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What’s New at Live This January? Four Must-Know Tidbits for 2018

 Beth Heller Tidbit #1:  Live’s got a New E.D.:   In case you missed the news, Live54218 has a new Executive Director!  Natalie Bomstad has moved from her role as Director of Operations at Live54218 to take over as our E.D.  This is fabulous news for a group that’s poised to push the limits of… Continue reading What’s New at Live This January? Four Must-Know Tidbits for 2018

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Recipe for IPA Steps 4 and 5: The Pause and the Flow

 Beth Heller In our final installment of our mindfulness series, we’ll take a look at the last two steps in our recipe for Holiday I.P.A. (Intense Present-Focused Attention):  awareness and flow.   While these words may sound a little woo-woo, they’re actually really basic practices that can help us not only feel happier, they can make… Continue reading Recipe for IPA Steps 4 and 5: The Pause and the Flow

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Recipe for IPA Step 3: Attention, Please!

 Beth Heller Be skillful about what you think because your thoughts become actions, those actions become habits, the habits become beliefs and the beliefs eventually define your reality.   You’ve probably heard this old adage, or something like it, before.  It’s one that teachers, grandparents and even Sunday school teachers love to share. Hackneyed or… Continue reading Recipe for IPA Step 3: Attention, Please!

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A Recipe for Holiday I.P.A…And Nope, It’s Not a Beer

 By Beth Heller When I teach mindfulness to kids in the classroom, I usually start by describing mindfulness in a couple of ways.  First, in our distracted, reactive world, it might be considered a superpower.  By training our body and mind to be present, we notice oodles more than the average human being notices, which… Continue reading A Recipe for Holiday I.P.A…And Nope, It’s Not a Beer