Every year, Sashbear recognizes March 10 as Mindfulness Day. Sashbear’s co-founders, Lynn and Mike, lost their daughter Sasha to suicide in 2011. They wanted to remember her birthday in a way that would bring hope to others – by encouraging us all to focus on the important skills of mindfulness.
Mindfulness Day is an opportunity to reflect on the value of putting our focus on the present, without judgments and with the intention of paying attention to what is happening to us in this moment—in essence, to focus on living our life on this day and truly experience the full breadth of what that feels like. To do that we must notice with curiosity and with all our senses what is happening around us— no need to evaluate anything, the goal is to just participate in the moment as it is in front of us.