Who are the people who teach the programs at Copper Beech Institute? Master teacher Cheryl Jones cues us in to a little about her silly and serious sides:
- The first thing I do each morning is stretch in bed. Then I feel both feet connect with the ground. I follow my breath in and out three times, and set an intention for the day.
- I started practicing mindfulness twenty years ago when I read Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, “Whenever You Go, There You Are.”
- Three things I can’t live without are physical activity, loving relationships, and cheese.
- I teach mindfulness because I believe it is the key to well-being for individuals, businesses, and communities.
- My quirkiest habit is color coding my notes at work.
- My guilty pleasure is watching House of Cards.
- The strangest thing I’ve ever eaten is octopus.
- The best advice I ever got was from Jackie O. She told me, “CJ, sometimes we just have to rise above things.”
- The most important item on my bucket list is to grow a garden that my grandchildren will one day come to play in.
- The last thing I do at night is lie down on the floor in my bedroom. I do some gentle stretches to quiet my mind and let go of tension in my body.
Cheryl Jones is an author, coach, and the chief mindfulness officer of The Mindful Path. She has completed extensive training in MBSR through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and is the resident expert in mindfulness at the Aetna where she leads strategic initiatives and has inspired the adoption of mindfulness practices at work. Cheryl will be offering a day retreat for women, Create Well-Being and Thrive, at Copper Beech Institute on Saturday, August 12, 2017.