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The Art of Resting

Yes, there is an art to resting. Resting for most of us only happens when our bodies or our doctors’ tell us we need rest. Even with doctors orders we fidget around, clean the house, or attempt to get out of the hospital bed. I am a huge advocate for movement; however, we all need […]

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Tonglen, Breathe and Release

When we are able to be present with our own suffering we are able to be present for the suffering of others. The basis of this practice is to recognize that suffering exists in all of us. To meet this suffering you must be compassionate and understanding of yourself  and others. This may be used […]

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Dance, Write, and Express Yourself

Movement is good for the spirit. Put on some music and spend a couple minutes celebrating yourself today. Throw your hands up in the air, sway those hips around and dance like there’s no tomorrow. Journal or write letters of appreciation to those you are grateful for. Get out some paints or your child’s crayons […]

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The Act Of Preparing

In the act of preparing for something: work, school, the day, surgery, a new baby, or meditation, there comes a disconnect from the self as you rush about. Take a few minutes or even a minute to sit in one place. Take an easy breath into the stomach, inhaling the breath up through all sides […]

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Cancer, Psychoneuroimmunology and Natural Killer Cells

Tjemsland, Soreide, Matre, and Malt (1997) conducted a prospective study of the psychobiological response in women with operable breast cancer. The findings showed that fatalism and natural killer (NK) cells were positively correlated and intrusive thoughts increased immune cells, meaning that increased fatalistic attitudes prior to surgery increased NK cells and intrusive thoughts increased immunity, […]

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One Minute Meditation, Six Healing Sounds Part 6

Swami Veda has said that it is better to sit for 1  minute of pure awareness than trying to sit for extended periods of time with a wandering mind. Mantak Chai a healing practitioner from Thailand, created the Universal Healing Tao System and promotes the Six Healing Sounds. Today’s practice, part 5 ,  is combining […]

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One Minute Meditation, Six Healing Sounds Part 5

Swami Veda has said that it is better to sit for 1  minute of pure awareness than trying to sit for extended periods of time with a wandering mind. Mantak Chai a healing practitioner from Thailand, created the Universal Healing Tao System and promotes the Six Healing Sounds. Today’s practice, part 5 ,  is combining […]

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One Minute Meditation Six Healing Sounds Part 4

Swami Veda has said that it is better to sit for 1  minute of pure awareness than trying to sit for extended periods of time with a wandering mind. Mantak Chai a healing practitioner from Thailand, created the Universal Healing Tao System and promotes the Six Healing Sounds. Today’s practice, part 4 ,  is combining […]

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One Minute Meditation, Six Healing Sounds Part 3

Swami Veda has said that it is better to sit for 1  minute of pure awareness than trying to sit for extended periods of time with a wandering mind. Mantak Chai a healing practitioner from Thailand, created the Universal Healing Tao System and promotes the Six Healing Sounds. Today’s practice, part 3 ,  is combining […]

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One Minute Meditation Six Healing Sounds Part 2

Swami Veda has said that it is better to sit for 1  minute of pure awareness than trying to sit for extended periods of time with a wandering mind. Mantak Chai a healing practitioner from Thailand, created the Universal Healing Tao System and promotes the Six Healing Sounds. Today’s practice, part 2,  is combining the […]

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