Summertime is full of fun activities: picnics, pool parties, days at the beach, and family vacations give us the opportunity to get outside, enjoy nature and spend time with love ones. But summer fun can also lead to stress. Make sure you take 10-15 minutes every day to sit back and relax without distractions. Try this quick meditation to chill out and get your “me-time” fix:
You can write down goals like:
I am going to go to the gym 3x this week.
I am going to eat vegetables with each meal.
I am going to spend 10 minutes mediating every day.
They can be things you want to manifest, such as:
I am receiving $1500 unexpected income this week.
I am going to get hired at my dream job.
I am going to receive a cup of coffee from a stranger.
I am so proud of myself for going to the gym 3x this week. I feel strong and confident. I am thrilled that got hired at my dream job. I am excited to be starting in 2 weeks.
You get the idea.
Spend a few moments truly feeling the emotions behind your desires. Then put the list away until Saturday.
If you recall your list during the week, take a minute or two to focus on the emotions of achieving your desire.
If you accomplish/receive before Saturday say, “Thank You”.
Otherwise, just go along in your week, be as happy and productive as you can.
On Saturday, take the list out and see how you did.
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Ask a child what they want to be when they “grow up” and they are likely to give you a pretty detailed description of what career they want, what they want to have, and things they want to do. Children are blessed with the knowledge of who they are truly meant to be in this life. Children are in touch with their “True Self”.
I can remember, as a child, having a very specific dream/plan for what my adult life was going to be like. While it is a little too much to go into here, suffice it to say most of my plans have yet to come to fruition. Sadly, as I grew up I began to listen to the voices that told me:
- “You’re not smart enough to be…”
- You’re not pretty enough.”
- You’re too short.”
- “Why would you want to go there?”
- “That’s a silly dream. You need to give it up.”
- “That is NOT what adults do!”
- Blah, blah, blah……
Unfortunately, that is how it goes for many of us. We give up the dreams of childhood for the logic and responsibility of adulthood. <insert sad face here>
But what if you could get back in touch with some of those dreams and find a path to get back to your “True Self”?
Today’s guided meditation, is intended to help you reconnect with your true self and your best life. This mediation can help guide you down the path to a more fulfilling career, improved relationships, better health, more happiness, and possibly even that unicorn you always wanted. Ok, maybe not the unicorn…
As with any meditation, this is a tool to help you focus your thoughts on the positive. It is in no way intended to be the sole method you use to improve your current situation (that’s a fancy way of saying, if you’re sick seek medical attention and if you need money keep going to work, etc.)
So, find a safe comfy place to sit back, relax and take some time for yourself:
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The holiday season is in full swing, and whether you celebrate or not you have probably been feeling a bit overwhelmed, stressed, rushed, and impatient (or you have noticed it in people around you).
There is no doubt that all of the cooking, cleaning, decorating, shopping, socializing and traveling can cause quite a bit of tension, pressure, and irritability.
These emotions, while natural, can create a strain on your relationships, career, and most importantly your health.
In an effort to help you be your best this holiday season, I have created a series of brief meditations to aid you in managing the final push through the holidays. Every day this week, I will post a 3-5 minute mediation to remind you to take a few moments to relax, recharge, and collect your thoughts. Think of them as my holiday gift to you.
You can do these exercises any time you are feeling a bit flustered or overwhelmed. The mediations are most effective when you can be seated or reclined in a comfortable position with your eyes closed. Do not listen at a time when your full focus and concentration is needed, such as when driving.
Today’s meditation focuses on your breathing. You will feel more relaxed and focused after this mediation. Give it a try and have a happy healthy day!
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This time of year often brings with it a flurry of activities: work, travel, holiday parties, shopping trips, cooking, cleaning, decorating, wrapping, smiling, hugging, teeth gritting…You know the drill. There is a reason that the holiday season is followed by FLU SEASON.
With all of the hustle, hurry, stress, and fun, (yes, there is fun in all of this holiday madness), it can be easy to let our normally healthy habits slide. However, it is important that we take some time every day to care for and nuture ourselves. After all, we can’t fully give to others if our energetic tank is low.
So, it is with this in mind that I created this relaxation and rejuvenation meditation. In this meditation, we explore not only giving the mind and body permission to relax but also focusing our thoughts on building a positive, healthy image of ourselves: ‘The Best You, You Want to Be”.
The meditation is fairly short, about 22 minutes. You can listen to it whenever it fits your schedule, first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, after dinner. Just remember, the purpose is to relax and enjoy some “ME TIME”, so listen at a time and in a place where you can fully relax and focus on the meditation. Never listen to any meditation while driving or doing an activity that requires your full attention and concentration.
Now, sit back, relax, and let the healthy, happy thoughts flow!
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It seems to be the buzz word of the week. Whether it’s work, family, health, or finances, almost everyone I spoke with this week was feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
Stress not only affects your health by depleting your immune system, it can also be a barrier to creating positive circumstances, events, and situations. The more stressed you feel, the more stress you will perceive.
Taking a few short minutes each day to allow yourself to take a break and relax can help you be more productive, energetic, and open to new ideas.
It is with this in mind that I created a brief relaxation meditation to help guide you to a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind.
Listen to this meditation any time during your day when you have a few moments to sit without distractions. Remember, never listen to this meditation while driving.
I hope you enjoy it!!!
Have a happy healthy day!!!!
As I was meditating this morning, a message came to me and I was encouraged to share:
Enjoy and do with it what you will.
Have a happy healthy day.
I love the lotus flower. There is something about these beautiful flowers rising above the water that inspires me and makes me happy and peaceful.
During a meditation recently, I began to see how we could benefit from following the path of the lotus. The lotus flower grows up from the bottom of a pond or lake. The roots burgh into the mud while stalk rises through the muck and mire of the water finally emerging above the surface with a flower of pink, red, white, or blue. The lotus can live for hundreds, even thousands of years.
Like the lotus, our lives are often rooted in muddy soil. These are the hurts, slights, and negative beliefs that we encounter as we go through life:
- We get get teased or bullied
- We fail and get embarrassed
- We encounter physical or emotional abuses
- We have our hearts broken
- We lose loved ones
- We dream and our dreams are dashed
- We feel unloved, unappreciated, alone, depressed, fearful, not good enough
But, if we live like the lotus, we grow out of these experiences and up through the murky waters of life to emerge above the pain, sadness, and fear to as beautiful flowers. From this beauty and tranquility was can inspire those around us and bring happiness and peace to their lives. With this gift we can create an impact on the world that latest for centuries, maybe millennia.
So my friends, I encourage you to “BE a LOTUS”.
Until next time, have a happy healthy day!