04/14/2015 04:50 pm ET

Why 'Calm Is The New Strong'

It goes without saying that the hardest part of meditation is letting your circling thoughts come and go -- especially the worrisome ones. But it's well worth enduring that challenge, according to Pamela Peeke, M.D., author of Body for Life for Women.

Peeke joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss how she helps women better understand the comprehensive, beneficial impact mindfulness can have on their lives.

"Many of them think that if they're going to become stronger, and if they're going to become better and achieve a higher level of health and wellness, that they have to hit the gym and build muscles, and they have to cook perfectly, and everything is with the 'perfect' word," Peeke said. "What I tell these women is that calm is the new strong ... It's much more than just living mindfully, it goes deeper than that. It's transcendence ... and there's a spill-off effect that helps you throughout the day to stay on track."

Watch the full HuffPost Live clip above to hear more about how "calm is the new strong."



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