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July’s Theme: Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. ~B.K.S. Iyengar Our theme for July is “Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit” All too often we forget to take care of ourselves. We are caught up in work, family, chores, and so much more each day....

50. Where Happiness Lives Meditation

In this episode, this meditation assists you to move from the foreground (what dominates your attention) to the background (everything else). For meditation instruction and support, see our website – www.meditatewithdeb.com or www.meditationsteppingstones.com and our studio, Meditate Madison, www.meditatemadison.com

My Journey on Retreat

As some of you know I was away on retreat this past week. Some of the days were spent in driving to Colorado and returning home to Wisconsin. The retreat was held at the Shambhala Mountain Center at 8000 ft in the Rocky Mountains. The scenery was breathtaking. I...

Spiritual Awareness & Growth Group Sessions

These ongoing drop-in group sessions will help you to connect in meaningful conversation with others on the spiritual path. Attend the sessions of interest to you. If you miss one, it will most likely be repeated in the future. The sessions are open to anyone who is interested. Meditation:...

Stress Less Group Sessions for Stress & Anxiety Relief

These ongoing drop-in group sessions will help you to learn how to relieve stress & anxiety naturally. Attend the sessions of interest to you. If you miss one, it will most likely be repeated in the future. The sessions are open to anyone who is interested. Tuesdays at 7...

June’s Theme: Relax and Renew

Our theme for June is “Relax and Renew” In an age of speed, I began to think nothing could be more exhilarating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent...

5 Reasons Why You Need to Learn How to Relax

Stress is everywhere. We are constantly under pressure by our work, our family, society, the news, and our own thinking. We feel overwhelmed with life. These days there is too much information input, in fact, we are on information overload. We have screens everywhere around us from our smartphones...

Peaceful Weight Loss & Wellness Drop-in Groups

Are you fed up with the frustration of dieting or what is considered wellness in our society? Maybe you experience stress eating, retail therapy, or binge watching TV shows to relieve how you feel? Have you said to yourself, “There must be another way”? Past experiences are just that....

May’s Theme | Mindfulness

Our theme for May is “Mindfulness.” The clinical definition of Mindfulness is “paying attention to something, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2003 In April, we focused on stress and anxiety. Did you know that Mindfulness can assist you with dealing...

Detach Yourself from Negativity

Negativity from others, the news, and our own minds can have a stressful impact. Melissa Alvarez in her book 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency shares some simple tools that will help to increase calm and balance into your life and to get away from the negativity. Negativity can...

What I Learned to De-Stress & Relax Myself and You Can Too

I remember the nights of little sleep as I awoke with a pounding heart, the hyper-sensitivity of being on guard to ensure self-protection, the stress and anxiety of dealing with family, work, kids and life in general, the negative self-talk that resounded in my head, the depression and low...