6 Steps To Release Your Relaxation Response

Do you struggle with stress? Are you uncertain of how to deal with it? Then you might consider developing your capacity for the relaxation response. Allow me to explain. In 1971, a Harvard trained medical doctor published a landmark book. It was called The Relaxation Response. It...

The Stressed Out Meditator’s Guide to Meditation

Share Share Tweet 5Pin Share You’re exhausted. Your breath is shallow. You’re clenching your teeth and your shoulders are in knots. And the next thing on your to-do list is to meditate. Feels like a joke, right? Sitting for meditation seems like last thing you can do when you’re stressed. And sitting still? Forget...

Relax & Start Your Meditation with this 6-Step Breathing Exercise

You’re tense and exhausted. Your back aches and you’re irritable. You decide that mediation could help. But with your tight shoulders and racing mind, you can’t settle down. You can’t focus. So you do what everyone says to do when you need to relax—you take a deep...

A Beginner’s Guide to Relaxation And Stress

Stress is a killer. It’s no exaggeration to say that our society is stricken with a stress epidemic. Stress is also one of the biggest reasons why people are turning to the time-honored practice of meditation for relief. Stress does all sorts of damage at the...

What Is Mindfulness? And how can it help you?

Tweet 6Pin Share In today’s day and age, mindful and mindfulness are buzzwords that are used colloquially. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve been told to “BE MINDFUL”? Yet, what is mindfulness and what does it really mean? What Is Mindfulness? There are many definitions. My favorite is the one posited...

How to Prepare for Meditation: 9 Ways to Ground Yourself

Do you know how to prepare for meditation? We’ve all been told to ground ourselves, but have you ever thought about what that actually means? “Feel your roots grow into the ground.” “Feel heavy in your pelvis.” “Sink into the support beneath your body.” All of these instructions...

How (And Why) To Say Yes To Negative Emotions

We say “no” all the time. Sometimes we do so subtly, as a way to deny an emotion, swallow our words, or feel the disgust of “Ugh! Not that again!” I don’ think I’m alone in this. No one likes to feel things which are uncomfortable…especially...

How To Achieve Mindful Living? Just Mind The Gap!

I want to bust a myth associated with what it truly means to “practice mindfulness.” And I want to share some tips about how to bring mindfulness into your life. I have found that the most common misconception about mindfulness meditation is that it can only be...

An Exercise In Mindful Empowerment

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way! How many times have you expressed this sentiment? It happens in gross and subtle ways all the time for most of us. We fight against things that are out of our control. The problem is, it’s a huge source of...

How To Manage Stress Through Meditation & Mindfulness

Stress is a killer. The science is clear. With all our success and achievement, there is an invisible cost. Our physical, emotional and psychological health take a beating over time. And sometimes there is no return. Stress is also addictive. Just like caffeine is the...