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Whether you are new to meditation practice or ready to re-new a committed practice, this is one way to help yourself stay grounded, connected, and calm this season. Who knows what will happen next? We surely do not know, though we can certainly create more intention to meet whatever happens next with more awareness, compassion, humor, and ease.  

“Serenity now, insanity later,” was Frank’s mantra in the 159th episode of Seinfeld, inspired by real life events and efforts to control rage, said to have been prescribed by one of the episode writer’s doctor. While it ultimately didn’t help Frank manage his over-the-top anger, it remains comedy gold for the universal display of frustration and trying to stay calm in the midst of maddening discomfort. Shouting can feel great in the moment, though any satisfaction or release doesn’t usually last for long, particularly if it’s followed by feeling exhausted and defeated, or worse, if someone you care about gets hurt or self-loathing sets in. Funny in a sitcom, not so funny in our daily lives.  

So, please. Scream into a pillow if you need to AND join us as we buckle up and practice together during the week before the election.  

Course Schedule:

October 25, 2020, to November 1, 2020.

What do you need?

  • A commitment to practice at least once a day We will be here 3 times a day, you’ll have to decide what works for you
  • A journal for taking brief notes after each sit (3 words even)
  • A designated spot to return to each day. It’s a nice, inviting comfort just for you
  • Make it cozy and warm, making it more likely you will want to return throughout the day
  • Anticipate disruptions and protect the time as best you can
  • Roll with what comes up and return if you need to
  • Set a timer or reminders to participate

What can I expect?

  • Facilitated, guided mindfulness meditations - 20 minutes, 3 times a day
  • There will be no discussion until the very end of the series (optional)

How to log-in

  • We will use the same link for all of our meditations. Depending on the # of registrations, this will either be a regular zoom meeting or a webinar format. You will be sent the link prior to the first gathering.


Teachers: Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW

For questions contact Laura directly at [email protected].

Venue Information

This event takes place online.

Organizer Information

Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

P.O. Box 3492
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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