There are a variety of resource that have inspired my own journey to practice active mindfulness. There are are also many resources that promote the value of walking. However, it seems that practicing active mindfulness while walking unexplored areas of your own city is a unique combination! Here are some resources to get you thinking and maybe inspired to explore your own community on foot while practicing active mindfulness. Lori Clanton
How a weekly Mindfulness Walk begins:
Ellen Langer on the science of mindlessness and mindfulness
Jane Jacobs, city planner, urbanist, and activist. She encouraged people to familiarize themselves with the places they live, work and play by walking!
A walking program out of Denver, CO: Walk 2 Connect.
Jon Kabat Zinn, the “father of mindfulness’.
Oprah interviews Jon Kabat Zinn on practicing mindfulness.
Anderson Cooper tries mindfulness.
Fresno’s Center for Mindfulness
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, brain scientist on the power of mindfulness to change our brains.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, author of My Stroke of Insight, has the most watched Ted Talk. Jill is a brain scientist who had a stroke at age 37, and now she talks about her Stroke of Insight. Her idea is that through intentional mindfulness, we can quiet our left brain, and then our right brain, which is more inclined to creativity, inner peace, and empathy, can be unleashed for insights.