A Little On Transcendental Meditation

We use a lot of words incorrectly. We use peruse to say that we browsed something and ironic as if it were coincidental. The most misused word is the arena of relaxation is meditation. Meditation is a mental practice that is used for the sole purpose of opening the mind and finding a peaceful consciousness. However, the Western World uses the term to suggest that it is a means by which to contemplate on a subject or term. We say things like, ‘I need to meditate on that’ when we really mean think about it.

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Do You Have A Good Attitude?

Several things contribute to our mental state. How we feel physically has a lot to do with how we feel emotionally and vice versa. How we react to the ups and downs of life are dependent on many factors as well. Many people believe that anxiety and the ability to relax is dependent on status. In other words, a wealthy individual will experience less stress than someone who does not have money. We believe that the ‘haves’ have it all. In reality, this is not true. Anxiety affects individuals regardless of their bottom line. If there is one silver bullet for those who suffer from anxiety problems, it would be attitude.

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MC Yogi and Elephant Power

No one has said that being mindful is boring.

I have been chanting for 6+ years. I started with ‘Mountain Hare Krishna’ sung by Krishna Das and Sting. The way they weaved ‘Amazing Grace’ into a familiar chant was and is still very beautiful. I would sing this every morning along with doing my mantra with my mala beads and then read one of the sacred texts (Ramayana, Upanishads).

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Mindfulness and The Four Agreements

We are often asked if there is anything to read, other than CoupleDumb, that can help change your way of being and introduce mindfulness in a concrete manner. The only book that fits that bill is ‘The Four Agreements’. We have mentioned the ‘Four Agreements’ several times on CoupleDumb and it never fails how often we use them in real life. Don Miguel Ruiz brings ancient Toltec wisdom to a modern world and provides very practical ways to stay mindful.

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Mindfulness and The Power Of Intention

The practice of being mindful takes just that, PRACTICE. Many people start to get disheartened when they feel the world creeping back into their peaceful states. The problem with trying to practice mindfulness as if they were gurus on a mountaintop is that gurus rarely need to take the kids to karate class or come up with dinner for 5 in 20 minutes. Mindfulness is a space, not an exercise. Mindfulness is a way of being, not an adjunct to your pilates/yoga class. You can do it anywhere at any time.

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Mindfulness

The world is a crazy place filled with distractions, annoyances, illusions, irritations and more drama than a Spanish Novela. We get caught up in the insanity only to find ourselves lost in the miasma. We try with all our might to reduce the amount of toxicity in our lives by limiting our contact with unhealthy individuals but when you share genetics with them it seems almost impossible to do. We are dedicating March to a practice that will eliminate much of the wasted thoughts and overworked emotions caused by living in an extreme environment. Mindfulness!

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Mental Health Routine to Shut Up that Inner Nazi for Good

Occasionally, our inner Nazi goes on a jag and won’t shut up. We have all experienced racing thoughts. We have all experienced sleepless nights where our inner Nazi shows off and creates mountains out of mole hills, plays worst case scenario to the extreme and in all the imagined horror, you end up penniless, loveless and even limbless. Our inner Nazi is not our friend. It is the resting place of all our insecurities, neuroses and negativities. There is no place for our Inner Nazi when we choose to live a life free of anxiety. By creating a mental health exercise routine, you will find that you feel happier, healthier and more confident.

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