Swimming as Meditation

Swimming as Meditation

It’s easy to shrug off meditation as one of those things that there just isn’t time for in the hectic contemporary lifestyle. But a lot of its key effects can be generated through other activities, including a lot of hobbies that people generally do in their spare time anyway. A great example of this is […]

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‘If You Can’t Handle Me At My Worst’ – The Truth Behind it.

If You Can’t Handle Me At My Worst… …then you don’t deserve me at my best. It’s one of those quotations that does the rounds on social media every so often. It’s usually shared by people with bad attitudes, to justify treating the people around them like dirt. It’s thrown at people who are genuinely […]

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How to Fuel Creativity

Whether you consider your creative habits a little bit of fun or something that defines you, pretty much everyone has their own way to indulge their creativity. Writing, drawing and playing music all have a unique way of calming people, of connecting people to their feelings and of generating a sense of personal achievement. But, […]

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How to Focus on You – Relax

Even when life is going really well for you – sometimes, especially then – things can get overwhelming. People who just want to show they care about how you’re getting on can end up getting on your nerves. A busy social life can leave you exhausted enough to ache for the peaceful existence of a […]

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Defeating the Demon of Loneliness (with the help of Lao Tzu)

At one point, I found myself without a community. Perhaps you have, or will, as well. It could be sudden, like any sort of abandonment or death. It could be subtle, like drifting away from your adolescent home. Here is my experience. The demon of loneliness greets me. “Welcome to solitude,” he sneers. “You’ve been […]

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Achieving Without Efforting

“The next pose is called Caterpillar.” My imagination goes wild trying to imagine what the pose might look like as I am waiting for my yoga instructor to show us what we need to do. This is my first time to a Yin yoga class, and I am not quite sure what to expect. The […]

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Strategies for Dealing with Anxiety and Anxiety-based Panic Attacks (ABPA)

~Confessions of a mindfulness and meditation instructor~ Have you ever awakened from a deep sleep realizing that you slept through your morning alarm? Do you recall that feeling of utter terror, thoughts racing about the consequences? How did this happen? Did I forget to set my alarm? How late is it? How much trouble am […]

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The Only Way to Answer HOW is to DO… An In-depth Look

Asking yourself or somebody else “HOW?” is a game of the mind. It is not possible to answer this question psychologically. How is a question only to be answered within the material world. And the only way to answer a question, materially, is through some type of action. Whether it be action based in thought […]

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The Effects of a Smoothie Cleanse: a 3 Day Experiment 

Experiencing a foggy mind is most likely not something you enjoy. If it is, excuse me for assuming. As for the rest of us, what do you do to shift to a clear mind? Consider that while you enjoy this article I wrote to conclude an experiment I did in which I had nothing but […]

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Why does Meditation Sound too Good to be True?

Meditation helped make Steve Jobs a world-changing innovator. Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons swears by its benefits. Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Dalio, and Jim Carrey all practice Transcendental Meditation. Articles about the benefits of sitting in meditation are everywhere. And yet only 8% of people—18 million Americans—practice meditation regularly. The argument behind signing up for […]

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I am the Space.

A Morning Sketch: I Am the Space “I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen.” I am reading “Stillness Speaks” by Eckhart Tolle while having steaming creamy oatmeal with splashes of golden honey […]

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Predicting the Future – What We Miss with Anxiety

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.” – Francis Bacon Sr. I had an absolutely great weekend a few days ago, and I almost missed it because of my problems with anxiety. […]