Stress Relief

How To Make Each Moment Count This Holiday

How To Make Each Moment Count This Holiday

“Maybe Christmas,” thought the grinch, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

I love watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas each year especially when the Grinch’s small heart grows three sizes and he finds the strength of “ten Grinches, plus two.” 

I think the Grinch was on to something.

I think Christmas is more about being present with each other & not just giving presents. 

It’s about telling people how you feel. 

And forgiving each other. 

It’s about giving back and helping those in need.

The challenge of course, for many of us, is stress comes knocking on our door a little more frequently at Christmas...

Finding calm in a noisy world

Finding calm in a noisy world

What if I told you that the secret to finding stress relief and calm was to stop trying to get calm or relaxed?

I'm not saying that lying on a beach, taking a vacation or going to the spa are the wrong things to do. They have a place in our life and are important. But when it comes to meditation and finding ways to relax and calm down, the last thing you want to do is say to yourself: “Man I’m feeling stressed. It feels like my head is spinning. I have to find a way to clear my busy mind.” 

One of the biggest myths about meditation is the belief that you have to somehow empty your head of thoughts, and achieve a kind of 'uber-focus' - like a zen monk.....