Being overwhelmed is not a fact -- it's a state of consciousness that limits your freedom and happiness. It requires a shift in perspective. Bring yourself back to the present moment. Remember that you have a choice about the way you want to feel.
It's the biggest holiday of the year for most of us, a time of joy and celebration, and yet also a time of emotional anxiety - the mad rush of last minute shopping, frustration, frayed nerves, family conflict, obligation, and overeating.
The image of the phoenix rising from the ashes is powerful. It's about transcendence, transformation, overcoming obstacles, victory. But you can'...
In the context of the "Mindfulness Revolution", mindfulness has been introduced to many college and university campuses as an element of classroom activities, student clubs, and offerings from wellness centers.
We must each examine our own inner security systems, the ones which will reveal who we really are, and emerge the virtues to the surface, so they can naturally protect our minds and lives. It is our hearts that must never be hacked.
Silence speaks for the part of life that is beyond words, beyond description. Sitting for sometime in its sanctuary and we find a place within us that is centered, whole, a place of trust.
2014 is coming to a close, so inevitably the chatter of New Year's resolutions is getting louder. It's great to start goal setting and structuring a p...
When you wake up after a good night's sleep or a nap, instead of popping right up and engaging the world in a disoriented, unfocused state, assume correct lying meditation posture and take a couple of minutes to meditate. Even one minute is good.
The solstice reminds us of our connection to the dance of the planets and seasons. It is a time for family and gathering to to celebrate and give thanks.
It is not for us to find the points of difference in individual meditation practices but to create a bridge over the perceived divides. Whether meditation is used by the individual, within groups, for spiritual or professional growth, it is a positive life force that transcends cultural and spiritual traditions.
This can be a very heavy time of year. We put on heavy clothing to go out into heavy snow. We drive through heavy traffic to carry our heavy boxes of ...
From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.
Photograph taken at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art by Kristin Meekhof There is a big push this time of year for image management. Nearly an...
Meditation is a personal experience, and everyone's path is different. I encourage you to stick with it, even if you want to give up. Remember it's a practice. If you don't get it on the first, second or even third try, it's OK, don't get too frustrated.
By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?
I regret that my erroneous perception of what meditation is kept me from discovering it earlier in life and enjoying its benefits sooner, especially in times when I desperately needed that calm, clarity and focus.