10 Reasons Meditation Isn’t Working For You
I often hear that meditation doesn’t work for someone. While I personally think that everyone could benefit from meditating, I also believe that if someone just isn’t into it, they won’t see the benefits and shouldn’t be forced. However, when I ask these people what didn’t work for them, I often find that the reason […]Read More →
Find Yourself Through Meditation
Meditation is an excellent way to find yourself, to understand who you are and what matters to you. It’s a way to connect with yourself and through a better connection to self, create better connections with others. To make the most of it, there are two goals you should seek in meditation: to understand yourself […]Read More →
Why Focus On the Breath?
In most meditations, you begin with a focus on the breath. It might be simply paying attention to the breath or it might be about taking deep breaths. It might be another variation, but I’d guess probably 95% of meditations begin with focusing on your breath. Is there a reason for that? There is. Among […]Read More →
The Permanency Of Impermanence
In meditation, we often hear to let go. Let go of your thoughts. Don’t cling to anything. Everything changes. Everything is impermanent. Everything is transitory. This is supposed to be reassuring — and if you’re going through a rough time, it often is. Who wouldn’t feel better when reminded that a breakup, a financial crisis, or a […]Read More →
What Happens When You Can’t Let Go Of A Thought?
We’re often told, when being taught or having meditation described, to let go of our thoughts. Let them pass by, don’t cling to them, let them be like clouds in the sky. This is a great way to describe meditation, and it’s a relatively accurate one as well. But what if you can’t let go […]Read More →
Meditate Your Way Through a Breakup
Six weeks and a few days ago, I broke up with my boyfriend of almost two years. I had been convincing myself for a long time that I was going to spend the rest of my life with this man, so the decision was very painful and difficult — though I followed through quickly and immediately once […]Read More →
Career Moms: Best Strategies For Harmony
I don’t believe in balance — it implies equality among all areas of our lives, and that’s just not possible. Sick kids prevent work, big work projects can give you less time with the kids, and both kids and work can bring your social life to a halt. Harmony, on the other hand, is a real possibility. […]Read More →
Meditation For Real Life
As nice as the thought is, we can’t all head off to a meditation retreat on a beautiful California beach or in a quiet pine forest. And when we’re in the thick of raising kids, working full time (whether for ourselves or someone else), maintaining a romantic relationship, and trying to keep up something that […]Read More →