Tag Archives: meditation

Emotions Carry Messages. Are You Receiving Them?

If we’re connected on Instagram (@MsMindbody)or Facebook (if we’re not, I’d love to be!), you saw this photo this week. It’s me, making my “Grrrr” face. I was seriously irritated by something that I just couldn’t shake, despite doing all… more →

17 Common Thoughts That Are Holding You Back

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Gandhi (“And so, with all due respect to Gandhi, is a woman, ahem.” — me) You can be doing all the right things for all… more →

The Busier You Are, the More You Need This

“The degree to which you do not believe you have time to spend ten minutes sitting quietly is the degree to which you desperately need to spend ten minutes sitting quietly.”  — Donna Farhi, in Bringing Yoga to Life It’s… more →

So You Think You Don’t Have Time for You

My kids spent the past weekend at my Dad’s house. It was heaven! They had a great time, and my husband and I had that most precious commodity—down time. Or rather, a chance to choose how we spent every minute… more →

Go Ahead, Help Yourself

This morning was my morning to sleep in. (Yay.) But because I’ve been craving a long meditation session, I rolled out of bed and went to sit on my cushion in my closet. (Short backstory: I’ve got a ton of… more →

Listening meditation: Saturday afternoon hike

Here, for your listening pleasure, is an audio clip of our recent hike in the George Washington Land Management area, in the Northwest corner of Rhode Island. You can hear cicadas, birds, the wind, and little snippets of my husband… more →

5 Weird Ways to Meditate

I love the calm clarity that comes meditating. But I don’t always love the idea of meditating itself. Some days when I’ve been running around like a crazy person, sure, sitting in one spot focusing only on what’s going on… more →

Listening meditation: Blackstone Woods

Here, for your listening pleasure, is a one-minute audio file of the background noise I heard on a walk to nearby Blackstone Woods. You can hear birds chirping, water rushing (the bench I found is on a bluff about 20… more →

My Neck Hurts. Must Be Time to Meditate.

Everyone’s got a hot spot – the place in your body that hurts first. Maybe it’s your low back, knee, or shoulder. Mine is my neck. It was always the spot that got kinked up in my early 20s when… more →

How Much Meditating Is Enough?

I recently had the good fortune to attend a mini meditation workshop with Sharon
Salzberg, where I had the chance to ask one of my most pressing questions about meditation.