Mindfulness, Meditation & More, Oh My! (Part 3)

The Goal of meditation is not to get rid of your thoughts or emotions, the goal of meditation is to become aware of your thoughts and emotions and learn how to move through them without getting stuck.” – Dr. Phillippe Goldin We’ve been discussing the 9 attributes or attitudes that Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn believes embody mindfulness. Mindfulness is more a …

Mindfulness, Meditation & More, Oh My! (Part 2)

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way to enter into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person has every day.” – Deepak Chopra I tend to complicate things when first trying to learn them. I used to actually get stressed out because I believed I …

Mindfulness, Meditation and More, Oh My! (Part 1)

“The essence of mindfulness is paying attention on purpose.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn What is this mindfulness thing anyway? You see it everywhere now. Magazines. Talk shows. Entire books written on the subject. For me mindfulness and meditation have played a huge role in my self care journey. I’ve become a much better listener. I respond more to life now instead …

Noise Hurts. Silence Heals.

“Silence is an empty space. Space is the home of the awakened mind.” – Buddha Studies show that noise has a powerful physical effect on our brains and raises stress hormones. Chronic exposure to loud noise can cause stress hormones to be elevated which decreases our immunity and serenity. These same studies show silence can relieve that stress in the …

How Will I Self-Care Today?

“When we S.E.L.F. Care, stress doesn’t stand a chance.” Dr. Kathleen Hall I’m always on the lookout for new and simple self care tools and a huge part of my own self care is to write these posts. And even if you don’t have time to read every one, my hope is that seeing the email in your inbox from …