the eyes of a child, a teen and an adult; exploring the capacity of humans to do great harm and do great good. 

Her story is relevant to today's world as we struggle to find hope and resilience in a divisive world. Much gratitude to Wendy S. for sharing this book with me.