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S2E5: How the Practice of Conscious Rest Improves Your Sleep
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S2E5: How the Practice of Conscious Rest Improves Your Sleep

In this episode, Deb shares the meditative practice of “Conscious Rest.” This is known by several names but they all off the same assistance to those who have insomnia, stress, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain or depression. The practice is simple to learn and easy to practice. It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical...

Body Scan Meditation Benefits Stress
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Body Scan Meditation Benefits Stress

You probably already know what stress feels like. 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...

Chair Yoga – Can It Help You?
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Chair Yoga – Can It Help You?

This is a great article by my friends at Aura Wellness Center in Massachusetts. It presents good information on what Chair Yoga is and what it can do for you. If you are in the Madison area, I am offering a new Mindful Chair Yoga class starting in September 2022. Our first series will be...

No Mud, No Lotus
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No Mud, No Lotus

One of my teachers is Thich Nhat Hanh. I know I have to move through the challenges in life, yet those challenges bring me the gift of inner strength. I find that strength when I meditate on words such has Thich Nhat Hanh’s. I would like to share with you some wisdom from his book,...

March: New Classes On Schedule
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March: New Classes On Schedule

March Classes: See What’s New or Changed on the Schedule!All Times Central (Chicago Time) Mondays 8:30 AM – Applied Mindfulness: Calm Your Anxious Mind – In this month’s series, we will explore meditations that will help you to find calm, care for yourself, and ease your anxiety in any situation. Sharing and questions at the...

6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice
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6 Tips for Starting (or Restarting) a Meditation Practice

Perhaps this new year you made an 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 several factors in starting or restarting a meditation practice: Understand Your “Why” How to Start Small Scheduling Your Meditation Choosing a...

Loss and Grief
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Loss and Grief

Loss. Grief. It arises from different forms. Within the last several days, I had two different forms arrive. Last Friday I found out that my brother in North Carolina passed due to a bout in the hospital with COVID. We were not close as we had been disconnected for some time. Still there is grief...

Illuminated Intentions for the New Year
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Illuminated Intentions for the New Year

In 2021… you’ve been through so much beyond comprehension…another year of COVID and all it entailed… I salute You. It was another tough year for many people but for many spiritual sensitive people, it was a time to rekindle the inner flame of growth. Take a deep breath for a moment and let yourself feel...