Meg Salter

7 Points to Check Out Before a Meditation Retreat

When you want to take meditation practice to the next level, meditation retreats are an experience like no other. Be warned; intensity brings challenge! Use this 7-point check list to see if a particular retreat is good fit for you.

In my book Mind Your Life, I talk about meditation retreats not as a withdrawal from life, but as learning to engage with life more fully. Retreats are periods of intensive practice. You unplug from your devices and distractions in order to experience yourself,

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The Seven Muscles of Resilience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness practice can automatically build resilience. This adaptation from my book Mind Your Life was originally published on Michael Taft’s site Deconstructing Yourself , a great source of  information and inspiration on “mindfulness meditation and awakening for modern mutants” .

Why do different people respond to stress so differently? Part of the answer lies in our individual resilience.

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Rewire Your Brain for Success: The Power of Mindfulness

For real world stories, and real life guidance on the power of mindfulness, here is a webinar with Redwood Performance Group, on June 21, 2017.

Listen here  to the one hour webinar with Lydia Sani

Or read the  condensed transcript below.

Introduction and Objectives

Lydia Sani: Good morning everyone and thank you very much for attending today. Our topic is Rewire Your Brain for Success: The Power of Mindfulness. I’m Lydia Sani,

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Natural stress relief: bring the dock on home

“What’s the point of meditating anyway? I feel like I know my own mind and how to quiet it. I know how to do my own stress relief.”

I was on a week’s meditation retreat recently and guiding a friend in her practice. She’s an active woman. She loves to hike and kayak, and is equally comfortable with her own company or with friends and colleagues. But she wanted to know what was the end goal of meditation? How would she know if she was getting there?

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Build Resilience. Use Your News Feeds – Don’t Be Used By Them

Stay engaged or unplug? How do you maintain resilience when 24/7 newsfeeds have you feeling off-balance or overwhelmed?

Hunker Down or Stay Engaged?

I was talking with a friend today. Like so many, she’s feeling blue. Staying on top of the news doesn’t help. Whether it’s Trump, Brexit, Keystone, Women’s March, Syria, snowstorms in California’s Sierra or alternative facts, it can feel too much. Hunkering down is tempting. Especially in January, when some of us haven’t seen the sun for weeks!

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