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The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

The Mental Game: 5 Ways Meditation Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

Some of the world’s top athletes are frequent meditators: Olympian and professional tennis player Novak Djokovic practices 15 minutes of mindful meditation a day, and other practitioners include A-list competitors like Lebron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Misty May, Tom Brady, and Derek Jeter. So what exactly does meditation do that makes it so popular among elite competitors? While the physical challenges…

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

Sometimes, the effort to embrace neutrality and minimalism can be a refreshing way of letting go and relaxing into a clean, restful atmosphere that isn’t overstimulating. In the wellness world, there is often an over-emphasis on “clearing,” “cleansing,” and “letting go,” when in fact what we might actually be craving is the opposite of that feeling.  Nourishment of the senses…

Building Your Ideal Meditation Space

Building Your Ideal Meditation Space

If you’ve ever tried to start a mindfulness routine, you know that there’s no shortage of obstacles to engaging in a regular meditation practice. Knowing how challenging this commitment can be, one of the best things we can do is give ourselves the gift of a supported and personalized space dedicated to our meditation practice.    When we commit an area…

My First Week Meditating: Zelda Solomon

My First Week Meditating: Zelda Solomon

On the surface, university culture does not seem well suited to meditation. It’s full of all-nighters, parties, fleeting relationships, emotions, and high-stress work routines. It also doesn’t help that I’m a student filled with anxiety, and always feel as though I never have enough time.   I am in my final year and am making time for meditation for the first…

Holding on to Wisdom: 8 Tips For Boosting Your Spiritual Memory

Holding on to Wisdom: 8 Tips For Boosting Your Spiritual Memory

Distraction is one of the defining themes of our time. Between text messages, intrusive ads, emails, pop-ups, and push notifications, our attention is a highly valued commodity being sought by friends, family, and corporations alike. Our attempt to juggle and multitask between the many things competing for our attention often means that tasks take longer to complete, and the quality…

4 Reasons to Make That Midlife Career Change

4 Reasons to Make That Midlife Career Change

Our culture idolizes success at an early age. Between stories of young entrepreneurs and tech whiz-kids becoming self-made millionaires at 23, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve missed your window to pursue your passion. But contrary to the obsession we have with the achievements of young people, there’s no reason to give up on your passion just because you…

Spirituality for Busy People: 7 Ways to Connect to the Higher Self During Everyday Life

Spirituality for Busy People: 7 Ways to Connect to the Higher Self During Everyday Life

Moments for deep practice are essential for continuing our spiritual progress.  For instance, carving out a time to explore one of the visualization techniques for conversing with your Higher Self, can offer experiences that range from the insightful to the profound. Of course, as lay practitioners it is both our challenge and opportunity to integrate our spiritual practice into our…

The Vulnerability Model: How Psychosynthesis Can Change Our Approach to Grief, Fear, and Mortality

The Vulnerability Model: How Psychosynthesis Can Change Our Approach to Grief, Fear, and Mortality

The human vulnerability model described by Dr. Richard Schaub explains our often unconscious and yet basic fears of loss, grief, change, and ultimately, death itself. We all suffer the same predicament, yet it does not have to be our destiny. We have the power to change our outlook and understanding of life by connecting to our inner wisdom, our Higher…