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Can meditation change your perception of time? (excerpt from Huffington Post Healthy Living)

The very fact that time is precious is the reason we should meditate. I have found that taking time to meditate gives me time — the same way that exercising takes energy but ultimately helps one have more energy. For … Continue reading

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Meditate on Gratitude

  Susan Morales, M.S.W. Reprinted from Huffington Post Healthy Living Nov. 22, 2011 A few years ago, our British guests were touched and in awe at our Thanksgiving dinner tradition of telling each other why we are grateful. My 3-year-old … Continue reading

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Meditation: The elixir for all our mental ailments?

Excerpt from Huffington Post article published June 20, 2011 Sometimes I feel like the stereotype of the snake oil salesperson as I tout the benefits of meditation. It reduces anxiety, depression and physical pain. It increases productivity and creativity. With … Continue reading

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Use a guided meditation to take a vacation from stress

For me a guided meditation or centering technique is a poetic journey that my mind agrees to take. By simply choosing to use a guided meditation there’s a subtle letting go, like receiving a massage. The mind can stop working, … Continue reading

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Sitting cross-legged on the floor can benefit your meditation

  The first fundamental I propose in setting up a meditation practice is to get comfortable. (See Fundamentals post in March, 2011.) So, is sitting on the floor out of the question? I hope not. To begin with I’ll try … Continue reading

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A meditation method: Notice what you notice

  You’ve had the experience, haven’t you, of becoming aware of something that’s always been there but hadn’t caught your attention? A photograph on the wall of your favorite restaurant, a colleague’s shoes, a tree limb sticking out over the … Continue reading

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Breath to brain meditation technique for slowing your thougths

This technique came to me one day when I was meditating and trying to soften the clatter going on in my mind. Especially when I wake up at my usual time 7 – 7:30am and go to sit in my … Continue reading

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Three Fundamentals of Setting Up a Meditation Practice

  You’ve read you can increase your brainpower or you want to enhance your sports performance. Perhaps your doctor told you it’s time to learn stress reduction. In yoga class you’ve become aware of the possibility of enlightenment, understanding your … Continue reading

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