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Welcoming a Mindful Future

Welcoming a Mindful Future

By Anne-Marie Emanuelli

We all wish for a positive future; for ourselves, our families, our children, and our community. How about a mindful future that benefits us and the planet? Anne-Marie Emanuelli, Creative Director and founder of Mindful Frontiers, an education-based meditation center, believes it’s important for families to practice mindfulness together. In this podcast, Anne-Marie explains how to bring mindfulness into their family’s routine. Each episode includes wisdom and information about mindfulness and meditation plus a family-oriented guided meditation practice.
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Mindfulness in Daily Life: Anything Can Be Done Mindfully

Welcoming a Mindful FutureMay 23, 2023

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Mindfulness in Daily Life: Anything Can Be Done Mindfully

Mindfulness in Daily Life: Anything Can Be Done Mindfully

Mindfulness can be brought into our daily activities so that anything we do becomes a kind of meditation. Doing the dishes, cleaning the house, driving the car, drinking coffee or tea, and walking with a pet can all be done mindfully. The key to mindfulness is to pay attention to one thing at a time and really enjoy what we are doing. 

When we engage in an activity mindfully we slow down and REALLY pay attention with applied concentration and open curiosity. I have noticed that when mindfulness is brought to an activity it becomes really enjoyable. The point of doing daily activities more slowly and mindfully is so that our body and mind may relax as we pay attention to what we are doing right now, rather than thinking about or ruminating about things that happened in the past or that may or may not happen in the future. 


Anne-Marie Emanuelli is the founder of Mindful Frontiers LLC and has 20+ years of meditation experience. She guides vipassana-style meditation through workshops, classes, and labyrinth walks for children, families, classrooms, and individuals. Mindfulness meditation and labyrinth facilitation credentials are from Sage Institute, Veriditas, MindfulSchools, and MBSR. For more information and to sign up for our seasonal newsletter, please visit
MindfulFrontiers.net

To find out more about Mindful Frontiers:

Website: MindfulFrontiers.net

Linktree page

Youtube

Mindful Frontiers Facebook page

Mindful Frontiers Facebook community page

Twitter: @MindfulFuture

LinkedIn: @anne-marie-emanuelli-mindful-frontiers

Instagram: @MindfulFrontiers

Email: MindfulFrontiers@gmail.com

May 23, 202309:50
Labyrinth Walking and Meditation: Combining movement and awareness into a deeply inspiring practice.
Apr 24, 202309:41
Tonglen practice for awakening compassion: We have an innate capacity for generating kindness towards others.
Feb 03, 202316:05
The Impermanent Cycle of Life: Meditating on the Change of Seasons.

The Impermanent Cycle of Life: Meditating on the Change of Seasons.

The change of seasons is a lesson on impermanence, grasping, and aversion. I’m a green-season person even though I have an autumn birthday and am grateful to live in a region where there is sunshine all year. In this conundrum, mindfulness helps me practice with emotions, thoughts, and sensations conjured up by the change of seasons. I notice the grasping and aversion felt in my body as churning in the stomach and heaviness of the heart. I understand that these feelings are uncomfortable, even depressing. I allow myself to explore the sadness when fall is giving way to winter and remind myself in a moment of wisdom that this is a predictable journey of life and death which is temporary and will in a few months transition again to the seasons of rebirth. I try to make friends with my emotions using self-compassion, reminding myself that the flowers and green leaves WILL return. Apple crisp and pumpkin pie are delicious. Wood burning in the fireplace is cozy and all is well at this moment. It’s the cycle of life.

The family meditation in this episode is done outdoors on a hike or where ever we can find an area to be among trees. We keep our eyes open and can choose to either sit or lie down for this practice. 

Mindful Frontiers offers meditation guidance, coaching, and classroom programs. See more on our website: MindfulFrontiers.net

For a list of all our classes and offerings please check out my Link Tree: Linktr.ee/MindfulFrontiers

Dec 15, 202212:28
Meditation and mindfulness for focus and attention.

Meditation and mindfulness for focus and attention.

Meditation practitioners and teachers know that mindfulness is all about present-moment awareness. I have been teaching mindfulness to students since 2016 to calm behaviors, transition from one activity to another and to be more aware of the body in space and thoughts in the mind. Since I have been guiding and practicing meditation with adults and children, most self-report that they feel more in tune with what is going on around them, in their body and in their mind. As they learn to sit in silence and notice what is going on inside and around them, they realize how it benefits their life. In this episode we hear about studies that have shown the benefits of mindfulness on focus and attention and we also learn how we can actually practice this in our every day activities.
Dec 10, 202215:44
Meditating Through Transitions: Using equanimity and mindfulness during times of change.

Meditating Through Transitions: Using equanimity and mindfulness during times of change.

In this episode, Anne-Marie Emanuelli, creative director at Mindful Frontiers explains how to bring equanimity into times of transition. It is said that the one thing constant in life is change. Transitions are sometimes difficult and we grow in many ways as we experience times of change. Everything changes, from the seasons, our health, our thoughts, our bodies, to our perspectives on life. The way we understood and thought of life as a child is not what we understand as adults. We continue to learn and evolve as humans based on what is going on right now and how we relate to each situation.

Equanimity is a way to work with change that helps us accept transitions with grace and patience. Equanimity is defined as, “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.” How do we bring mental calmness and composure to difficult situations? Life can be really challenging and many times it seems we will never make it through. Equanimity helps us bring ease and acceptance into stressful and unpleasant experiences so that we are at peace no matter what changes come into our life.


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Sep 26, 202210:33
Mother Nature Meditation - What if?
Aug 21, 202226:09
Meditating with Mother Nature: Showing gratitude for our relationship with the natural world.

Meditating with Mother Nature: Showing gratitude for our relationship with the natural world.

Meditating in nature is a satisfying activity. Many enjoy sitting under a tree or by a stream, lying on our back in a meadow, or just sitting on a bench in the backyard. Communing with nature can be a rewarding experience, especially if we are showing gratitude and paying close attention to what is around us.

Recently, I spent 4 days in a hermitage at Lama Foundation. This is something I’ve enjoyed since 2008. When I was teaching, a personal retreat helped me nurture inner strength before going back to the classroom. As a retired educator, I enjoy silent retreats as a way to feed a relationship with nature and all life forms. This fall, I’m looking forward to a 7-day group retreat at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center. I highly recommend retreats to parents and individuals; it’s a great way to draw inspiration from stillness, tranquility, and inner wisdom while close to nature.

The following practice is intended for families to practice together in a natural setting. Find a quiet place outdoors – the backyard, a city park, next to a stream, or in a forest and enjoy this practice together. It is appropriate for all ages.

Anne-Marie Emanuelli is the founder and Creative Director at Mindful Frontiers LLC, an education-based mindfulness meditation center offering workshops, classes, and coaching for children, families, individuals, and classrooms. For more information please visit the website at MindfulFrontiers.net.

You can find links to all of our classes, workshops, and articles, and sign up for our monthly newsletter at Linktr.ee/MindfulFrontiers


Aug 19, 202209:39
Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning: Working with emotions, the mind and the body.

Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning: Working with emotions, the mind and the body.

SEL and Mindfulness work well together to nurture healthy relationships. The areas in which mindfulness contributes directly to SEL are self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness. By cultivating an awareness of what is going on in the body and mind right now in the present moment and accepting this with gentleness and kindness, we understand and manage our emotions, thereby nurturing positive relationships and decision-making.

In this podcast, Anne-Marie Emanuelli, Creative Director of Mindful Frontiers LLC shares an SEL and Mindfulness practice that can be done in families or other groups. It involves sharing our emotions and where they are felt in the body. We build self and social awareness in this practice. 

We can be reached at our website: MindfulFrontiers.net. This podcast is registered to Mindful Frontiers LLC. 

Jun 19, 202211:22
Mindfulness in Daily Life - Anything We Do Can Be Meditation

Mindfulness in Daily Life - Anything We Do Can Be Meditation

Mindfulness can be brought into our daily activities so that anything we do becomes meditation. Doing the dishes, cleaning the house, driving the car, drinking coffee or tea and walking with a pet can all be done mindfully. In this episode, Anne-Marie Emanuelli shares a practice using the five senses that can be applied to any activity and one that families can do together. Are you ready to bring present moment awareness into your daily life? Ok, let's go... 


Podcast inspiration and links:

Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation website: https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/

Mindfulness in Daily Life: https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/be-mindful-in-daily-life

More mindfulness gathas can be found at https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/practice-right-now

Mindful Frontiers website: MindfulFrontiers.net

Link tree page with everything Mindful Frontiers: Linktr.ee/MindfulFrontiers

Mindful Frontiers Youtube Channel with guided meditation for all ages: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_ITJgY4mI7U1feUDiDlpA

Apr 11, 202213:04
February 2022 - Oberczynski Family of Taos, NM; USA
Feb 14, 202236:08
Body Scan Relaxation Meditation for children 5 to 7 years old

Body Scan Relaxation Meditation for children 5 to 7 years old

Let's do a body scan using mindfulness! It's like a scavenger hunt through the body, sensing any sensations that come up and then letting them go as we move to the next body part. Body scans are great for getting ready for the day, taking a break, or at bedtime. 

Anne-Marie Emanuelli, Founder and Creative Director of Mindful Frontiers, leads this child-centered meditation to introduce the practice of being aware of our body through mindfulness of sensations. We hope your family enjoys this mindful meditation practice. 

In the next episodes of this podcast, Anne-Marie speaks with people from different walks of life and discusses how to bring mindfulness into their family’s routine. Each episode includes conversations about mindfulness and meditation, a guided practice, feedback plus suggestions for their family's next steps. Join me in welcoming a mindful future; one present moment at a time.

About your host:

Creative Director and meditation instructor at Mindful Frontiers, Anne-Marie Emanuelli, brings over two decades of meditation experience to welcome a mindful future. Mindful Frontiers is located in Taos, New Mexico, USA, and offers meditation classes, workshops, guidance, and coaching for families with children, individuals, and educational institutions.

Semi-retired after 25 years as a classroom educator, Anne-Marie's mindfulness credentials include certificates from Mindful Schools, a 200-hour meditation leadership program at Sage Institute for Creativity and Consciousness, and an 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course. She also participates in online meditation retreats to support her personal practice. Her classroom teaching credentials include a Level 3 New Mexico 7-12 teaching license.

To find out more about Mindful Frontiers:

Website: MindfulFrontiers.net

Linktree page

Contactinbio page

Youtube

Mindful Frontiers Facebook page

Mindful Frontiers Facebook community page

Twitter: @MindfulFuture

LinkedIn: @anne-marie-emanuelli-mindful-frontiers

Instagram: @MindfulFrontiers

Email: MindfulFrontiers@gmail.com

Jan 13, 202208:17
Bonus Meditation: Body Scan for children 7 to 12 years old

Bonus Meditation: Body Scan for children 7 to 12 years old

Body scans are a fun way to practice mindful meditation when relaxation is desired. How about doing this one with the whole family!  

Anne-Marie Emanuelli, Founder and Creative Director at Mindful Frontiers, leads a body scan meditation intended for children 7 to 12 years old. The body scan is a type of meditation where we take a trip through our body using mindfulness and the breath. The purpose is to bring awareness to sensations in the body in the present moment. 

This meditation takes about 12 minutes and there is guidance as well as silence. Enjoy!

In the next episodes of the welcoming a mindful future podcast, Anne-Marie speaks with people from different walks of life and discusses how to bring mindfulness into their family’s routine. Each episode includes conversations about mindfulness and meditation, a guided practice, feedback plus suggestions for their family's next steps. Join me in welcoming a mindful future; one present moment at a time.

About your host:

Creative Director and meditation instructor at Mindful Frontiers, Anne-Marie Emanuelli, brings over two decades of meditation experience to welcome a mindful future. Mindful Frontiers is located in Taos, New Mexico, USA, and offers meditation classes, workshops, guidance, and coaching for families with children, individuals, and educational institutions.

Semi-retired after 25 years as a classroom educator, Anne-Marie's mindfulness credentials include certificates from Mindful Schools, a 200-hour meditation leadership program at Sage Institute for Creativity and Consciousness, and an 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course. She also participates in online meditation retreats to support her personal practice. Her classroom teaching credentials include a Level 3 New Mexico 7-12 teaching license.

To find out more about Mindful Frontiers:

Website: MindfulFrontiers.net

Other links:

Linktree page

Contactinbio page

Youtube

Mindful Frontiers Facebook page

Mindful Frontiers Facebook community page

Twitter: @MindfulFuture

LinkedIn: @anne-marie-emanuelli-mindful-frontiers

Instagram: @MindfulFrontiers

Email: MindfulFrontiers@gmail.com

Jan 13, 202211:50
Welcoming a Mindful New Year: How to Bring Meditation into Your Family’s Routine.

Welcoming a Mindful New Year: How to Bring Meditation into Your Family’s Routine.

As we get ready to start a new year, many people will resolve to make changes in their life. Most New Year’s resolutions start with honest determination and end within a few weeks or months with lassitude. In this podcast episode, you will learn some basic ways to bring mindfulness and meditation into your family’s daily routine and make it stick. It isn’t difficult and like any change, it takes willingness, vulnerability, and practice. Meditation is called a practice for good reason: it takes repetition, just like an exercise routine, to make it part of our schedule. 

So how can a family bring mindfulness meditation into an already-busy schedule? It’s as simple as one breath, one present moment at a time, and practice.

In this introductory episode of welcoming a mindful future, Anne-Marie Emanuelli, Creative Director and founder of Mindful Frontiers introduces five ways to bring mindfulness into your family’s daily routine. 

In the next episodes of this podcast, Anne-Marie speaks with people from different walks of life and discusses how to bring mindfulness into their family’s routine. Each episode includes conversations about mindfulness and meditation, a guided practice, feedback plus suggestions for their family's next steps. Join me in welcoming a mindful future; one present moment at a time.

About your host:

Creative Director and meditation instructor at Mindful Frontiers, Anne-Marie Emanuelli, brings over two decades of meditation experience to welcome a mindful future. Mindful Frontiers is located in Taos, New Mexico, USA, and offers meditation classes, workshops, guidance, and coaching for families with children, individuals, and educational institutions.

Semi-retired after 25 years as a classroom educator, Anne-Marie's mindfulness credentials include certificates from Mindful Schools, a 200-hour meditation leadership program at Sage Institute for Creativity and Consciousness, and an 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course. She also participates in online meditation retreats to support her personal practice. Her classroom teaching credentials include a Level 3 New Mexico 7-12 teaching license.

To find out more about Mindful Frontiers:

Website: MindfulFrontiers.net

Other links:

Linktree page

Contactinbio page

Youtube

Mindful Frontiers Facebook page

Mindful Frontiers Facebook community page

Twitter: @MindfulFuture

LinkedIn: @anne-marie-emanuelli-mindful-frontiers

Instagram: @MindfulFrontiers

Email: MindfulFrontiers@gmail.com


Jan 13, 202208:33