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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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Peaceful Weight Loss & Wellness Drop-in Groups

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. The past. You can change your life now with simple shifts that rewire your recurring negative self-talk that impedes your confidence. Together in this group, we can change our thinking around food, body, wellness, and weight loss–and how we deal with stress. It doesn’t matter if you need to lose weight...

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August’s Theme: What’s Your Theme?

August’s Theme: What’s Your Theme?

As you think so shall you become” is not a cliché—it’s the fundamental truth. Your dominant thoughts are responsible for all that happens to you. ~David Bardsley Our theme for August is “What’s Your Theme?” That is, “What do you keep telling yourself?” or “What do you keep reinforcing?” In meditation terms, it is your mantra. A mantra is a phrase or statement that is repeated frequently to be reinforced or concentrated so it becomes your reality. What do you find you repeat the most in your mind? “I am stressed…anxious…too busy…I’ll never…I can’t…” Time to change those thoughts! You...

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Awareness, Truth, and Love

Awareness, Truth, and Love

I, like many of you, watched in horror at the surreal insurrection at our nation’s Capitol yesterday. My emotions certainly ran the gamut of shock, anger, pain, and sadness. The words “unprecedented” and “never in our history” and “unseen in our modern history” resounded over and over. The stress and fear of the day and what might come certainly played over and over on the news and I could feel myself being swept away with the events of the day and any emotions that surface.   As this was occurring, I was grateful that I was registered to attend Tara Brach’s Meditation and...

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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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