Making Sense of Mindfulness

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon invites Manitobans to join her in engaging in Conversations and Celebrations – a monthly gathering of fascinating and entertaining people from across this great province. Lt.-Gov. Filmon developed this initiative to honour the 135th birthday of Government House during 2018. Based on the overwhelming success of these monthly free public events, the program continues throughout 2020. The next event will be Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Government House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Mindfulness has become a major buzzword in culture today, and yet very few people understand what this word actually means and how to integrate this practice into their daily lives. In a world filled with noise and distractions – including cellphones, millions of advertisements and increasing pressure to do more, be more, get more, and make more – it is no wonder there is an alarming increase of anxiety and depression cases reported.

In Making Sense of Mindfulness, Keith Macpherson offers a legitimate formula to help combat the high stress levels and anxieties that plague daily life. Come back into balance as you discover the tools and techniques to successfully integrate and sustain a daily practice of mindfulness in your life. It’s time to discover how to live your best life.

In her role as lieutenant-governor, as well as in her private life, Lt.-Gov. Filmon embraces the role of community connector. Her vision for Conversations and Celebrations is to continue to find meaningful ways to bring Manitobans together to learn, and celebrate unique talents, abilities and perspectives by embracing the rich diversity of this province and its people.

“I am thrilled with how Manitobans have embraced this initiative and we have lots of great presentations planned throughout Manitoba’s 150th anniversary year,” said Lt.-Gov. Filmon. “People are leaving Government House at the end of the evening with their hearts and minds full, eyes wide open to the great things happening in our province and beyond, and inspired to make a difference.”

Events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. most often on the second Tuesday of each month. Those wishing to attend must register in advance with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor by calling 204-945-2753. Registration is now open and is limited to 120 guests. There is no cost to attend.

– Submitted by The Office of The Lieutenant-Governor