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#50: How to Enjoy the Holidays in 2020

In this episode, you will learn practical strategies for finding joy and peace during the 2020 Holiday season.  I explore how we can gather together with the intention to cultivate a sense of unity and connection while maintaining healthy boundaries.  Following this talk, there will be a guided meditation. May you all find peace and happiness this holiday season.  If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling (all sessions are teletherapy for now) or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to...

#49: Sleep Meditation

This episode is a sleep meditation and the first one I've recorded.  I hope you find this mediation helpful for getting to sleep and staying asleep.  I didn't record an introduction or anything additional with this episode so that you can listen anytime you need to transition into sleep.   If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling (all sessions are teletherapy for now) or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit that includes 14 meditations. If you would like to try out Simple Habit Free use the coupon code meditatewithjude to have access to Simple Habit with all of his meditations as well as...

#48: Effective Tips for Improving Sleep

In this episode, you'll learn effective tips for improving sleep so you can wake up feeling more refreshed and energized.  I cover the benefits of setting a schedule,  what to do if you can't fall asleep, and much more.  Many people are finding it difficult to get restful sleep amidst stress from rising COVD-19 cases, political divisions, and a mental health crisis. These tips are not intended to be a replacement for medical care.  If you continue to have trouble with sleep, please seek out support from your doctor and or a therapist who is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.  I did not provide a guided meditation in this episode, however, you will find a stand-alone sleep meditation in episode #49.   If you are...

#47: Becoming More Resilient and Developing a Positive Mindset

This episode explores three ways to reduce stress that will help you become more resilient and develop a positive mindset.  I will cover the power of finding joy in movement, shaking meditation, as well as how to bring more mindful attention and focus to what we're able to control in our lives. Following this brief talk, there will be a guided meditation. Upcoming Online Class Mindfulness Intro - Being Mindful Together starting August 6th @ 6:30pm.  To learn more and or register visit https://akeenmind.com/services-3/beingmindfultogether/  If you are in North Carolina and would like to learn more about counseling (all sessions are teletherapy for now) or 1:1 meditation click on the links that follow: Counseling or 1:1 Meditation I have a two-part Mindfulness for Beginner series on Simple Habit...

#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...