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Commentary | June 30, 2021

How to become present through mindfulness—a Wellness Wednesday discussion

By MyCG Staff

With the constant attention demands required for work, family and friends—and even social media—it is necessary to find ways to calm the mind and find peacefulness. Join Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, Kristin Cox, from the Coast Guard’s 13th District and Christiana Montminy, the Employee Assistance Program manager, as they discuss the benefits of mindfulness and guide the participants through experiential awareness activities that will allow you to be mindful when you need it most. The discussion takes place today, June 30, 2021, on Coast Guard Teams at 3 p.m. EST.

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by intentionally focusing one’s awareness on the present moment. It is an attitude of being aware of emotions, thoughts, and inner dialogue which helps us boost our psychological well-being, cope with depression, manage physical pain, and can even improve our memory.

“Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.”
─Tich Nhat Hanh

Wellness Wednesday is being hosted on Coast Guard Teams and will only be available from a Coast Guard workstation or you can call-in via the following number: +1 410-874-6742, Conference ID: 600 234 437#. If you have questions or suggestions, you may e-mail the team at wellnesswednesday@uscg.mil. Previous Wellness Wednesday recordings are available on the CG-11 CG Portal webpage