You’ve probably heard how great a regular meditation practice can be for your health, but it may not be enough to inspire you to get started. When you’re trying to juggle a career, family, and a social life among all of life’s minutia, it can seem like there isn’t a moment to spare—especially for sitting […]
When we think about mindfulness, many of us think of yoga and meditation. While these healthy habits are definitely worth incorporating into our wellness routine, they take time to cultivate. Whether you’re new to the concept of mindfulness, or simply want to build your practice with easy, small steps, here are six ways to tweak […]
“If you want to get something done,” my grandmother used to say, “ask the busiest woman you know.” That woman is probably you. And you’re probably really tired. We women are busy, busy, busy. There’s pressure to do it all, have it all, be it all. Tired is our new normal, and that’s not okay. What […]
It’s that time of year when it’s safe to pause your Hulu Live account. Who needs to stream old-school holiday specials, like Frosty the Snowman? Although, there’s a valuable lesson in this childhood classic: One of life’s biggest challenges is believing in things that cannot be explained. Somehow we view meditation and losing weight the […]
“The body knows things directly, immediately, nakedly, without any conceptual overlay.” — Reginald Ray, The Practice of Pure Awareness Many traditions teach us to meditate from the top down – focusing on the mind and our thoughts. Somatic meditation teaches us to begin with the body. We settle into our body to find deep presence; […]
In a world of constant distractions from pocket-sized technology to the twenty-four-hour news cycle, it’s remarkable how meditation has begun to “trend” in a culture that never seems to slow down. But trends can become overwhelming, and meditation trends are no exception. You can download meditation apps, wear tech that helps you meditate and achieve certain […]
If you have ever lain down on a blanket, eyes taking in the dome of the night sky above, then you are familiar with the sensation of wonder and peace that the cosmos brings.
One of the best ways to nurture a meditation or prayer practice is to create a place within the home that is dedicated solely to this purpose—an altar.
Whether today is an epic list of to-dos, a routine you know by heart, or the unexpected, it’s always a good time to pause. I call a pause any intentional shift in behavior that allows you the space to experience a mental shift in attitude, thoughts, or emotions that otherwise wouldn’t have occurred.
Google “meditation studio” and you’ll likely find one near you – they’re popping up all over the country. Most studios have classes from 15-90 minutes, with some led by teachers and some self-led. Either way – and no matter if you’re a meditation newbie or a seasoned practitioner – you’ll enjoy a quiet break in your busy day.