Winter 2016       

 
Greetings! 

"I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present" 
~ Anne Lamott

As we transition into spring, I am noticing light. The longer days here in the northeast are a welcome harbinger of the season of awakening. I have noticed how the morning light plays on the bare branches of the plum tree outside my window; each day the buds swelling a bit more in anticipation for their explosion of fragrant blossoms. I have watched the warm, long light of afternoon illuminate patches of the garden, coaxing the light green tips of the spring bulbs to barely poke above ground. I am always amazed at the well synchronized dance of nature, if I only remember to pause and notice. Mindful of the changing season, I am grateful for the light.
  
Wishing you light,
Pam
Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HNB-BC
 



In This Issue
Pam's Blog
Meditation Maintenance Schedule
Medicine X Announces Executive Leadership Board
Check Out the Haiku
Upcoming Events
Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice
What are You Waiting For?
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Meditation Maintenance

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2016 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. However, there may be some months when we will meet on other W
ednesdays or Fridays. Please see the schedule below.

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. 


Winter/Spring Schedule


Evening sessions meet 7-9 PM

Wednesday March 9 
Wednesday, April 13
Wednesday, May 11
Wednesday, June 8
 
Daytime sessions meet
12:30-2:30 PM

Friday March 11
Friday, April 8
Friday, May 13
Friday, June 10

 
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

Register by email
 

   

 

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Medicine X Announces New Executive Leadership Board  
I am honored and humbled to be the first nurse appointed as a member of Stanford University's Medicine X executive leadership board.


Check out the haiku from #haikuchallenge16


During the month of January I committed to writing a haiku a day using the hashtag #haikuchallenge16. Several of you also joined me...thank you! If you would like to read some of my haiku...please visit the blog on my website where all 31 haiku are posted along with photos that inspired them.

Gratitude to all who participated by reading or sharing. Stay tuned for another haiku challenge in later in 2016.
Upcoming Events in the Boston Area
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For those of you in the Boston area, a couple of wonderful speakers/teachers will be in the area in March and April. I would love to meet you at either of these events.

"We yearn for connection with others--but our minds get in the way"  Mark Nepo, in Lexington MA Thursday March 10 at 7 pm  Mark Nepo Lecture This is one of the few times that Mark Nepo has been in the Boston area to speak--take advantage of this small venue to hear Mark share his wisdom.

Sharon Salzberg, will be in Newton MA Monday April 25 at 7 pm. Sharon is a beloved teacher of mindfulness meditation and the  practice of loving-kindness or metta. If you haven't had a chance to hear her speak, you are in for a treat. Sign up through Newton Community Education 
Mindfulness as a Leadership Practice
Mindfulness simply means "paying attention to the present moment, on purpose and without judgement" Seems so simple yet it is anything but easy! 

As I noted in the last newsletter, mindfulness has found its way into business schools and law schools...so it is not surprising that the practice of mindfulness is now being explored as an important leadership practice. Read more about how to incorporate mindfulness into skills of leadership

What are you waiting for?


 

Strategies for Success 

Individual  Mindfulness Training

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  • Are you looking for strategies to engage more successfully in your professional life?
  • Would you like an individualized approach to mindfulness?
  • Weekly group classes don't work for your schedule?
  • Are you a "totally Type A person" and cannot fathom how meditation would work for you?
  • Do you live too far from my office in the Boston area?
Let's work together to create an individualized approach to mindfulness that will work for YOU. I work with clients across the country, no need to be in the Boston area.

  

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 Concord office 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