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...

The Best Type of Yoga for Feeling Burned Out

by Lisa Haney as posted on Oprah.com as “This is the Best Type of Yoga to Do When You Feel Totally Burned Out | The joy and benefits of restorative yoga.” Comment by Deb Phelps, Owner of Meditate Madison: I agree with the author in this piece that it...

The Sacred Space Gathering | For Women

Sharing Our Inner Light Starts in January 2020 The Sacred Space Gathering invites you to step into the expansive of your heart and nurture your practice of taking care of yourself. It’s about devoting time— on a consistent basis — to explore practical tools and nourishing concepts that can support a life that feels aligned and deeply nurturing to...

Holiday Peace | Free Meditation for Stress Relief

The holidays can be a stressful and busy time of year. During this time, you can use meditation as a key tool to help you to create a healthier and more balanced life. And for good reason; it works. Science shows that combining meditation with exercise can decrease depression,...

What is Sound Energy Healing Therapy?

Sound energy healing therapy uses aspects of music to improve your physical and emotional health and well-being. There are different types of sound therapy, including vibrational sound therapy, which uses special sounds that produce vibrations thought to improve brain waves. If you listen or sing along to music, then...

Recognize When You Slip Out of Balance

Make a commitment – This is the best place to start. Make a commitment to yourself that you will make time and practice listening to your inner process as well as to how you relate to others. Cultivate a way of listening and hearing that is kind and generous...

Finding Refuge from an Overwhelming World

In an article in the latest issue of Yoga Journal, Judith Hanson Lasater shares how you can take a refuge from the busyness and stress. As she says, “(refuge) is not about running away, but rather it is about deciding what you want to move toward. Refuge is not...

Life Challenges and Meditation

In life we have letdowns and challenges, but as we turn within to our Inner Source, we can experience a new perspective so that we attract new experiences that are in resonance with our path. I was experiencing a challenge myself today and I halted in the midst of...