Meditation VS AntiDepressants: I Can’t Decide So I’ll Do Both!
When you're looking for help with depression, meditation and antidepressants can both help

Meditation VS AntiDepressants: I Can’t Decide So I’ll Do Both!

Many people wonder about how meditation and antidepressants work together? Can you use meditation to replace antidepressants? Can you meditate while on antidepressants? And in a meditation vs antidepressants showdown, which one wins? In an idealistic world we would say that meditation can replace antidepressants. After all, it certainly is possible to successfully use meditation to stop depression. As a meditation teacher I know many people who have been successful in replacing antidepressants with meditation. And those people are relieved to be off of meds and living healthy, happy lives natural. But I also know people who have attempted to…

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MY COVID-19 Isolation Meditation Challenge For You

Looks like now is the perfect time for an isolation-meditation challenge...  Unless you've been living in a silent retreat like Jardeo Leto for the past 12 weeks, you probably know that COVID-19 is spreading, and self-isolation appears to be the key to saving lives. That’s why I’ve created my Isolation Meditation Challenge for you. [READ: Coronavirus And Meditation / Yoga] If you’ve been wondering what to do while self-isolating because of coronavirus, I have an idea for you. Use this time as an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice. It might sound like a crazy time to focus on mindfulness…

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The Science of Deep Breathing – Why It Benefits Us So Much

New research reveals the science of deep breathing and why it benefits us so very much. Meditators are well accustomed to the fact that the way we breathe influences the mind. Proper breathing techniques can relax the mind and offer myriad mental and physical health benefits. But just how does breathing influence your mind? Breathing is the most basic function of the human body. A new-born baby takes its first breath within ten seconds of being born. And we don’t stop breathing until we die. We take more than 23000 breaths per day. And every single one of those breaths…

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How I’m Overcoming Stress And Anxiety At Work

I’ve recently started using some techniques and exercises for overcoming stress and anxiety at work. Things like positivity, meditation, mindfulness and yoga. These exercises have helped me with my part-time retail sales job. And they’ve completely changed my mentality in the workplace. Plus, they have been helping me with a serious problem I’ve ben facing: anxiety and stress. Over the past few months I have been suffering from chronic anxiety and stress. I was previously having panic attacks. And at work I would often feel overwhelmed and stressed. My mental health has been having a big effect on my sales…

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How To Design Your Home For Mental Health

The layout and design of the family home can have a direct affect on the mental health of both yourself and your family. Overcrowding, clutter, poorly chosen décor, and certain pollutants can cause anxiety, depression and stress. But there is good news: you can take charge and re-design your home for mental health. There are serious mental health benefits of a properly designed interior. You can boost your mood, improve your health and wellbeing, and improve family life in general just by making some smart adjustments to your house. In this guide I will show you how to design your…

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The Scientific Reasons Why Meditation Makes You Happy

Have you ever wondered why meditation makes you happy? Essentially, when you use meditation techniques for happiness, you train the mind to stop wandering and to live in the moment. And this makes you happy.  Science proves this.  Let's take a look.  Here's Why Meditation Makes You Happy Meditation makes you happy because it stops "Wandering Mind"  A study conducted by Harvard showed that people spend 46% of the time focusing on something other than what they’re doing. They termed this, “Wandering mind”. Psychologists Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert of Harvard University tell us, “A human mind is…

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9 Best Meditation Techniques For Stress Relief [Scripts, Guided, Exercises]
Sitting meditating by the lake to relax is just one way to stop stress.

9 Best Meditation Techniques For Stress Relief [Scripts, Guided, Exercises]

What are the best meditation techniques for stress relief? In this article you'll find guided meditation scripts for stress, and exercises to do at home. As a meditation teacher, one of the questions many people ask me is this: What are the best meditation techniques for stress relief? Stress is one of the main reasons people start meditating in the first place. We are living in a world where stress is an epidemic [1]. And it is easy to see why. With the pressure at work, [READ: overcoming pressure at work] the amount of financial stress we all face, health…

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10 Crazy Traits Empathetic People Share

It’s a crazy life, being an empath. Just take a look at the list of traits empathetic people share, below. It’s crazy. As an empath myself, I know firsthand how being an empath is sometimes a wonderful dream, and sometimes a terrible nightmare. Take a look at the traits empathetic people share, below, and let me know how many are true of you. If you yourself are an empath, read my article on being an empath without letting it kill you. 10 Traits Empathetic People Share 1: We Heal Ourselves By Healing Others One traits empathetic people share is that…

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20 Cognitive Benefits Of Meditation To Make You Smarter

If you're trying to boost your mind, you really should consider all the cognitive benefits of meditation for your brain.  If, like me, you believe in exercising your brain, then meditation is a must. The more you meditate the stronger your brain will become. It even makes you smarter. For proof, take a look at these cognitive benefits of meditation.  The Best Cognitive Benefits Of Meditation For Intelligence To make the most of the cognitive benefits of meditation, combine it with these Mindul CBT exercises. 1. Meditation helps you make smarter decisions One of the benefits of meditation that is…

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How I Used Meditation For Fear Exposure To Beat My Demons

If we were all honest, we would openly admit that we all have fears in our lives. And those fears stop us from growing as human beings. The good news, however, is this: We can use meditation for fear. We can completely stop our fear by meditating and by doing fear exposure therapy. One of my personal biggest fears was fear of the dentist. It’s a fear I had to face this Saturday just gone, when I had my tooth extracted. I’m humble enough to say that sometimes I am crippled by my fear. There are occasions in my life…

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25 Best Herbs For Meditation To Help You Relax [RANKED]

What are the best herbs for meditation? And how can the herbs of Ayurveda help with inner peace and focus?  In this guide I will share the very best Ayurveda herbs for meditation to help you find that sweet Zen spot. The majority of the herbs listed below come from Ayurveda [read: 9 Ayurveda practices for health] Ayurveda is the oldest of all health systems and comes from India. The word literally translates to “Life science”. Ayurveda teaches that body and mind are connected as one and that they both influence each other. One of the big aspects of Ayurveda…

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Sound Healing Meditation And Instruments – Ultimate Guide

Have you ever tried sound healing meditation techniques? It's a form of meditation that uses specific sound healing instruments to boost health and wellness. As a meditation teacher and lifelong musician, I love meditations that use sound [for instance, meditating on a singing bowl]. I have witnessed firsthand how sound healing instruments can cure people. Yes, these methods truly can heal you. There is even scientific research that shows that you can use sound healing for cancer [1]. Sound meditations are among the best meditations for healing.  But just how exactly do sound healing meditations work, and what are the best…

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5 Positive Thinking Meditations For Positive Thoughts All Day

If you want to start a habit of positive thinking, meditation is an absolute must. You can use meditation for positive thoughts all day long. And it works significantly better than other positive thinking exercises. I’m sure you know what it’s like. You try to think on the bright side all the time, yet you still experience negative and painful thoughts. [Here are some ways to stop negative thoughts] The good news is this: The more you practice positive thinking exercises, the more your mind will produce optimistic and happy thoughts, and the less you will experience negative thoughts. There…

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Amazing Benefits Of CBD For Meditation And Yoga

There are amazing benefits of using CBD for meditation and yoga. If you've been considering using CBD before yoga or meditation, you will definitely be interested to hear about these effects. Now that hemp-derived products have been made legal around the country, many people are starting to combine yoga, CBD and meditation for a powerful anti-anxiety, anti-stress solution [and if that interests you, you will probably want to read my guide to stopping anxiety with meditation]. In this guide I will show you the benefits of CBD for yoga and meditation, and how you can go about combining the three…

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The 7 Ways How To Cope With Depression In A Marriage

If your relationship has been difficult recently and emotions are a problem, you will probably want to know how to cope with depression in a marriage.   Feeling sad, depressed, and unmotivated are not uncommon feelings. And you can stop most of these issues by using just a few techniques. For instance, try using meditation for depression.  Negative emotions like these are perfectly natural reactions to life's challenging moments. But when these feelings become overwhelming or constant it could be a sign of clinical depression . Symptoms of depression include: Fatigue Restlessness Insomnia or oversleeping Feelings of self-loathing or worthlessness Change…

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Research Shows You Can Actually Heal People With Your Compassion

As spiritual people we want to heal the world. We want to heal other people. And we want to do it in compassionate ways. And now, new research shows that we can heal other people by being compassionate towards them. In their new book, Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarell [a team of physician scientists] state that compassion is the key to healing. The book is called Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference. The book provides some seriously impressive evidence proving what you and I, and people like us, have believed for years: compassion heals people. As…

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How To Explore Your Mind [TUTORIAL]

If you want to see the inner truth of your own being, you need to know how to explore your mind.  The best way to explore your mind is with meditation.  And at first, that might sound a little backwards.... Years ago, when I was a wide-eyed philosophy student, there was a conversation after class about meditation. Many of the students there were still reeling from the day’s lecture in Philosophy of the Mind. One student was questioning if meditation had any value to him. He claimed that meditation was merely “clearing the mind,” or “thinking about nothing”. And this…

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I Tried Thought Stopping Exercises And The Results Shocked Me

Have you been considering using thought stopping exercises to quieten your mind? It might seem like a good idea to stop negative thoughts, especially if you’ve been suffering from stress and anxiety. Thought stopping seems like a good choice because you no longer want to experience thoughts that cause you pain. Yes, there are some powerful techniques for stopping negative thoughts. But what is better than stopping negative thoughts is simply changing negative thoughts to more positive ones. Let me show you why thought stopping exercises are a bad idea. And I will show you what to do instead. Thought…

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How To Hear Your Inner Guidance Everyday

When you know how to hear your inner guidance, you will tap into your innate inner wisdom.  Have you ever thought about how cool it would be just KNOW what todo in a situation? Perhaps you have a certain thought regularly, or you seem to find yourself constantly facing challenges or obstacles. You simply wish there was an easier way to make the most positive decision that would lead to the best outcome. Today I’m going to show you just how to hear your inner guidance. so you can find the path to living an enlightened life, a life in…

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How Beliefs Affect Your Life, Changing Your Perception Of Reality

How do beliefs affect our lives? You might be surprised to hear that your beliefs affect your life in every way. Because from the time you are born, beliefs shape your perception of the world. And your perception is your reality. That is why it is of the utmost importance  we notice our own beliefs and get to know their content, so that we may consciously understand how they affect our reality. It is only when we become aware of our beliefs that we are able to change them. Each one of our beliefs affects our perception like  a lens…

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