Practicing Mindfulness

KindSpring, is an entirely volunteer-run global nonprofit. They are dedicated to spreading the positive word about Mindfulness/Kindness/Compassion/Forgiveness practices.

Keeping in mind that what we practice becomes stronger, we must remember we have a choice.

In our fast paced daily lives we can choose to “Practice Stress” ie….by using language such as:
· “I am losing my place in line.”
· “Why does everyone bug me with their demands, can’t they see I have enough on my plate”.
· “I don’t have time for that”.
· “Why is that person driving so slowly, get out of my way.”
· “Hey, he cut me off”.
· “No one ever calls me or wants to hang out with me”
· “Don’t set me off”

Or, We can choose to “Practice Mindfulness:

I am grateful for my family and friends.
I am making time to go out for a walk today
I am noticing my breathe and the rise and fall of my diaphragm
I called a friend whom I know is lonely
I gave up my space in line so an older person did not have to wait so long.
I smiled and said hello to my neighbor.

Please Join us for the International Survivors of Suicide Conference

International Survivors of Suicide Day

One million people die by suicide every year. They leave behind countless family members and friends to make sense of it.

In November, survivors of suicide loss come together at healing conferences in their communities and online for support and guidance.

If you have lost someone to suicide, this conference is for you. You’ll get to hear from other survivors about how they cope. The program also features experts sharing what we now know about suicide and grief.

Save the Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014

You can attend a local conference in your area or watch online. Afterwards, join us in a live online chat with other survivors.  For more information and where to go, check out our 2014 Survivor Day Flyer.  Pre-register online if you would like to attend in person.

Out of Darkness Walk

Just a reminder, today is the Out of the Darkness Walk!  Join us in front of building 5 starting at 10AM for our mental health fair, with the walk beginning at 12PM.  For more information, please go here.


Please take some time to register with Ohlone College’s alert system, AlertU.  In case of a campus emergency, you will receive a text message with updates or instructions.  Sign up here.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  Eating disorders affect all ages and genders and come in a variety of forms.  They can be serious and affect not only a person’s physical health, but their mental health as well.  For more information about eating disorders and how you can help the cause to destigmatize eating disorders, visit the National Eating Disorder Association’s website.

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

~Dr. Seuss