Meditation in the Car

Radio Silence: A Daily Retreat

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For several weeks now I’ve been practicing Radio Silence in my car.   The car is in some ways to perfect place for silence.  For many, it is a place where we are frequently alone.  And it’s a place where we are frequently on stimulation overload. Driving is Stressful There are so many things to be […]

Release & Transform Toxic Energy with Visual Imagery

Meditation & Transforming Toxic Energy

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Someone posed a question about visual imagery and releasing pain during meditation, which got me thinking.   For me the visual imagery during meditation is very important, if a visual suggestion doesn’t sit right with me my mind will obsess on one thought. The question posed was about how to be comfortable sending toxic energy out […]

Meditation Over Candy

Meditation Over Candy

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If you offer candy to co-workers or clients, consider skipping the sugar spike, create a candy free workplace, and offer meditation stones instead. River rocks are inexpensive and can be picked up in the floral department of your local craft store. Holding a stone lightly in your hand gives your mind something peaceful to focus […]

Coffee / Tea Meditation

Coffee Break Meditation

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Coffee break meditation, aka tea meditation, is a great way to bring drown your stress level.  On warm mornings I like to sit outside to do this, on cooler/winter days I try to sit near a window, but anyplace really will do. Ideally give yourself a minimum of 10 minutes. Hold a warm beverage with […]

Jasmine

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On my first night in India, many years ago, I purchased a bracelet of Jasmine flowers from a young man in the street.  Out of all the sensory inputs that India has to offer I remember the smell of Jasmine the most, well that and the crazy hot food we ate that night. It’s a […]

Take a Breath for Peace

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The anger monster lives in all of us.  News reports speak of people who commit violence as different.  Just as people who commit violent acts see their victims as different.  We are all the same, rage is but a heartbeat.   How do we know which of us will explode next? Through science we know […]

Aromatherapy Basics

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Aromatherapy, in a nutshell, is the use of essential oils through application to the skin, inhalation, or ingestion. Uses range from the simple enjoyment of aromas to treatment of illness and skin conditions.