Feature Blog Post by Shelley Jaye, co-owner, Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio
1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
2. a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
“Mindfulness Moments,” is a monthly addition to The Jim Thorpe Current. Shared here you will find tips on short practices moving you toward a more energetic and mindfulness way of life. Learn to maximize your energy by experiencing living in the present moment. These are intended as practices, not lessons.
As we have hopefully adjusted to the end of daylight-saving time, Thanksgiving has been celebrated and we move toward winter and our religious and spiritual celebrations in December. Much to think about relative to time. We can fully embrace time in a different way. What if we still get up in the morning at the same time as we did before daylight savings? We could use this hour to do some meditation, or quietly contemplate our day, week and month ahead; perhaps in a different way. We can use this time to tune in to our body. How can time help us to focus on our wellness? One way for us to be present in our life is to listen to what our body needs. Your body will tell you exactly what it needs. Does a vigorous walk sound appealing? Go for one. Do you want to curl up on the couch with a book instead? Are you craving dark chocolate? Eat some. Maybe today you want fresh juice.
Being present is creating awareness in the moment, each moment. Much easier said than done. Imagine a practice of the simple act of paying attention to what is going on without changing anything. When you achieve being present you find increased happiness in the moments of life. The chaos and hectic times feel less stressful and recovery from trying times become effortless.
All responses received in December will be eligible for a drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate at Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio. This is good for a chair massage or can be used towards any service with me, Shelley.
If you have questions or would like to share your experience feel free to email me atJimThorpeMassage@gmail.com. Please
Guest blog post from Carol Obando-Derstine, regional affairs director, PPL Electric Utilities
A line from the song Deck the Halls is often repeated around this time, which is ‘Tis the season to be jolly. We know so much of that joviality revolves around family time, cooking, and of course eating. It’s no wonder by January gyms are packed with folks trying to undo all this cheerfulness of the past two months.
While we are not in the business of counting calories, although there are plenty of apps for that, we can save you money on your electric bill if you will be spending lots of time in the kitchen. And the great thing about these tips is that they are applicable all year long.
So here are just a few of our most popular recommendations that we compiled over the years from various sources including the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program:
Feature blog post by Mike Cargiulo, President & CEO of MJC Sourcing, LLC
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber is the 7th largest Chamber in the United States!