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

NEW GROUP STARTING IN JULY Do you think of yourself as “Spiritual” vs. “Religious.” Then this group may be for you. This ongoing drop-in group is for anyone. Those on a dedicated path or new seekers looking for their spiritual path. People on a spiritual path lead more healing,...

Stress Less Group | Stress & Anxiety Relief

NEW GROUP STARTING IN JULY This ongoing drop-in group will get together to learn how to relieve stress & anxiety naturally. Tuesdays at 7 pm Starting July 9th Topics for meetings would include: How You React to Stress Stress & Anxiety Relief Techniques Body Scan, Visualizations, and other Guided...

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...

An Easy Way to Start Meditating

Have you always wanted to learn to meditate but find it challenging to do so? What if there was a way you could start to meditate that provided the calm and peace you needed to reduce stress? There is! It’s right here at Meditate Madison! Our weekly guided meditation...

Your Body on Nonstop Stress | Help is Within Your Grasp

In a Yoga Journal article I read recently, the author outlined ideas on stress and the body, including how it affects our energy levels. Most experts agree that the adrenals play a pivotal role in maintaining everyday energy levels. Cortisol is your main stress hormone. In healthy individuals, cortisol...