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The “Goal” of Meditation

Most people believe meditation means that they have to train themselves to stop thinking.  But there isn’t anything wrong with thinking.  The problem is the unconscious actions that arise from your unconscious thinking (and feeling). The goal of meditation is to develop the skill of watching. Watching your thinking and your emotions creates a space […]

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Posted In: Meditation 101
08.13.2012
Do We Really Need Religion

Meditation 101: The 3 Benefits of Deep Breathing

The foundation of any meditation practice is breathing.  Unfortunately, most of us breathe incorrectly and miss out on the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of breathing. The vast majority of people are shallow breathers; meaning they breathe into the top third of their lungs rather than using their full lung capacity. You know you are […]

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08.09.2012
What is meditation

Meditation 101, #1

What is Meditation? Meditation is the practice of sitting, breathing, and watching (being). That’s it. IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, IT IS NOT THE CESSATION OF THINKING! Knowing this will make your practice more enjoyable and you will be more likely to continue practicing. So, if meditation isn’t about stopping your thoughts then what’s the […]

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08.07.2012

Dr. Jane Goodall

Today, I’m going to give a presentation into the life of Dr. Jane Goodall. When I began this project I didn’t know anything about her. In fact, like many others, I confused her with Diane Fossey, author of “Gorillas in the Mist.” Dr. jane goodall from KristaMagidson. Here is a copy of the power point […]

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07.29.2012

3 Minute Meditation

Many meditation practices and practitioners recommend that students should meditate for 20 to 45 minutes a day.  I instruct my students to begin with 3 minutes a day. Most of my students are afraid of meditation.  Many of them have tried it in the past but quit because they were too restless and couldn’t stop […]

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Posted In: Meditation
06.25.2012

After the Drama, Then What?

The bills are paid, the relationship is good, kids are good.  Life is good. But… You’re feeling bored, something is definitely missing. There is a subtle uneasiness that is lingering at the periphery of your life. You think, “Ugh, there has to be something more.” There is, but first you must face your self. The […]

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Posted In: Mindfulness
04.04.2012

So Who’s Right?

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of co-hosting an event at my spiritual center called, “Mandalas, Movies, and More.”  We colored mandalas, ate homemade brownies, and watched Martin Scorsese’s movie “Kundun,” about the life of the Dalai Lama. When I asked a few people what they thought about the movie, I was struck  by how the various […]

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03.26.2012
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