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“There’s a way in which fear can be one of two things—the great divider or the great gatherer.” ~ Sonia Renee Taylor There has been lots of chaos of late, and what is that stress doing to us? So this week, let’s take it down a notch and learn...

Meditate Madison Suspending Programs

As you might have heard announced today, there are more COVID-19 cases in the Madison area now, plus Gov. Evers has closed all schools. After much thought and meditation with my Inner Guide, and in keeping your health, wellness and well-being in mind during this COVID-19 outbreak, Meditate Madison...

Serving My Students & Clients During The Coronavirus Outbreak

As I talked about in my recent message titled “Remain Calm,” we can do what we need to do yet we can allow our mind-body-spirit personal practices support and nourish us regardless of changing circumstances. These practices would benefit us most by making them forefront in our lives. I...

Remain Calm

Given the recent worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, we can remain calm and focused on resilience and well-being. During this challenging time, let’s appreciate the need for support and practices such as the mind-body-spirit sessions offered at Meditate Madison. Even though the risk in the Madison area remains low, you can...

Meditation as Mental Insurance 

By the practice of meditation consistently, we place in our mental insurance bank account a hefty sum each time we sit down to practice. Certainly, the more we practice, the more we place in the “fund.” You see, by this consistent practice, you cause an accumulative effect. As you become accustomed to recognizing peace and dealing with...

Rest & Restore: A Tool for Stress Management

Stress finds us on varying levels. We don’t have to look for it; it finds us. Whereas “rest” is something we must invite into our lives. We, as a society, must initiate rest. We often hear the term “stress,” often in phrases such as, “I’m so stressed out,” “I...

The RAIN of Self-Compassion

If you attend events or work with me privately at Meditate Madison, then you know my mantra is “self-care and self-compassion.” These two ideas I speak of frequently regarding how we treat ourselves. Tara Brach, one of the foremost Mindfulness teachers has just come out with her book Radical...

Experiences You’ll Have as You Practice Meditation

This is a follow-up to my post on Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice. When you start meditating, you don’t know what to expect or what could happen. You may ask yourself, “Am I doing this right?” or “Is this what it is supposed to feel like?” Your brain...

Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice

Perhaps this new year you made a resolution or intention to start or restart a meditation practice. Kudos to you for taking a step toward less stress and more calm! In this post, we’ll look at the Why, How to Start Small, Scheduling Your Meditation, Choosing a Method and...