The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation

The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation

There is a lot of speculation as to the difference between Mindfulness and Meditation. Let’s discuss the differences before we begin our discussion surrounding Mindfulness. Both Mindfulness and Meditation allow you to accomplish three goals: Inner Peace and Calm Self-Awareness Compassion for Self and Others Contrary to popular belief of late, both Mindfulness and Meditation can be spiritually life-changing practices when you incorporate them into your everyday life. When you practice Mindfulness, you become fully aware of everything in the present moment. You become Mindful of your consciousness without trying to judge it or change it. By doing this, you...

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The Journey to Wholeness and Well-Being

The Journey to Wholeness and Well-Being

Last week I had some challenges with pain because of our week of rain. It provided the opportunity to recall again why I rebranded my office studio to the name Peaceful Wellness. This returns to my belief that if I can be at peace within, no matter the experience I may have, then it does bring me well-being. Thankfully, this week has been entirely different. Even though last week my pain levels were high and my body was not doing what I wanted it to do, and certainly I did take this further in as “Oh, my body doesn’t look...

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Beginner’s Mind with Deb Phelps

Beginner’s Mind with Deb Phelps

I had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend Laura Bender for her new podcast, “Bend So You Won’t Break.” Here’s Laura description of our session together below and her website is https://www.lbyogi.net/. Episode 2 – Deb Phelps – ‘Beginners Mind’ I became acquainted with Deb through my 300 Hr training I did through My Vinyasa Practice earlier this year, as she was assigned as my Peer Support Representative. I remember a couple emails that we exchanged and it was like she was inside my mind! She understood where I was at due to the pandemic and with...

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Forms of Mindfulness & Meditation Practice

Forms of Mindfulness & Meditation Practice

Just as with other new endeavors you start in your life, mindfulness and meditation takes practice.  If you want to experience acceptance and awareness of your thoughts, you need to cultivate it with repeated practice. If you are running a marathon you don’t start by running the entire 26.5 miles (or whatever the length of the race) without starting out slowly by building stamina, frame of mind, etc.  No matter what you start, you will almost never start at the highest levels of stamina. So too with Mindfulness. We need to cultivate mindfulness in order to fully integrate it into...

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3 Tips to Make Your Meditation Practice Fruitful

3 Tips to Make Your Meditation Practice Fruitful

As you start your meditation practice or wish to enhance your practice, here are some tips that can assist and benefit your continued practice. Designated Space Even though one can practice anywhere, including a busy airport. At home, it is nice to have a corner or room set up just for your meditation time. This area becomes a physical and mental cue for you to come to the quiet. Make this area special to you. Create an altar if you like with candles and other objects that you mind meaningful to you on your own quest for peace in your life....

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National Relaxation Day

National Relaxation Day

National Relaxation Day on August 15th encourages us to slow down and unwind. It’s a day to focus on taking care of ourselves and take a moment to relax. National Relaxation Day is an important day as we all need a break from the fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles we live. Taking time to recuperate and rejuvenate our tired minds and bodies may help prevent many health risks, too. Like the founder of this day suggested, too much work can make us sick, run-down, tired and that’s just wrong. Need up in learning how to relax, I can help! See...

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Listen to My Interview on OMM for ALL Podcast

Listen to My Interview on OMM for ALL Podcast

Recently, I was interviewed by host, Melissa McConaghy for her OMM for ALL Podcast. We sat down for a nice chat on yoga, meditation and life. Be sure to take a listen below to my interview and be sure to check out her other inspiring guests too! Peaceful Wellness with Deb Deb is a Wisconsin based yogi that uses her peaceful powers for good! She is an accomplished yoga teacher offering aromatherapy, mediation and mindfulness, sound baths and sound energy healing, as well as  transformational coaching. She‘s a treat to chat with and a pleasure to know! The Socials peacefulwellness.org...

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Why Peaceful Wellness is Vital

Why Peaceful Wellness is Vital

As we walk our daily journey, we can be easily influenced by social media, advertisements, and the voices in the back our mind from long ago. Those voices that denigrate, criticize, belittle us as well as compare us to others. I know I certainly heard those voices both outwardly and inwardly. Yet, there is our Pure Essence that tells us that we are a Divine being having a human experience. When I look back on my own life, I can see the times and situations I thought less than what I was called to be. less than who I was...

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Love Yourself Anyway

Love Yourself Anyway

This is a loose transcript of the video below– I wanted to share it a little bit with you about how important it is to learn to love ourselves. I just finished up a meditation with a corporate client that I have on Thursday mornings. I have been doing this since May, and today we used loving kindness as our practice. If you are not familiar with loving kindness, it’s where we offer love to ourselves and we offer love to other people. We love a neutral person, all beings, and it is really important that we do that because...

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Tibetan Bowls with Deb

Tibetan Bowls with Deb

Watch this video for a new addition to my collection of singing bowls. More Tibetan Bowls! These ones are specifically tuned to the Chakras just like my Crystal Singing Bowls. I have quite the collection. I think this makes 24 singing bowls in all, plus a crystal pyramid, chimes, tingshas, and kalimba. I would love to add a gong and drums in the future. This doesn’t count my standard instruments of guitars and keyboard. Sound Energy Healing works! Ask me about a session with the singing bowls or guided meditations to help you relax.

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