At the 92nd Academy Awards show, there were many memorable moments. Brad Pitt won his first Oscar for acting, the South Korean film Parasite won Best Picture, and plenty more unexpected events were in store. But one thing that might have caught people’s attention is Jane Fonda and how she presented the award for Best Picture, all while holding her fabulous red coat on her arm.
Jane Fonda – An Actress and Activist
The Oscars are one of Hollywood’s biggest nights and not many people carry their coats with them on stage. What people should have known is that Jane Fonda didn’t do it by mistake. In fact, she did it to make a statement.
As an actor and activist, Jane Fonda led a celebrity campaign in the fall of 2019 in Washington, DC called Fire Drill Fridays. She had a goal that she committed to which was to be arrested every remaining Friday of 2019.
A Coat Signifies Her Protests
Her red coat was a significant part of her protests. As she was getting arrested, she mentioned that the red coat would be the last article of clothing that she would ever buy.
It became a symbol of her commitment as an activist to the climate and she helped make that point while on stage at the Oscars. She even re-wore a dress that she had worn previously which was not the first time for her to do so.
It quickly became a symbol of her commitment to the climate, and last night helped to punctuate the re-worn dress when she took the stage. It’s also not the first time she’s repeated an outfit (an act many celebrities would’ve cringed at not long ago), and we’re already excited to see what she pulls out of her closet next.
People can learn a lot from Jane Fonda and it’s not only that fast fashion is a problem. According to her, people should go shopping for their identities.
Peace of mind is not a very easily achievable state. No matter how bad we want it, all negative feelings like sadness, stress, anxiety, anger, irritation, frustration, etc. don’t typically disappear or evaporate quickly. Instead of denying or submitting, practicing mindfulness is an easier and more effective way to heal from these sufferings. Here are a few experts-suggested mindfulness exercises for your ultimate mental and emotional health.
If the word ‘meditation’ intimidates you or leaves you unconvinced, simply switch your concept of ‘mastering meditation’ to ‘practicing stillness.’ You can do it anytime and anywhere if the surrounding is noiseless. It is as simple as focusing on your breath, a happy image in your mind, or a mantra of your choice, for 5 minutes to however long you want to continue. According to therapists and meditation experts, this single-pointed concentration technique settles the mind, while taking note of the inner dialogue.
Candle Study Exercise
This one is a favorite for many. All you have to do is just light your favorite candle, sit in front of it and watch the flame. You will actually find your mind wandering, while the candle flame sways and flickers in front of your eyes. Gaze at the candle for 5-10 minutes, and simply let go of yourself. Observe your thoughts and let them pass without holding on or judging. According to wellness experts, this mindfulness exercise is actually a form of meditation, which can therapeutically soothe your soul and calm your mind.
The Sound Game
This is a great mindfulness activity to do with kids. Tell the little ones to focus on their listening years and ask them to identify 10 sounds that they can hear. You can prompt them by asking questions like, “What are the sounds you can hear inside the room? Can you hear sounds from inside your body? Outside the room? Close or distant?” etc. According to wellness schools, this is a very helpful practice for children, especially when they get overwhelmed or disturbed. It’s a powerful technique to gently shift their attention from something disturbing or frustrating to something more generic and neutral.