meditation

Mindfulness: 10 Reasons Why It’s Great for Mind and Body

If there was a simple way to improve your mind and body, would you do it? The good news is that there is a simple way! — It’s called mindfulness. Although it has taken the internet by storm, the practice of mindfulness has been around for centuries. What it all boils down to is living…

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Rebirth After Birth Workshop Info

Just announced! Our new workshop, Rebirth After Birth Workshop, will be held in the Spring 2014 with Pediatric Sleep Consultant Brooke Nalle! Dates: 4 Sundays – March 23-April 13th, 2014 from 2-4pm. Cost: $150 with limited sliding scale available. Early sign up rate before March 1, $120. Email rebirthafterbirth@gmail.com for more information or call Melissa at…

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Conscious Breathing – a quote by Eckhart Tolle

Conscious breathing, which is a powerful meditation in its own right, will gradually put you in touch with the body…As soon as your habitual state changes from being out of the body and trapped in your mind, to being in the body and present in the Now, your physical body will feel lighter, clearer, more…

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Conscious New Years Eve

A few years ago, I took part in a New Years Eve celebration at a wonderful retreat place in California called Spirit Rock. The evening was comprised of dancing, meditation, stories, and intention. As we rung in the New Year, not with champagne in hand, but silently still on our mediation cushions, I felt the…

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Mindful Holidays

The holiday season can leave us feeling totally exhausted, run down, or even financially strapped. We can find ourselves tapped out, run down, and exhausted. It’s ironic that this time of year, the weather begs us to stay inside and quiet down, and yet we find ourselves constantly out and about. We trudge through the…

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Falling Into Letting Go

Sometimes we find ourselves tightly wound to our beliefs, remembering who hurt us, who we are angry with, and who disappointed us. We hold grudges, cling onto resentments, and feel tightly wound and bound to our opinions and perspectives. It’s as if the needle is stuck in a record groove. From this place, we often…

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We’ll See…

“We’ll see” was often a phrase that we heard growing up that would send us away rolling our eyes and knowing that the answer was probably a no. As I have been working with my meditation practice, I notice this phrase has more value than I seemed to realize. Instead of grasping and attaching to…

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Longing…

Longing, defined as a strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant. Longing can show up in many forms: Longing to be somewhere else, to be with someone else, to be someone else or even perhaps to feel something else. Longing can remove us from the present moment, wishing we were somewhere…

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