The Five Contemplations Before Eating (from Thich Nhat Hanh)
Some help with Land Acknowledgments:
A beautiful map of native groups and where they were.
Read or listen to this wonderful essay on Emergence Magazine (read by the author): The Serviceberry, An Economy of Abundance by Robin Wall Kimmerer (author of the beautiful book Braiding Sweetgrass)
Today's musical warm up was Happiness Does Not Wait by Ólafur Arnalds.
Andrea Driessen talks about living eulogies — don't wait to say thank you. (13 minutes)
Christina Costa shares her story of a brain tumor. (11min)
Hailey Bartholomew tells her story of how gratitude practice changed her life. (12 minutes)
Today we're going to watch a short TEDTalk from Louie Schwartzberg and his stunning time-lapse photography. This also includes the words of Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast. (9:30)
Grab some paper and colourful writing tools (crayons, markers, coloured pens....). Or you could use something more exotic — chalks, charcoal, conte, paints — if you feel like it and have them available!
Movement tune today is True Sorry by Ibrahim Maalouf
Beginning in October 2022, I embarked on a 46 day gratitude practice (from Canadian Thanksgiving through to American Thanksgiving), hosting a live session each day where we did 3 things: movement, learned something or were inspired by someone, and then had a short gratitude practice, often journalling with the prompt coming from what we had learned that day.