Why I Started Mindfulness Meditation and How It's Working for Me

Why did I start a mindfulness practice? Why does anyone start a new path? Usually there is something in our inner being calling us to make a change. We can either resist that calling or embrace it. I felt a desperate need to make a change. I wanted to be fully in touch with my own life. So I finally let go and opened my arms....more

I Saw a Deep Sparkle | Sharing your Mindfulness Practice

I started meditating in January and felt the positive effects almost immediately. The moment I knew it was working was in my youngest daughter's room. I was watching her laugh and I saw a deep sparkle in her eye that I had never noticed before. I knew in that moment I was truly present. It brought tears to my eyes....more

Sanity-Saving Strategies For Overwhelmed Moms

As a mom (and maybe as a human being), I feel overwhelmed. And not only am I an overwhelmed mom, I feel like I shouldn’t feel that way—I only have one kid, I work from home, I don’t have to worry about our basic needs being met—which only makes things worse because I become more overwhelmed that something is wrong with me for feeling overwhelmed in the first place. It’s a vicious cycle perpetuated by mommy guilt, a culture of busy, self-doubt, and the weight of family, social, and/or work obligations. I know I’m not the only overwhelmed mom out there. ...more
lessoninprogress I totally agree. If I can get up and have an hour to myself, I am soooo much ...more

Still not convinced just how much meditation can change your brain? Check THIS out!

I seriously need to keep attempting to meditate. I am awful at it. I have a hard time quieting my brain. It seems like every time I read a story about meditation and the brain that the evidence just gets more and more compelling that it's an incredible way to fight cognitive decline! (My other 3 best approaches based on my brain-related research are exercise, one-on-one brain training and fish oil. I also try to play Scrabble several times a week, which can't hurt!)But back to meditation. ...more

Living in the Moment, One Bite at a Time

I have been trying to live in the moment, if you’ll forgive the cliché. I’ve been attempting to be more mindful for some time now. I’m getting better at it, but it is (ironically) slow going. I’ve focused on two things recently that have had an interesting impact: eating and meditation....more

5 Easy Ways to Start Meditating

You've heard all about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, from reducing stress, anxiety, and pain to making us happier and smarter to warding off sickness. You've probably added it to your lengthy to-do list as something to try. In fact, one of your New Year's resolutions may even be to begin a daily meditation practice. After all, we all could benefit from a little bit more zen in our lives. But how do you meditate? ...more
GoodHealthGirl I've tried numerous times and I think that I tried to do too much all at once. ...more

Hard to Keep Up a Meditation Practice? Try This.

 “Prayer is when you talk to God.  Meditation is when you are listening.” - Anonymous ...more

Happiness in Two Minutes: It's Easier Than You Think

While I believe in a purposeful approach to happiness, I do not believe in gimmicks or fads. So when I ran across this article in the Huffington Post titled "How a 2-Minute Exercise Can Redirect Your Brain Toward Happiness," I was a bit skeptical....more

December 1st, NaBloPoMo

http://sanderellascrochet.com/nablopomo-joy-and-my-higher-self/ ...more