Posts tagged meditation

What Is Transcendental Meditation, And What It Is Not

What Is Transcendental Meditation, And What It Is Not

Below is a fascinating video in which Bob Roth explains: • What TM is • What TM is not • What happens during TM • How we know TM really works • TM’s effect on the brain • The natural tendency of the mind • What a mantra is • Where TM came from • […]

My Anxiety Disorder- The Best Worst Thing

My Anxiety Disorder- The Best Worst Thing

When I was in my early twenties, my husband had a heart attack at the age of 34.  I was terrified he would die, and that I would never see him again.   The truth was,  from that day on, I was never going to see myself again.   At least not that version of […]

Mind Over Mountain- Healing Through Mindfulness

Mind Over Mountain- Healing Through Mindfulness

The initial physical therapist provided his unapologetic interpretation of my situation and physical condition, as I lay gasping in pain on the patient table.  His outlook was poor and his news was less than unpopular; he was absolutely positive my current condition may never improve.  I was angry and teary eyed as I ran out […]

Self Care- Filling Myself Up With Sunshine

Self Care- Filling Myself Up With Sunshine

I’ve always enjoyed helping people. All throughout my teenage years, I was the friend that people could count on to listen and “say the right things”. I love being the type of person that people can depend on, but there was one thing I always forgot to do: take care of myself. I got my […]

Mindfulness- Understanding the Formation of Self

Mindfulness- Understanding the Formation of Self

Dedicated to Andrea McGill For those of us with PTSD/CPTSD brain chemicals, survival skills, expectations, grief and core beliefs are the components that form our very view of the world, circumstances around us and our own self-image. These factors are all interwoven and become who we are. For us, this view has become skewed. Like […]

Emptying Silence 2- Mindful Meditation

Emptying Silence 2- Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness is forging a wide road into the treatment of mental health in the United States today. It stems from the Buddhist practice of meditation where one non-judgmentally focuses on the present moment, paying conscious attention to the breath. Forms of meditation are found in most of the world’s religions, often termed “prayer.” The physical […]

Emptying Silence- Mindful Meditation

Emptying Silence- Mindful Meditation

What does meditation want from you? Why should you engage in this “nothingness” that is spoken of? Why should you even try to “empty your head?” What does it exactly mean? For quite some time I wrestled with these questions. I had a deep attraction to yoga and meditation from about the time I was […]

Personal Tips on Meditation

Personal Tips on Meditation

I always find a secluded area of solitude for any meditation session I begin. Now in my personal experiences, accompanying my meditation with music has benefited me quite positively, but a certain kind of music is what I use. Perhaps a premade playlist can be used for the sole purpose of meditation. The right lighting […]

Queen of Coping Tools- Mindfulness

Queen of Coping Tools- Mindfulness

After being diagnosed with anxiety and panic and having it completely take over my life , I was determined to learn everything I could find as possible ways to cope, rewire and rebuild a life I truly believed I deserved to live. Sounds silly but I got into yoga. Not bend like a pretzel yoga […]

Relaxation Exercise for Panic Attacks

Relaxation Exercise for Panic Attacks

During my worst period of anxiety and panic attacks last year, I did not have any support (I wish I had). Now that everything is over, I am able to think about it and write about it. Since I can not put my whole experiences into words, I made a manual guided because I have […]