Community Member Spotlight: 

Check out fellow Mindful FED community member, Alex Snider's Federal News Network Op-ed: "The time for government to feel has come: Embracing the humanity of federal employees isn't about balancing robotic professionalism and joyful home lives."

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What is Mindfulness?   Check out this short video: 

On this page: What is Mindful FED?Mindful Fed Weekly Practice Schedule | Mindful FED Open Enrollment Offerings in 2024 | Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), 8-week Series | Interagency Offerings

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What is Mindful FED?

Mindful FED is a first-of-its-kind interagency community of practice, complementing agencies’ wellness goals by integrating mindfulness strategies and practices into federal workplace culture, enhancing employees’ health and resilience, performance, and leadership development. 

The intended participants and beneficiaries of Mindful FED include all federal employees, regardless of an employee’s experience with mindfulness and meditation, grade, job series, experience, education, or desired career path. This community and its services are open to any employee expressing curiosity and intention for cultivating self-awareness and self-management. Mindful FED nurtures a welcoming space of shared learning and growth.

Check out our new "Mindful Musings" audio blog series!   This week: The AAA of Mindful Leader Qualities

Smelser Intro File

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Join the Community: Federal employees can send a blank email to Mindful-FED-subscribe-request@listserv.gsa.gov to receive email invitations, resources, and updates.   

Mindful FED Weekly Practice Schedule 

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 4pm ET / 1pm PT  (regularly led by Michelle Reugebrink)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12pm ET / 9am PT  (regularly led by Garth Katto Smelser)
  • Friday:  Breathe & Be (led by you)

These Mindful FED sessions are 30 minutes long, (approx. 10 min. of gathering and reflection / 10 min. of guided practice / 10 min. of sharing and community building).  Come when you can; leave when you need to.  All levels of experience are most welcome!

Mindful FED sessions are hosted on Zoom:
https://opm.zoomgov.com/j/1610701279?pwd=RHg2OHROaW1jY3VXQW1LNkFRc3lzZz09

Meeting ID: 161 070 1279 #; (no meeting participant code, press #); Passcode: 9791709014 #.  Dial by your location: 833 568 8864 US Toll-free

Come as you are: We give a deep welcome to our racial identities, ethnicities, gender orientation, sexuality, differing abilities -- to all of our identities -- to the unconscious parts of ourselves, to our regrets, to our triumphs, to our humor and to our many gifts. Your presence makes this community.  Take it easy: Join us when you can, leave when you need to, and being off camera is completely okay. Taking time to be mindful is an act of service to yourself, your friends and family, and, yes, your colleagues. 

Reach out:  Send questions, ideas, and any interest to get involved to Mindful FED Faculty Chairs and Meditation Teachers

Garth Smelser, OPM, garth.smelser@opm.gov  &  Michelle Reugebrink, OPM, michelle.reugebrink@opm.gov

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Mindful FED Courses are Here!

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Mindfulness Practice Opportunities

Below is a schedule of mindfulness opportunities open to all federal employees. Let us know if you have an opportunity to add to the schedule.

Mindful FED Weekly Practice Schedule 

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 4pm ET / 1pm PT  (regularly led by Michelle Reugebrink)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12pm ET / 9am PT  (regularly led by Garth Katto Smelser)
  • Friday:  Breathe & Be (led by you)

These Mindful FED sessions are 30 minutes long, (approx. 10 min. of gathering and reflection / 10 min. of guided practice / 10 min. of sharing and community building).  Come when you can; leave when you need to.  All levels of experience are most welcome!

Mindful FED sessions are hosted on Zoom:
https://opm.zoomgov.com/j/1610701279?pwd=RHg2OHROaW1jY3VXQW1LNkFRc3lzZz09

Meeting ID: 161 070 1279 #; (no meeting participant code, press #); Passcode: 9791709014 #.  Dial by your location: 833 568 8864 US Toll-free

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Interagency Offerings
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904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Time (EST)

Program

Program / Agency

Video

Phone

POC

12:30-1pm

Mindful EPA

EPA

MS Teams Meeting

+1 202-991-0477;  ID: 616 878 98#

Ryland (Shengzhi) Li,  Li.Ryland@epa.gov

1-1:45pm

Mindfulness Mondays

USDA Food and Nutrition Service

MS Teams Meeting; Meeting ID: 261 879 950 062; Passcode: tv9Kyg

+1 202 650-0123; Phone ID: 134 817 705#

michael.meltzer@usda.gov

3-3:30pm

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful NOAA

Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq

904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov

4:30-5pm


7-7:15pm

Mindful Movement


Mindful Meditation

Mindful NOAA


VHA Whole Health


Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq


Click here (MS Teams) to join the meeting


904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#


1 872-701-0185,,782222982#  ID: 782 222 982#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov


Kristen.Hill@va.gov

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Time (EST)

Program

Agency

Web

Phone

POC

9:30-9:55am

USAID

USAID

Email Ajit Joshi via your .gov email address for details

Email Ajit Joshi for Link

ajoshi@usaid.gov

12-12:30pm

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful NOAA

Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq

904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov

3-3:30pm

Mindful Movement

Mindful NOAA

Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq

904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

Time (EST)

Program

Agency

Web

Phone

POC

11-11:30am

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful NOAA

Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq

904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov

12:30-1pm

1st Wed: Meditation w/ Alex Snider
2nd Wed: Hatha yoga w/ Joseph Tripp
3rd Wed: Mindful Breathing w/ Kusuma Aralere
4th Wed: Yoga & Mindfulness w/ Monica Suber-Duffy

General Services Administration

https://gsa.zoomgov.com/j/1612441778?pwd=N1NlQUE4Z3ZCdkVWcDF2T1VMc3YxUT09

NA

monica.suber@gsa.gov

1-1:15pm

Mindful NPS

National Park Service

NA

877-363-8596;  Passcode: 8251916

Mindful@nps.gov

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

Time (EST)

Program

Agency

Web

Phone

POC

12-12:30pm

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful NOAA

Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq

904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov

2-2:30pm


2:30-3pm

Meditation


Guided Meditation

NIH


VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1617040108 


MS Teams

240-858-9308


+1 872-701-0185; 111 566 444#

resvan.ameli@nih.gov


Andrew.Carr1@va.gov

PAUSED

Mindful Movement

Mindful NOAA

Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq

904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

Time (EST)

Program

Agency

Web

Phone

POC

12-12:30pm

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindful NOAA

Google: meet.google.com/bex-hvhs-evq

904-330-1233‬ PIN: ‪416 743 651‬#

kaitlyn.shaw@noaa.gov

 


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