10 Alternatives to Meditation

Sitting still and quiet is really hard for me to do. So I’ve been looking around for other activities that can have the benefits of meditation but that I can accomplish more easily. Most people now recognize the benefits of meditation. Studies have shown it can: reduce depression improve creativity increase immune function reduce anxiety increase…

art as meditation

Art as Meditation

Art can be wonderfully relaxing. Even non-artists can feel great benefits from getting in the flow and using art as meditation When I try to sit still and meditate, time goes very slowly. There are gaps in my mind chatter, but they never last very long. My busy brain resists the meditation every step of…

Feel calmer in just six seconds.

Stress and anxiety can hit us at the most inconvenient times. But even if you only have six seconds to spare you can implement one of these five techniques and feel calmer.     1. Chew gum.  When we are afraid our bodies move into fight or flight mode and we are flooded with adrenaline, which can…

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Good Things Journal

Most of us have heard of the benefits of writing a Gratitude Journal. If you haven’t, I strongly suggest starting one. You simply write down three things, every day, that you are grateful for. I’ve found it to be the single most important step I have taken to improve my state of mind and to…

Teeny Weeny Steps – Part One

Laura was overwhelmed. Every morning she woke with a sense of panic and exhaustion before the day had even begun. Her to do list was impossibly long and she just didn’t know where to start. This led to indecision, procrastination and failure to move forward in any way in her life. She was accomplishing the…