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
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
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!
Beth Heller So, hopefully you have found a little bit of time over the last week to give the gift of mindfulness to the world and the folks around you by taking time to be present in your physical body. This week we’re ready to move on to step two: mindful breathing. Breathing is… Continue reading Recipe for IPA: Step Two = Breathe!
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
Beth Heller After what started out as one of the coldest Novembers on record, the team at Live54218 is super grateful for this post-Thanksgiving burst of sun and mild temperatures. While we’re not naive enough to think these balmy temps are here to stay, they provide a great reminder that we should be grateful for… Continue reading Warm Snap
by Beth Heller Thanksgiving is the quintessential seasonal and local holiday. From the first Thanksgiving, when settlers and native inhabitants shared a meal, the table was laden with game hunted nearby, and produce harvested in the surrounding fields and woods. Since that first feast, Thanksgiving has experienced a thousand make-overs – deep-fried turkey, tofurky, jellied… Continue reading The Original Seasonal and Local Food Event