Meditation is defined as the act of engaging "in mental exercise (such as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of awareness." And, it is one of the most beneficial (and free) tools to help you create positive change in your life. I know, that sounds like a lofty goal, but look at the evidence from the Mayo Clinic alone:
We're just days away from the start of a new year! While this may mean lots of food, travel, and time with friends and family for many, it can also be the perfect time to reflect upon the current year and prepare for the following.
Here are some of my favorite ways to reflect, set intentions, and establish my goals:
While the holidays are a special time of the year for many, it can also be the most stressful. Between shopping, wrapping, saving money, seeing friends, making plans with family, and so much more, balancing (or blending) it all can be hard. But, with American stress levels already at an all-time high, it’s essential that we are keenly aware of how we deal with everything that is thrown at us over next 40 or so days.
Here are some of my personal favorite ways to manage the stress that comes along with the holidays...