Living In The Now As a Single Mother & Finding Gratitude - Laura K Roe
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Laura K Roe is a veteran journalist and editor, who, as a newspaper reporter and magazine writer, interviewed murderers, rapists, politicians, scientists, and CEOs.

By her late twenties, she had also survived and witnessed PTSD-triggering violence and abuse. Even though she wrote one murder mystery novel and garnered an agent, between all her reporting deadlines, Laura could never find the time to get it published or write another. It’s no wonder that, by her mid-thirties, Laura had devolved into an anxious cynic with declining health and a propensity to over-indulge in coffee and vino.

Laura hit rock bottom at 39 when her husband left. She had an eight-month-old baby and a seven-year-old to care for. Her job as a parenting & pregnancy editor vanished. Her mother was dying. And she had just moved back from London to Los Angeles. Little did she know that her journey to wholeness had just begun.

Resources:
Laura's website: https://www.laurakroe.com
From Lack To Abundance: https://georgianbenta.com/abundance
The Mindful Minute
The Mindful Minute
Meryl Arnett
Sunrise to Sunset: Mid-day Meditation {part 2}
For years, lunchtime was my meditation time. It was an easy time for me to be consistent; I knew I was going to eat lunch at some point every day, I knew I could take 10 minutes before that first bite to tune-in, and I could sync it with my kids naps! ** This is also the time of day when we need an added dose of focus and energy to carry us through the rest of the day. It is a natural point of low energy, and often it is also a time when we start to think about how much we haven’t gotten done yet. We start planning tomorrow’s to-do list while still working through today. ** This tension between low-energy and high-demands actually diminishes our ability to get things done in a creative, not to mention timely, manner. ** A mid-day meditation practice is benefited from bringing in the mindfulness tenant of non-judgment. Non-judgment asks us to release our obsession with ‘good job/bad job’. It asks us to let go of ‘I like it/I don’t like it’. And instead, it asks us to simply sit with what is… ** Rather than grasp for that fully finished project; the perfectly completed to-do list in the middle of the day… let us settle down for a rest within what is. ** The simple flow of breath and quieting of the mind is restful and restoring for the body and the brain. ** Isn’t it interesting that we KNOW it is true that if we rest we will be more productive and yet we still fight with it. Funny when you can’t believe the science right in front of you because the culture so loudly insists it isn’t true… or is it? ** Taking time to pause regularly might be the most sacred and important act we can make in 2021. This is the building block; the fully evolved solution will grow out of this quiet, intentional space. ** Tune into The Mindful Minute today as we take time for a mid-day meditation pause, and find out for yourself, what happens when you make space to rest in the middle of your day? ** You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!** ** Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE! ** ***Did you know I have a FREE Meditation Starter Kit on my website merylarnett.com? It is full of my favorite tips, stories and ideas for starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice. Grab your copy today! --> http://bit.ly/meditationstarterkit *** ** Connect with me on Instagram {@merylarnett} to get bonus meditation tips, mini-meditations, and the occasional baby spam: https://www.instagram.com/merylarnett/ #meditatewithmeryl
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Yoga Inspiration
Yoga Inspiration
Kino MacGregor
#46: How to Find an Anchor While Meditating (Part 2)
The two practices of sati, or mindfulness, and metta, love and kindness, are distinctly different, but you cannot practice one without the other. It’s important to understand their differences in order to make the most out of your yoga practice. To start with, you cannot practice metta without sati. Sati is the mindfulness and awareness of what is. There is no imagination or visualization - what is simply is, and we must stay grounded in this practice in order to achieve mindfulness. Achieving this mindfulness is easier said than done because sitting and meditating is very intimidating to most of us. We are carrying existential pain and suffering deep within us and meditation forces us to sit with this pain. There’s absolutely nothing comfortable about that. But as you practice sati, you are practicing ways to observe this pain without fueling it. This objective way of looking at our thoughts and emotions makes it possible to practice metta. Metta is the power of creation through conscious thinking. When we practice metta, we are actively planting positive thoughts in our heart’s center of love, kindness, peace, and harmony, both toward ourselves and those around us. These positive thoughts can be things like “I am worthy” or “I deserve to be happy,” but they can also be as simple as the mere thought of love. Thinking of someone or something you love is part of the practice of metta. These thoughts tap into the vibration of love and give you the power to carry it within you and share it with others. As you listen today, think of your mind and heart as a garden. Sati will clear away the overgrowth of negative thoughts so you can plant the seeds of metta in an open mind and an open heart. I hope you recognize how important sati and metta are to not only our yoga practice but also to our own peace of mind. You cannot practice metta without sati because you cannot plant seeds of love before recognizing the pain and suffering that exists within your heart. Share some of what’s in your heart with me and my listeners. Send an email at info@kinoyoga.com and tell me - what does yoga mean to you? You could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast with Kino MacGregor. Stay connected: @kinoyoga and @omstarsofficial View my teaching schedule, blogs, etc on Kinoyoga.com Get your free 30 day membership on Omstars.com& use code: PODCAST
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