The Mindful Path

The Mindful Path – Spring Healing

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ As new shoots appear out of the soil, the first buds on the trees burst into color and tiny leaves unfurl, our hearts fill with hope. Spring is an integral part of the reawakening life cycle. It provides an opportunity for us to reflect on our vision and purpose. […]

The Mindful Path: Prevention and Protection

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.  -Arthur Ashe Every April, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) observes National Minority Health Month to highlight the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and reducing health disparities.

The Mindful Path – Be Happy!

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ March 20th is International Day of Happiness. The theme for this year is ‘Build Back Happier.’ Exploring the theme further, the non-profit Action for Happiness (actionforhappiness.org) provides three ways you can celebrate the International Day of Happiness:

The Mindful Path – Positive Change

By Marilyn Halpern ~ The fresh new year is upon us. Bundled up in the hopes and expectations of 2022 is the lingering weight of the pandemic. I have been reading “The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience in the Pandemic Era” by Dr. Jennifer Ashton. I have found this to be an excellent resource […]

The Mindful Path – Meaningful Gifts

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”  – Albert Camus Many of us have seen images of the record-breaking container ships tranquilly docked in the ocean waiting to enter the ports. An aerial view captures the enormous backlog of containers stacked high. There is […]

The Mindful Path: Connection through Compassionate Listening

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ “Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.”  -L. J. Isham

The Mindful Path – Explore Mindfulness

By Marilyn Halpern MSW, LSW ~ “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness Day is Sunday, September 12th. This celebration began in 2011 when the nonprofit Wisdom Publications decided to promote mindfulness and raise awareness about its benefits. As a practice, mindfulness can […]

The Mindful Path – Let’s Go Outdoors

By Marilyn Halpern, MSW, LSW ~ “Walk outdoors, stand there in silence, look up and contemplate how amazing life can be.” -Unknown Sunday, August 15th is National Relaxation Day. Many find the best place to heal and recharge is in nature. Yet, as time goes by Americans are spending less time outdoors. Now, it is […]

The Mindful Path – Soar

“May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie In the endless, clear blue Colorado sky, I watched an eagle float with barely a movement of its wings. This effortless flight is caused by thermals. Thermals are generated when the sun warms the earth and indirectly heats […]

The Mindful Path – Flexibility

“To thrive, I must be flexible.” – Marilyn Halpern The world is slowly shaking off the fear and uncertainty of the pandemic. The COVID vaccine has allowed our world to wake up. As the days unfold, our need for flexibility and patience is in high demand. This transition brings to mind the flexible and resilient […]

The Mindful Path – Flower Power

By Marilyn Halpern ~ May provides an amazing opportunity to boost our mood and practice self-care. May 9 is Mother’s Day. May 15 is Bring Flowers To Someone Day. Celebrate spring by remembering someone special in your life including yourself!

The Mindful Path – #VaccineReady

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, MSW ~ “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Isabel Sanchez, Community Leader. April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the […]

The Mindful Path – Happiness

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, MSW ~ March 20th is International Day of Happiness. The theme for this year is ‘Keep calm. Stay wise. Be kind.’ Exploring the theme further, the non-profit Action for Happiness (actionforhappiness.org) provides these suggestions:

The Mindful Path – The Second Arrow

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, MSW ~ Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.  -Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983, writer and activist) Everyone experiences setbacks, disappointments, and struggles.  Collectively, we know this is part of the human condition, and some Buddhists refer to this as the “first arrow.” In this […]

The Mindful Path – Resilience

By Marilyn Halpern, LSW, MSW  ~ “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.”  – Annie Dillard The COVID-19 pandemic continues as we usher in a new year.  As over 2.1 million people in the United States have received their first COVID vaccine, collectively we are getting our second wind. It seems […]


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