An Intentional Practice
Each Monday we will meet and engage in a regular practice of tuning into ourselves and intentionally developing the week’s plans and to-dos based on the insight and wisdom we discover.
In Mindful Mondays we will use the following tools:
- Journaling: Each week we will journal to clear our cluttered minds and access the voice of wisdom that lies underneath the noise.
- Meditation: During each session, we will take time to meditate and be present with ourselves and one another.
- Focus Areas: In our introductory meeting, we will name and claim our focus areas. Each subsequent week we will develop our plans and to-do lists based on what truly matters
A Supportive Structure
Even though we know things like journaling, meditation and getting clear on our priorities would make a difference in our lives, we often find it hard to get them on our schedule! With Mindful Mondays, you will have a time and a place to show up for yourself and for your life.
An Intentional Community
And you won’t be alone on this journey! You’ll be a part of a group of creative hearts learning, growing and creating a life of intention right alongside you. Plus you’ll have the guidance of a creative living coach and trained meditation instructor – that’s me!
Insight & Magic
Whenever we engage in a regular practice that brings us face-to-face with ourselves, whenever we show up with intention and love, our awareness expands and our insight grows. Inevitably we find some magic along the way.
Format: Mindful Mondays is a series of 10 live online practice sessions. Recordings will be available afterwards, generally within 24 hours.
Dates: We start Monday, January 21 and complete on April 1st. Note: There will be no session on February 18th, Family Day in Ontario.
Time: Our introductory session will run from 8:30-9:30 am EST. Subsequent sessions will be 8:30-9:15 followed by a 15-minute open discussion period, which is optional.
Supplies: These practice sessions require minimal and readily available supplies: a journal, a pen, printed focus area sheets (a PDF will be provided or you may use your Studio Yearbook). A candle is optional but a lovely addition to your toolkit.
Your Guide: Jamie Ridler. As a creative living coach and teacher, I have helped hundreds of creatives build a life based on the truth of who they are and what they sincerely desire. I’m here to help you too. I have dedicated years to my own journaling practice and lead the powerful and popular Journal Club here at the studio. I have developed the concept of Focus Areas and have used them successfully myself and introduced them to others through Planning Day and the Studio Yearbook. I am also a trained meditation instructor.
Community: We will have a private Facebook group where we can continue to be in community and encourage one another’s journey.
Psst…. here’s what participants have to say about the magic of Mindful Mondays…
Mindful Monday’s helped me to design my week consciously and mindfully. Being ‘on purpose’ instead of reacting to whatever happens each day. It’s not simply having a plan but a mindset and Jamie skillfully leads us through a simple yet powerful process in about forty-five minutes. Her meditations are simple and doable and give me a space of calm and help me open to receive. If you’re looking for a way to lean into organizing your to do’s and your want to do’s into a format you can take with you I invite you to lean into your week with Mindful Mondays. Laura
Mindful Mondays helped me establish the rhythm of my week, set intentions and make sure to support my self in the midst of daily living. I looked forward to this hour each week. Mondays are a perfect time for me to fit this into my schedule as well. This gathering helped me to focus and choose gratitude in beginning my week. Paula
When I decided to sign up I already thought I had a pretty good process in place to review my week and fill in my focus areas in my yearbook. But participating in this group was so much better than doing it on my own. I loved hearing everyone’s comments each week, gathering inspiration from their touchstones and celebrating our accomplishments. While I found it challenging to get up earlier the first few weeks, it’s now a dedicated part of my week that I really look forward to. Starting Mondays like this has helped me focus more mindfully throughout the week. Who knew that one special hour could mean so much? I’ll be working with the recordings until we meet again! Amy
Mindful Mondays provided the missing piece in my planning process: a way to keep my long-term, creative goals in the foreground, and not let them be driven out by urgent but less important tasks. It’s been well worth getting up earlier than usual to be there for the live session. Taking time to consider the shape of the week ahead and set my intention for it, supported by the energy of the group, kept me in touch with my truer, deeper priorities as I made choices about how to spend my time and energy. It was always a surprise to review my focus areas the following week and see how much of what I envisioned had gotten done. I’ll continue the practice on my own until it’s time for the winter session. Anne