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#45: Responding with Wisdom and Gratitude

**Announcement** A Keen Mind will host a NEW Online Community Meditation Group: Next Meeting: May 17th, 4pm EST- Details and how to register below.  This episode will help you explore how to respond to stress with wisdom and gratitude. Following this brief talk, there is a guided meditation that focuses on gratitude.  The NEW Online Community Meditation Group meets every other Sunday and is an opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness-meditation with the support of others. The group is open to everyone on a drop-in basis. There is no need to have prior meditation experience; however, you may find listening to this episode #43: Understanding Mindfulness and Meditation will help you understand more about mindfulness and meditation as you prepare to join the group. This community group...

#44: Finding Strength with Self-Compassion

**Announcement** A Keen Mind will host a NEW Online Community Meditation Group: First Meeting: May 3rd, 4pm EST- Details and how to register below. Practicing mindfulness helps us manage stress and can also help you become more resilient in the face of challenges.  Being mindful also means having compassion for yourself.  Practicing self-compassion and loving-kindness meditation reduces negative emotions, increases positive emotions, fosters resilience and   Self-compassion helps us feel more connected to ourselves and others, even when we are apart from each other. This episode covers the 3 components of self-compassion followed by a loving-kindness meditation The NEW Online Community Meditation Group that will be offered at the starting May 3rd at 4pm EST is an opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness-meditation with the support of others....

#43: Understanding Mindfulness & Meditation

**Announcement** A Keen Mind will host a NEW Online Community Meditation Group: First Meeting: May 3rd, 4pm EST- Details and how to register below. Meditation has been around for thousands of years, but it has not been until the last 40 years that science has taken a closer look at the benefits of a regular meditation practice. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., created Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as a way of bringing mindfulness meditation into the mainstream.  Dr. Kabat-Zinn said that he wanted to make meditation as popular as jogging; in my opinion, I would say that he has done an amazing job making movement towards this goal!  He has helped to popularize meditation by inspiring the creation of over 750 MBSR programs worldwide.  Mindfulness-meditation has received national...

#42: Two Mindful Tips, & Guided Meditation

This episode covers two ways that mindfulness can help you reduce stress followed by a brief guided meditation. **Important Announcement** This Saturday, April 4th from 1:30 pm-3 pm EST,  I’m going to provide a FREE  mini-mindfulness retreat to help you reduce stress.  The retreat will be held on ZOOM and you can REGISTER HERE This workshop will benefit beginners and experienced meditators.  In this workshop, you will...

#41: Calming Fear and Anxiety with Meditation

This episode explores the use of a concentration meditation called soft belly. With this meditation, you breathe in slowly and deeply through the nose and exhale through your mouth. As you exhale, allow your belly to soften and relax. Breathing in this way may be comfortable at first or you may find it to be unfamiliar. Practicing this meditation regularly will make breathing in this way feel more natural. This meditation can help you feel more relaxed and quiet down your thinking. 70-80% of people find benefits the first time, even when they are going through loss or major illness or traumatic event. Practicing for just 10 mins will help your body relax, slow your heart rate and many find an improvement with sleep,...

#40: Guided Meditation for Healthcare Workers

This is a 5 minute guided meditation for healthcare workers. Right now it's easy to keep a fast pace, and hard to slow down with so many people needing help. However, it's vital to pause and take a mindful breath when you can. I have deep gratitude to all of the nurses, doctors, therapists and all other medical professions who are on the front lines of this crisis. May you all find strength, hope, courage, and safety as you serve humanity. Connect with me on Facebook or Instagram where you will find inspiring posts about mindfulness and meditation. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app where you can find the show on 10 other platforms or subscribe through Apple Podcasts below. Subscribe to the show through the Anchor app...

Lower Anxiety and Put Your Logical Brain Back Online

Fear is a survival mechanism that teaches us to avoid possibly dangerous situations in the future. Since we know that the coronavirus is very contagious, it is wise to take precautions-but buying all the toliet paper shouldn't be at the top of our list. Logically, we understand that stockpiling mass quantities of toilet paper is not logical, however when we see other people pilling it into their carts, anxiety becomes contagious. The prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain that helps us plan for the future by making predictions based on our past experiences. If we don't have enough information to safely predict what will happen, then we feel anxious, nervous or worried. It's normal to have anxiety during this...

2 Scoops of Inspiration Podcast: Mindfulness, Counseling & Meditation

Please listen to my interview on the 2 Scoops of Inspiration Podcast with Terrie Reeves and Cel Smart. This show is packed with insightful comments and questions from Terrie and Cel and provides a peek into their own personal journeys. You don’t want to miss it! We cover: ✅ The primary reasons people seek counseling ✅ How mindfulness is integrated into therapy session ✅ How to apply mindfulness in daily living ✅ Best practices for starting a meditation practice and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and much much more. Local Counseling and Meditation Support If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation Meditation and...

#39: Calming Anxiety with Meditation

. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting about 40 million Americans.  While there are many effective treatments for anxiety, only about 36% of those with anxiety actually seek treatment.  While there are many approaches to help manage anxiety, this episodes explores how meditation can help you calm anxiety.  Jude shares a personal story about how meditation helped him calm down in the midst of a recent moment of panic.  This episode also includes a guided meditation. While meditation can be very helpful in managing anxiety, sometimes we need direct support.  If you are in the Charlotte area and would like to learn more about counseling or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation I recently released...

#38: Mindful Connections

This episode explores how you can use mindfulness to make more meaningful connections with yourself and others.  We look at the impact and prevalence of loneliness in our society and practical steps that we can take in order to connect with one another.  We look at the some of the challenges that people may face when they are managing depression or mental illness and the importance of listening and supporting each other. Following the talk there is a guided meditation with a focus on gratitude. Please be sure to tune in to WBTV’s Dedrick Russell for his next Community Conversation: A Healthy Mind, Body & Soul - It airs on Oct. 24th from 7-8PM and can be viewed live at wbtv.com/live - My portion of the...