Don’t Let Stress Steal Your Joy

Planning a wedding during COVID has hands down been one of the most stressful things of my life. I had everything planned early, to prevent the stress I am feeling now. And then COVID messed up every single plan, and we were back at step 1, preplanning a wedding in a short amount of time. There have been countless meltdowns, …

Meriden Shares a Stress Relieving Breathing Exercise

Today, Meriden McGraw, MPH, MBSR, is sharing her favorite breathing exercise for stress reduction, which is especially effective for acute stress, such as what many of us are experiencing in our current situation. Listen and watch along as she guides you through an inhale-exhale breath! We will continue sharing videos to help guide you through the stress of Coronavirus. If …

Hand Breathing for Kids

Sarah Habib, founder of Mission2Move—a chronic stress prevention program that seeks to improve academic performance and the social and emotional behavior of kids through movement and mindfulness—is sharing a meditation tool for kids to use at home to reduce stress and maintain control. Click here to follow along with the video! We will be posting Mission2Move videos every Monday and Friday for …

Mercy Montessori Center Practices Mindfulness

On Monday, May 20, 2019, our staff offered a day of mindfulness to the students of  Mercy Montessori Center. The intention of the event was to teach self-care principles as a life-long tools to combat stress and anxiety. There were four stations which the students rotated through to learn and enjoy various techniques including mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, concentration games, …

Walnut Hills High School Basketball Team Practices Mindfulness to Make Perfect

Have you ever heard the term “practice makes perfect”? Well, just maybe whoever slated that catch phrase was referring to mindfulness? NBA Coach Phil Jackson seems to think so and that’s exactly what 1N5 discussed with the Walnut Hills High School Freshman Basketball Team this week. 1N5 staff discussed the power and the benefits of mindfulness on both personal health …

To This Little Girl who I’m Still Learning to Love…

Rebecca, a PhD candidate at Auburn University, struggled as a young girl but has now found a safe haven in practicing and teaching yoga. Below is the letter she wrote to her younger self. To this little girl who I’m still learning to love: To begin, she would be mad that I called her a “little girl”. She’s 15, after …