mindfulness: recent publications

11 Strategies for Managing Stress

Even 20 minutes of self-care is helpful.It may seem difficult to get away from a big work project, a crying baby, or a growing credit card bill, but when you give yourself permission to step away from it you can gain a new perspective and . It’s important to not avoid your stress (those bills have to be paid sometime), but even 20 minutes of self-care is helpful.Our normal shallow breathing starves the body and brain of oxygen, which affects the immune and cardiopulmonary systems.

Develop the practice of taking several deep diaphragmatic ; it clears the mind, body, and soul.Find a quiet place, get comfortable, focus on a one- to five-word phrase you fancy and repeat it over and over. Take deep diaphragmatic breaths, in and out, in and out.

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mindfulness: Readers Choice

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” — Paulo CoelhoWe habitually focus on what we don’t want, to the degree it manifests in our reality.
Starting your day with a meditation ritual provides the perfect environment for your intentions to embed and for your day to unfold with greater grace and greater ease.When we set an intention and go into meditation, it’s like planting a seed and then going into the garden to cultivate it with quietude. Now we have a seed pregnant with possibilities, a seed with a built-in manifestation being planted into a vibrationally fertile environment that will help it thrive.In this 25 minute meditation, my morning meditation practice, we will honor the power of starting the day with ritual and introspection.

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