Tag: meditation

Feb 27

Turn on the light

Sometimes when we get to a certain point in our lives we find ourselves at what seems to be an impasse. Maybe we are in a career path that doesn’t make sense anymore. You might think, “If only I’d done this, this, or this differently, things would be running more smoothly now.” Looking back and …

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Jan 25

If you write it, it will come

Remember the movie “Field of Dreams”? In that film, Kevin Costner hears a voice telling him, “If you build it, they will come.” He builds a baseball diamond and, well, the movie plot is complicated, but ‘they’ do come and play ball! What do you want to create in your life, to build?  In the …

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Jun 23

Anxiety and Overcoming It

Sometimes you move through life, and things feel as if they are remaining much the same. You get up, deal with whatever is going on that day, and, although you may have some anxiety, you can handle it. And then there are those other times…. For me, they seem to come out of the blue. …

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Feb 24

Use the mind to change the brain

In a world where medication can change our minds in an instant, meditation, which uses the mind to change the brain, can be a hard sell. Medication for certain people in particular situations can be very helpful. But I don’t know if medications can change the structure of the brain for the better. What does …

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Jan 27

Find a New View

Here in the Northeast, days are cold and short in January. It’s a time to stay in a lot, and to act in harmony with nature. Nature is in a state of rest. And while we have to continue working, perhaps we can now do it in a way that is more in tune with …

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Oct 28

Mantras

As I’m sure you know by now, I encourage everyone to develop a daily meditation practice, even if it’s just for five or ten minutes. You can find some short guided meditations on my site to help you: Guided Audio Meditations But along with my daily morning meditation practice, I also say a number of …

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Sep 30

Spare Moments

Although it’s essential to develop a regular meditation practice to stay grounded, focused, and calm, there are many moments during the day when we can stop and reconnect with ourselves. Whenever you feel yourself getting pulled in a lot of different directions, try one of these methods: Slow your breathing. Breathe in for four counts, …

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Jul 27

Role Models

Mindfulness isn’t only about meditating every day, developing a sense of presence throughout the day, calming our mind and bodies, learning to focus, or realizing that we don’t have to follow every thought that occurs to us. Although it is all of that—and more. It’s also about creating a greater awareness that can help us …

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Jun 24

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Today, more children and adults in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD than ever before—and more prescription drugs are being issued all the time as well. While it’s true that some of us have more trouble staying calm and focused than others, when it comes to making diagnoses, where do we draw the line …

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Apr 28

Compassion training increases mental focus

For most of us, our minds have a tendency to “wander.” That is, we are not able to keep our focus on one topic for very long before moving on to another one. Research shows that mindfulness practice, in which we pay attention to the present moment in a curious, non judgmental way, increases our …

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