Mindfulness resources and shares

8 June 2021 – Boxed Breathing with Lauren

General mindfulness resources

@2:50 offers simple mindfulness strategies at the start of each period. Here are some resources for additional learning.

June 15: @2:50 stretches

At the Hour’s Top

A collective poem for the anniversary of @2:50

Thank you to participants and guests for joining us to celebrate the anniversary of MIT@2:50 and for your individual and collective contributions to our celebratory poems! Thanks to Lizarett Flavour for curating the chaos into a beautiful verse. Find the original on her site. Thank you to Ananya Garg for your poetic contribution as well. Both are below.

At The Hour’s Top
(Garden of Quiet)
Collab #1

In the Garden of Quiet, Garden of Thoughts,
There is no once and no when, only sloths.
The moment is here, the moment will rise:
Ten minutes no one here has to be wise.

First glance into silence, eternity lap,
A Moon in the swanlight – one way of the craft.
A flower of sunshine, a cloudless night,
Contagious soft glimmer we share inside.

Cool stars in the gyre, sky holds the breath,
Horizon’s so near, as close as thou let:
Immersing a guest in tranquility feast
That mind and body compose as we speak.

Earth’s flickering beauty in ball of realms, –
Embrace and descend into room when time comes.
Hats, jewels prepared, now set up your clock, –
At top of the hour, meet friends and your hopes.

March 2021, curated by Lizarett Flavour, UK


 MIT@2:50 is truly a blessing
 It empowers me to go ahead, blossoming and blooming
 It provides ten minutes of daily mindfulness
 Invoking optimism and thoughtfulness
 It kept me motivated in a period of uncertainty,
 Always filling me with joy and positivity
 Even now when the sun has risen,
 It is holding my hand, ready to empower and listen 
 Relaxing music and serene pictures,
 Makes me delighted and is my pretty little treasure
 Blooming flowers, lush green forests, incessant rain,
 These sceneries make me calm and soothe my brain
 Cheerful and happy faces in the sessions make my day,
 Always keeping anxiety and stress at bay
 After attending the sessions, I experience felicity and peace,
 I whole-heartedly wish that these sessions never cease.
 After 365 days of mindfulness, it has turned one,
 I hope it continues to help the community for many years to come! 

Ananya Garg, student and regular @2:50 participant, India

Recipes from @2:50 baking day

To celebrate the 250th consecutive @2:50 participants suggested a baking day. Here are the recipes created and shared virtually throughout the weekend of the 250th.

Claudia’s celebration cake photographed from her Miami balcony!

Hawaiian Haupia (Coconut Pudding)

Mini Ginger Snaps Sorghum and Brown Sugar

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (open incognito)

Mrs. Field’s Pumpkin Harvest Cookies (pdf download)

The Perfect Happiness Cookies (pdf download)

Drop Dead! Pecan Spice Cookies from Betty Fussell

Classic Victoria Sandwich Recipe