how do you meditate?

I’ve noticed some people are very rigid not just in their practice of meditation, but in their definition of meditation.

Truthfully, It means something different to everyone. It’s not important that you do it a certain way. It’s just important that you do it. Why? Well, because science says so. There are studies that prove mediation can improve your focus, lower your blood pressure and even alter your genes. Who doesn’t want that?

The goal is to think of nothing, give your mind rest, and truly, if for only 20 minutes a day, be in the present. Whatever gives you that rest and clears the noise in your head, do more of it!

I have friends that paint their nails, hold a plank, dance, or sing as their meditation. Although I prefer the standard 20 minutes of sit-in-silence-and-think-of-nothing-technique, I’ll try just about anything.

How do you meditate?

sundays are for shout outs

One of the things I love most about having started a blog is how much time I spend reading other people’s blogs. There are so many different perspectives out there and hearing what others are up to is a big inspiration to keep doing what I’m doing.

Sunday seemed like a good day to shout a couple of these people out.

  • Jason Silva – He’s a young, modern philosopher, filmmaker, and total babe. I get that I am late to the party on this one but Marie Forleo interviewed Jason this week on Marie TV and I couldn’t be more grateful for the introduction. He refers to himself as an “epiphany addict;” an experience that that I couldn’t find the words for until now. I recommend starting with this quick 3 minute video that Marie featured on her website.
  • The Daily Post – “From the friendly editors at WordPress.com” It is a never ending resource for anyone new to blogging or looking to freshen things up & expand your reach. Thanks for the help, guys! 

What are you totally digging this week?

Let me know who I should check out in the comments!