Meditation seems like it should be easy…. right? After all, you’re just sitting there. But if you’ve spent any time doing it, you know that meditation isn't easy! Don’t get me wrong… meditation is wonderful and life-changing. But... Meditation Isn't Easy, Because Sometimes.... Your … [Read more...] about Meditation Isn’t Easy… Here’s How To Overcome the Biggest Challenges!
Do you ever get triggered by things you read or hear people say? If you're like most of us, the answer is yes! And what happens next probably goes like this: You get triggered Uncomfortable feelings – like anger, jealousy, and fear – come up You do something – anything – to diffuse the … [Read more...] about Are You Trying To Outrun Yourself?
As a meditation teacher, I often find myself telling students that they need to be their own meditation teacher. That may sound counter intuitive, but it actually makes a lot of sense. With meditation becoming increasingly mainstream, the number of resources available is staggering. So many … [Read more...] about How to Be Your Own Meditation Teacher
When people hear that I teach meditation, they often tell me what bad meditators they would be, saying things like: "Oh I could never do that, my mind is too busy;" or "I can't sit still, I could never meditate." Recently someone said, quite poetically, "I have never been able to free my … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Bad Meditator
Bad news tends to make us angry, fearful, or both. When we don’t like what’s going on – personally, politically, etc. – it’s tempting to put our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not happening. Here are some helpful alternatives! Harness Your Energy In the Face of Bad News, Put Your Anger to … [Read more...] about How to Hear Bad News….. Without Burying Your Head in the Sand!
Fear can be such a debilitating experience, and the world can feel like an overwhelmingly scary place – if we let it. Last week’s blog was all about working with fear and fearlessness. (If you missed it, click here.) This week we’re taking the exploration of fear further, by looking at … [Read more...] about How to Defuse Fear and Aggression with Fearlessness and Gentleness