My Only Regret Is That I Didn’t Find This Practice Twenty Years Ago

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“As someone with a creative AND whirlwind mind that moves a mile a minute, balancing my creative ideas with spinning, whirling, self-sabotaging thoughts has always been a challenge. My mind was always “ahead” of the rest of me, and this imbalance caused chaos in my personal life…” Read more

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I Woke Up And Realized Everything I Thought I Knew Was Wrong


“I’d sobbed and wailed myself to sleep, night after night, desperately praying for a solution to my grief and an end to the deeply dark sadness in my soul. I never could have guessed it would come in the form of something as simple as meditation.” Read more

When I Hung Up The Uniform, I Kind Of Fell Apart


When Paul Downs retired from 11 years in the Marine Corps, he “kind of fell apart.” He recounts, “The traumas that I brought into the Marine Corps caught up. That led to a pretty detailed plan for suicide.” Read more

My Three Favorite Tools For a Healthy, Happy Life with Soraya Bakhtiar


The world of fashion has become a cyclone that whizzes through each season, and despite the overwhelmed audience left in its wake, the storm only continues to gather speed. At the eye of this confusing whirlwind, Soraya Bakhtiar can be found, calm and confident. Read more

Choose A Meditation Practice You’ll Stick With


Modern life is demanding and stressful, and in a lot of ways, meditation is the perfect antidote. But while having the intention to meditate is one thing, establishing and maintaining a regular practice is another thing entirely. Read more

Meditation Is Not All “Listening To The Wind And The Trees And The Birds”


“I actually was not a believer in meditation. I always thought meditation was something that you had to clear your head [to do], which was something that I was really awful at. I thought you had to focus on something…but it was surprisingly really easy.” Read more

The Power of Habit: 6 Ways to Prioritize Your Transcendental Meditation Practice


Creating healthy new habits is a worthy pursuit any time of year! Any old Monday can be just as a much of a fresh start as January 1st. We hope these tips will help you find ways to create more time for yourself and your TM practice, no matter when you start! Read more

Finding Stillness Beyond The Surface


“I feel more depth and equanimity…there is a part of me that is deeper and unshakable. That part offers a little whispered voice during those really tough moments, that says: this is the surface. There is something beyond this, and you are fine there.” Read more

“It Hit Me, Quite Literally, After Endless Months Of Going To Sleep Wired”


“With the thick soup of emotions, activities, actions, and lack of sleep that makes up modern life, many of us find ourselves in a constant state of stress — whether we realize it or not. Our fight or flight responses are jacked up, leaving us in a pickle of confused cortisols and befuddled coping mechanisms, which really just mask the inner noise.” Read more

Tom Hanks And The Afternoon Crash


The Afternoon Crash. The 3 O’clock Slump. The Post-Lunch Syndrome. Whatever you call it, we’ve all experienced that point in the afternoon where energy seems to evaporate and productivity plummets. Read more

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