“By paying more attention to what’s happening in my body …”
Clothing designer and entrepreneur Eileen Fisher, founder of Women Together, shares how she uses small body movements to wake herself up throughout the day — and the powerful effect that has.
Stretching my arms up as high as I can toward the ceiling – one at a time and then both. Then stretching them out to the sides toward the window and the wall as if I were really trying to reach both. Then patting with my hand up and down one arm and then the other and finally lightly patting my head all around. Thanks for reminding me how important this is.
I remind myself to recognize what I am grateful for as often as I can. With that in mind, I am very grateful for Eileen Fisher and your staff for these inspiring and reflective reminders through LifeWork.
Short walks and listening to birds tweeting, seeing nature ~ strength in trees and beautiful scents of flowers, watching animals with owners or other animals playing, and mist of all rejuvenating my body by movement and stretching!
Last but not least, be about quiet time with meditation… music no music; walking or sitting or lying down!!!
I place my hand on my arm or heart and check-in to my experience, repeating gently and lovingly to myself “home, home, home”, this allows me to respond to myself, others, situation in a skillful, thoughtful, courageous way.
I find aging to have an upside of time-fields for discoveries of the amazing in the previously taken for granted ….which I now experience as the gift-wraps of unopened experiential gifts.
I am so grateful for this LifeWork series. As a result I now place my hand on my heart when I awake imitating Shauna Shapiro’s practice, follow short guided meditations morning and evening offered by Jon KabatZinn and others and scribble a few observations in a bedside Gratitude Journal before bed. I am amazed at how much these simple actions have helped ease my anxious mind. Thank you, Eileen and all involved.