Tag: meditation

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Wellness Wednesday: “You Time”

Hello from Southern Florida! ☀ It’s been a minute since I’ve blogged, but I’m on vacation and have been doing my best to disconnect as much as I can while I’m here with my family. However, I wanted to post quickly on here to encourage you to find time for yourself today. Whether it’s five minutes of sitting in distraction-free silence or an hour … Read More Wellness Wednesday: “You Time”

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Fourteen

Last day of the challenge and I can’t believe it’s over! So now that the challenge is coming to an end, how do we keep our practice going? A few things to keep in mind as you embark on your own meditation journey: “No two meditations will be the same.” There may be some days where you experience a very deep session and others … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Fourteen

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Thirteen

“The way that we gauge success in meditation is not the same that we engage progress. The basic difference is that success is based on what happens inside of the meditation and progress is based on what happens outside of the meditation. In other words, you’re going to look at your life to see how well the meditation is going. Some of the known … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Thirteen

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Twelve

Day 12 of our challenge…am I doing this right? In our session today, we’re looking at how to measure success in our meditation practice and here is how Light Watkins explains that we gauge success: Getting Lost in our Thoughts What’s the best kind of thought to get lost in while you’re meditating? Any kind of thought.  At the end of the day, it … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Twelve

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Eleven

“Meditation has the ability to release stress in the form of memory, emotions, sensations or feelings. This means that in the meditation, you may feel as though you are re-experiencing past trauma, which is why it’s very important to treat all of the thoughts, sensations and feelings in an indifferent manner; ‘I don’t know and I don’t care.’” Stress release during meditation is a … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Eleven

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Ten

TL;DR: anything that happens in our meditation that is out of our control, we are going to work on responding to it with: “I don’t know and I don’t care.” Life isn’t perfect and neither is our meditation practice and sometimes, we experience issues during our practice that are less than ideal.  You know, things like interruptions, expectations, dark / heavy thoughts or falling … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Ten

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Nine

It’s day nine of our meditation challenge and we’re exploring the best times and places to practice meditation. Timing: Ideally, we should start and end our day with a meditation session: one in the morning that occurs not long after we wake up and another in the evening before going to bed. If that’s not realistic for you, think about having a session in … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Nine

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Eight

We’re tackling intentions on day eight of our meditation challenge. “An intention is a thought, an aim, a vision or a plan for a certain activity or person, or, a new direction in life. People have been setting intentions for as long as they’ve been meditating – intentions and meditation go hand-in-hand.” Light Watkins While it’s tempting to set an intention for our meditation … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Eight

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Seven

Mantra (noun): “Mind vehicle.” A transportation device that will transport your mind away from the busy surface level of consciousness. Today is all about mantras for day seven of our meditation challenge, and Light instructed us to close our eyes and come up with a word that feels soothing to us.  Mine: “I’m here.” The goal behind today’s session during the meditation practice was … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Seven

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Six

Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Breathing. It’s so simple, right? So simple, in fact, that we don’t even have to consciously think about it in order for it to happen, our body just does it.  Isn’t the human body a wonderful thing? Breathing is a huge part of meditation and is what our session was about on day six. While the first instinct may be … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Six

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Five

“I don’t know and I don’t care.” “I don’t know and I don’t care.” “I don’t know and I don’t care.” “I don’t know and I don’t care.” “I don’t know and I don’t care.” “I don’t know and I don’t care.” The “I don’t know and I don’t care” attitude is the attitude to have during meditation. Why? According to Light in today’s … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Five

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MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Four

 What’s on my to-do list this morning? Did I send that email? Don’t forget to sign up for tomorrow’s yoga class after this. Did I shut the garage door? I need to find a recipe for dinner tonight. How long have I been sitting here? The first three days of this challenge, we briefly touched on the fact that it’s very common and normal … Read More MBG Meditation Challenge: Day Four