Why I’m Now Using “Negative Emotions” To My Advantage 

When I started meditating around twenty years ago, I did it, like many people, to promote positive emotions like calmness and confidence, and to reduce so-called “negative emotions” like anger and sadness.  I thought, as most people do, that emotions are either positive (like happiness) or negative (like worry). And I used my meditation practice… Continue reading Why I’m Now Using “Negative Emotions” To My Advantage 

Meditation in Pop Culture – This List Made Me Smile 

I was first introduced to meditation via pop culture. Specifically, I was a ten year old playing the arcade game Street Fighter 2 when I read a quote from a character called Dhalsim. The quote read, “I will meditate and then destroy you.” And yes, that is a stupidly assbackwards quote. It totally misrepresented what… Continue reading Meditation in Pop Culture – This List Made Me Smile 

Meditation App Usage Drops Massively For Good Reason

The number of people using meditation apps has dropped significantly over the last year, and for a very good reason.  If you go back two years to 2020, you’ll see meditation apps taking the world by storm. The pandemic and isolation heavily increased stress rates, and everyone wanted an affordable solution. Meditation apps promised an… Continue reading Meditation App Usage Drops Massively For Good Reason

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LKM Meditation Reduces Knowledge Hiding In Organizations [Research]

Recent research shows that Loving Kindness Meditation reduces knowledge hiding in organizations and improves employee knowledge sharing.  What Is Knowledge Hiding In Organizations?  Knowledge Hiding is the deliberate attempt of members in an organization to conceal information that has been requested by another member of the organization. There are many causes of Knowledge Hiding: Attempting to… Continue reading LKM Meditation Reduces Knowledge Hiding In Organizations [Research]

The ONLY Problem With Mindfulness And Meditation

If you’ve been reading the news lately you might have noticed some people reporting problems with mindfulness meditation. As a meditation teacher, I must say that there are indeed some problems with meditation. However, the vast majority of these issues occur because people do not meditate properly and do not understand the true nature of… Continue reading The ONLY Problem With Mindfulness And Meditation

Study Recommends Metta Meditation For Guilt 

Researchers at the University of Washington suggest that when it comes to guilt, meditation could be the answer.   Everyone experiences guilt, that feeling of having done something wrong, which often comes with a dose of shame, anger, and regret [Read: Meditation for Regret].  Even if you have the purest soul, you’ve probably committed at… Continue reading Study Recommends Metta Meditation For Guilt 

Why Private Meditation Lessons Are In Vogue Now

The latest trend in health is the rise of private online meditation lessons. The last few years have been a truly fascinating time for meditators. If you look back just ten years you’ll find that meditation used to be an alternative practice. Not many people in the west practiced meditation. And meditation was mostly regarded… Continue reading Why Private Meditation Lessons Are In Vogue Now

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4 Ways Meditation Can Help You Cope with Bereavement & Loss

There are many ways in which meditation can help with bereavement and loss. There is no denying that meditation is a unique cultural and healing force. From ancient Buddhist and Hindu religious and secular methodologies to our current craze for yoga classes and meditation apps, A-type businesspeople and legal eagles looking to focus, and off-kilter… Continue reading 4 Ways Meditation Can Help You Cope with Bereavement & Loss

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Research Calls This The Best Meditation For Difficult Emotions

The different emotions during COVID can be difficult to handle. Meditation can help.

According to new research, Body Scan Meditation is the best meditation for difficult emotions. I don’t know about you, but the effects of the pandemic have started to affect my emotions. It doesn’t help that I’m thousands of miles away from my family, here in Canada. I can’t really connect with my family. The feeling… Continue reading Research Calls This The Best Meditation For Difficult Emotions

Tone It Up App & Website Review

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If you’re looking for a truly inspirational and motivational app and website to get in shape, you definitely have to check out Tone It Up, the creation of two friends, Katrina and Karen. These two beautiful women are so encouraging and positive they will fire you up with motivation to get in shape, lose weight… Continue reading Tone It Up App & Website Review

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Mindful Eating App Feast Launches With Food Tracking

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LOS ANGELES, July 14th – If you’ve been looking for a new way to get into mindful eating and you enjoy using meditation apps, the Feast app will be perfect for you. Feast, a food-lovers community, announced today that they have launched their new mindful eating app. It’s designed to help turn calorie counting into… Continue reading Mindful Eating App Feast Launches With Food Tracking

Hammer Museum Mindfulness Meditation Classes Move Online  

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Los Angeles—Hamer Museum’s weekly mindfulness meditation lessons move online to help people deal with stress while staying safe Take a look at our list of free online meditation & yoga lessons and you’ll note that a lot of teachers are now giving free online lessons. One such institution is Hammer Museum, who have moved their… Continue reading Hammer Museum Mindfulness Meditation Classes Move Online  

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Dalai Lama Teaches the Eight Verses for Training the Mind

India—Dalai Lama shares his teaching on the ‘Eight Verses for Mind Training by Geshé Langri Tangpa. As meditators, we are ultimately interested in learning how to train the mind. Whether it’s to be strong, to find happiness, to lose weight, to attract what you desire, or to be positive, mind training is what we here… Continue reading Dalai Lama Teaches the Eight Verses for Training the Mind

Imperial War Museum Holds Yoga Classes Next To Bombed Cars & Spitfires

July 1st, U.K—The Imperial War Museum (IWM) is holding yoga classes in a room decorated with bombed out cars, missiles, and Spitfire planes used in World War II. Despite protests, the Imperial War Museum is defending its right to hold the yoga lessons. Normally, yoga and war do not go together. In the Bhagavad Gita,… Continue reading Imperial War Museum Holds Yoga Classes Next To Bombed Cars & Spitfires

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Buddhist, Hindu Leaders Disgusted By Music Group’s Disrespect

Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Jewish religious leaders are disgusted at what they see as a lack of respect from a night-club operator regarding its handling of religious statues. Night-Club operator Live Nation is being demanded to remove Buddhist, Hindu and other religious statues that they have placed inside night-clubs. Religious leaders are demanding a… Continue reading Buddhist, Hindu Leaders Disgusted By Music Group’s Disrespect

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Tai Chi For Immune System & COVID-19: Research Reveals Benefits

June 30th—New research highlights significant benefits of Qigong and tai chi for immune system functioning and prevention and survival from COVID-19. Qigong and tai chi help immune system functioning Qigong and tai chi do not reduce inflammation Qigong and tai chi could potentially help in preventing COVID-19 The events of 2020 have left health officials… Continue reading Tai Chi For Immune System & COVID-19: Research Reveals Benefits

She’s Teaching Sign Language Meditation & Yoga For The Deaf

In an effort to make yoga more all-inclusive, yoga instructor and qualified British Sign Language (BSL) Bethaney Mouzer has started teaching sign-language yoga for the deaf. Trying to learn yoga when deaf is obviously a challenge. If you learn via a Youtube channel, you’re constantly turning your head to look at the video because you… Continue reading She’s Teaching Sign Language Meditation & Yoga For The Deaf

Sharon Salzberg’s New Meditation Book & Real-World Mindfulness

New meditation book by Sharon Salzberg, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, will be released in September. Sharon Salzberg is, without a doubt, one of the best meditation teachers in the world. The New York Times bestselling author and Buddhist meditation teacher, Salzberg has been one of the leading voices in bringing… Continue reading Sharon Salzberg’s New Meditation Book & Real-World Mindfulness

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