On Tuesdays, Take 5

Starting on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, I will be posting short meditation prompts. Take five minutes to relax, unwind, or come into a focused day. These prompts can support your daily work or creative projects, and offset the effects of too much technology!

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About sheilaklewis

As a writing coach, meditation teacher, writer, and academic tutor, I'm passionate about words and the silent spaces between words. In this context, I run book clubs and writers' groups where the resonance of carefully crafted words can spark readers and writers to share their own stories. Connecting through conversation; making memories matter; embracing editing and revision, and imaginative wordplay are some solo and collective outcomes. I came to what I call my "Meditate Write Now" practice after years of art-making, writing grants, curriculum, children's stories, and more. Meditation kept my mind from meandering too far off point and also led me to write from the still point within. May our paths cross in creative journeys across time and internet connections! Other details: My husband and I are the parents of two amazing sons and one daughter-in-law, and smitten grandparents of Micah (born December, 2013). I don't drive, and have lived in the same apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for too long.
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4 Responses to On Tuesdays, Take 5

  1. Margarita says:

    Five-minute meditations…love it! xoM

  2. This is such a great idea! I’ve been way over-busy to the point of being frantic. I need a restorative meditation!

    • sheilaklewis says:

      Thanks, Catherine. You raise the issue of frantic, which you are SO not alone with. Aim for 5 mins. to put frantic on hold or a shelf or watch it go poofff!! Take a few deep breaths and listen inside (or whatever you have done as a practice in this realm) but if this is NOT instantly helpful and may in fact have an opposite effect, get up and do something physical, like, make a list, walk a dog if you have one, cook, putter with plants. Time it for just a few minutes so that it does not feed the frantic feeling.
      More later, you gave me fuel for thought. Wishing you an un-frantic day! Sheila

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