Tagged as Meditation

Do you need to get away? We live in a hectic world, and we all need to refuel from time to time. A wellness retreat might be just what you need to recharge your spirit and body and keep you performing at your best. Wellness retreats allow you to let go of day-to-day stressors while caring for yourself in new and healthy ways. Check out these 5 relaxing retreats and see what a little added wellness...
Health-centric smart devices have helped millions of people stay physically fit, manage their diabetes, and meditate their way to better mental and physical health. Today, smart devices are moving beyond standard - fitness wearables - and personal meditation apps. We can now monitor our offices for CO2, keep our homes safe from invasion, and - detect water leaks and shut off the water - before they...
As a meditation teacher, by far the most common complaint I hear about meditation is “I can’t meditate, it’s just too hard.” - Many people come to the practice determined to find peace and joy but instead, all too often, meditation becomes a battleground, with each minute feeling like an hour to be struggled through. People feel bored, uncomfortable and often terrified to -sit alone with their own...
For those unaware, mindfulness and meditation encompass a collection of activities that are designed to help you collect your thoughts, slow down your thinking, generate awareness of your body, and hopefully enhance the speed of your recovery. No matter what portion of the journey you are on, - mindfulness and meditation - can significantly impact your recovery in a positive way. WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?...
The workplace hippie. The "overly" health conscious individual. The granola. The mediation junkie. These are all phrases I’ve heard being thrown around at work to describe those free-thinkers who aren’t quite content enough with typical rhythm of an office workplace. I am that person, and I am not ashamed! - I’ve decided to take the road to long term wellness, and I’ve found my route through mindful...
Let’s face it! I was pretty skeptical when I thought about trying yoga.  I wondered how yoga could ever be a full “workout” without running, biking or doing circuit training and sweating!  But, my friends encouraged me to give it a try and go into it with an open mind.  Just because you are not breaking out into a full sweat doesn’t mean your body isn’t getting a work out, right? - So, I headed over...
Couples therapy feels like an absolute necessity at times. It’s also crazy expensive and usually not covered by insurance companies. The last time -I went to couples therapy-, I was paying $100 an hour. If you think that’s expensive, it’s actually a little more on the cheap side—people could pay less, but some couples end up paying $150 or more. What if you could get free couples therapy and not even...
If the practice of meditating is simple, then why does it sound so intimidating? - Sitting by yourself with an empty mind sounds like an unachievable goal. In most cases, it is. It’s not because you’re not doing -meditation properly-; it’s because you have unrealistic expectations. For some of us who aren’t Zen masters or Buddhist monks, the concept of meditation sounds foreign and frightening. The...
Many of us lead very busy and stressful lives, filled with work and family obligations - all the while living in an age filled with digital bombardment. But, there is good news. There is an affordable, enjoyable, and easy alternative to pills that can help you overcome your negative feelings. In other words, there is a natural antidepressant which has been proven to provide a boost to your mental health....
Where are we to turn in this most turbulent world? Everyday it seems we are made aware that anger and violence toward others is increasing. Where is our ability to remain healthy in such troubling times? We are saddened by the recent tragedies and deaths in our country. We unfortunately, are not alone, as Nice, France has also suffered severe loss of life. In France, as the citizens and visitors were...