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Take Three Deep Breaths

Last year I accidentally hired a meditation coach. Seriously…. I went looking for a business coach who could help me with a specific business challenge I was experiencing and wound up engaging someone who teaches meditation.
Here’s how it happened. I combed the Internet until I found one with the background I was looking for…

Prayer Beads

My daily meditation practice involves a 30-40 minute meditation every morning and for the longest time, I have used a timer on my iPhone to make sure that I sat still for the desired time. I like to keep my eyes closed during meditation, so checking my watch is problematic and, up until recently, I…

The Science and Benefits of Meditation

Read a great article in the New York Times this morning about the scientific benefits of meditation. I can tell you from personal experience meditating every single morning for nearly 19 months now that meditating will bring calmness, clarity and energy to your life. Now it looks like there is scientific evidence that meditation is…

Greatest Lessons Learned in 2010

Life lessons learned in 2010 - life by design

2010 – What a great year! One the eve of the new year and having just finishing my goals for 2011 (will post on this shortly) I thought I would share some of my biggest lessons from this past year.
Everything good starts with meditation – There were a lot of great days this year…

Why? Because it feels good.

Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me why I am so committed to my exercise, diet and daily routines. Often they want to discover the science that could possibly justify what seems like such a huge sacrifice and ordeal.
My logical and dominant left brain always quickly responds that my rituals…

365 Days of Meditation | My Experiences Meditating Every Day for One Year

zen meditation

Something in me clicked about a year ago (actually just over 13 months ago) and I decided I wanted to meditate every morning, seven days a week. At the time I couldn’t sit still for more than a few moments, so meditating for 5 or 6 minutes was about the most I could do, but…

Three Great iPhone Apps for Meditation

The iPhone is infinitely useful and there are a few apps that play a big part in my morning meditation practice.
Here are three I use most often and how I use them.
Meditator – Meditation Timer by Simple Touch Software. – This app is my mainstay. It lets me set a chime to ring at timed…

Meditating Won’t Pedal Your Bicycle

When life or business becomes overwhelming or when dreams seem unreachable, a lot of people turn to meditation as a way to take themselves someplace else. When this doesn’t happen, they are often disappointed, give up and miss what meditation is really all about.
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Falling Asleep During Meditation

Friends who know that I meditate very early in the morning sometimes ask me why I don’t fall asleep during meditations.
While it is true that meditation is very relaxing for the mind an body, it is only half true that we are completely relaxed. There is a subtle, but important difference between being relaxed…

Music and Sounds for Meditation

People tell me they experience two challenges when trying to meditate regularly. One is finding the time and the second is quieting the mind. The latter challenge can be frustrating and people tell me that their place of meditation has distracting sounds in the background which make it difficult to focus on the inner self….