I Am An Expert Meditator!

Although first I started out only being a ponderer. When I was six years old, my Mother exclaimed, “Do you think I’m going to live forever? We’re all going to die.”  I said in utter disbelief, ” What do you mean, Mom?!” That’s when she warned me, “You think too much! Don’t think so deeply Char.” But then I was already hooked, and had no choice but to ponder away […] Read more »

The Transformative Power Of Relaxation

Sometimes we’re just working too hard, especially at spiritual practices — specifically meditation. There’s room for effort, however effort doesn’t equal strain. Strain is entirely counterproductive to entering the freedom of meditation. What if for the next thirty days, your only task was to practice relaxing ever more deeply in and out of meditation? What if this simple practice could bring more ease, energy, and joy to every area of […] Read more »

How To Do A Breath Meditation

As you would begin any meditation practice, find a quiet place that will allow you to dedicate 5 to 10 minutes to purposefully focus your attention inward. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting on the floor or in a chair, just make sure to keep your back straight and you head at a 45 degree angle. With your palms facing up, place your wrists comfortably on the tops of your […] Read more »

How An Interrupted Meditation Is A Gift!

One of my favorite ways to groove into my meditation mojo, is by listening to music. And on some days it can be a life saver. Like the other day, when I was listening to some of my favorite tunes with my earbuds at a cafe. Both of my ears were tuning into every note. I barely recognized an acquaintance walking by, waving hello, my ears were so focused. I […] Read more »

Global Mantra Meditation

I was living in a loft on LA’s skid row a few years back when I took a trip to Brazil. I stopped at all the usual spots: The Temple of Goodwill in Brasilia and the Valley of the Dawn 50 kilometers south. Next I visited a shamaness named Yatra in the jungle near Alto Pariso, a small town that shares its  latitude 14 with Machu Picchu in Peru. Finally […] Read more »

4 Stellar Tips For A Beginning Meditator

Checkout these 4 quick tips to help you focus your meditation and ensure a stellar practice. 1. Release those expectations…they take you out of the moment! As a beginning meditator, keep in mind that you are just starting to learn a practice. It would be unrealistic to expect that you are going to be a meditation master within a couple of months. Luckily, when it comes to meditation, the only […] Read more »

Meditation: Connecting With Creation

I’ve had an interesting morning. Somewhere between dropping off the dog at her play date, weaving in and out of LA traffic, and arriving at a job where I get to be of maximum service, I had the opportunity to hit play on Byron Katie’s Loving What Is. Now normally I like to think I’ve graduated to more complicated self help or self awareness pieces, like Stephen Wolinsky’s Rays of […] Read more »

Mindful Offerings

Initially, the concept of meditation represented a remote state of being I might one day aspire to. Most days I was more focused on survival than enlightenment. I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic when I was 9, and I was an extremely brittle one at that. My childhood, not uniquely, was filled with lots of drama.  My way of coping with this was to become astoundingly impervious to […] Read more »

The Best Anti-Aging Treatment Yet

The race to look younger and stay that way. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry with arms and legs around the four corners of the globe. Every day some new treatment, herb, or cream is hyped in non-stop hyperbole. You’re sitting with the most powerful anti-aging device yet! You. Well, you in deep meditation, that is. Scientists continue to study the effect of deep states of consciousness on the body yielding […] Read more »