Win a Muse Meditation System!

So it’s been just over two weeks since I stunningly received the Muse Meditation Headband. In the past 16 days, I’ve only missed 3 days so I’d say that’s pretty good! Let me first provide you with a quick overview and some details on the system.

This brain sensing headband gently guides your meditation through changing sounds of weather based on the real-time state of your brain. Muse gives you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain when you meditate. Muse’s app has personalized tracking, motivational challenges and rewards encourage you to build a more regular and effective practice. Below are some key points from Muse on the headband. Below that, I will tell you how my experience has been compared to their claims. Continue reading

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The Universe is waiting to help you! Here’s how it helped me today.

The Universe is powerful and when you tap into that powerful energy, amazing things can start happening to, for and around you. I’ve really been working on this and since my meditations have been much more frequent, I am finding that my requests (which are few and far between) are being answered. A really powerful request was in this post call Divine Intervention on a Bike; take a look at that post and you’ll see how my urgent request for assistant was answered almost immediately.

Being a single mother with two young kids to raise is expensive, especially living in a city such as Toronto. Rent, Hydro, Food, Transit…everything is expensive. When I took this new job, it was a bit of a relief as I was making a bit more than I had with my previous job. I thought that everything would be a bit easier, at least financially but I’ve found out that’s not always the case.

After I paid rent, the babysitter and all my bills, I had $40.00 left in my bank account – this was to last the kids and I the next two weeks for what we needed most which was food. I made sure to go out and buy as much food as I could with that money and hope Continue reading

Reader Story Submission: 35 Flowers for 35 Years

There is a reason why I write on this blog and this morning after receiving this email from one of my subscribers, I realized that it’s actually making a good impact on some people. This is an amazing story of how meditation and intuition helped a woman grieving the recent loss of her husband who gave her the ultimate gift in this situation: acknowledgement. Below is the email she sent to me this morning in which I have received her permission to post this to the website.

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My husband and I were together for thirty four years. Our relationship was magical; it wasn’t without the usual argument here and there but our connection and love for each other was undeniable. He meant the world to me as I did to him and each day that passed, we were as excited as ever to continue being together for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately for both of us, the magic didn’t happen for much longer before our 35th anniversary. After a mild stroke at the beginning of this Spring, we found that he had lung cancer which was stage four. For both of us it was heart-breaking, gut wrenching and of course we were scared. We did everything the doctors had told us to do though since he was older, we rejected the treatments as it would only put him in more pain with no guarantee of life expectancy. He wanted it to be him and I at home to live out which would be his final weeks. Continue reading

3 years ago I told the Universe what I wanted and I just got it!

I remember when I first started meditating, or at least started trying. I’d get side tracked within the first 10 seconds and it took me a good month to finally get up to the 10 minute mark with as little mind wandering as possible. As I weave in and out of meditation (and I mean one month of great meditations then don’t do a single one for a month), I find when I start up again, it’s somewhat of a struggle to get back to that 10 minute mark. On top of that, I’m always wondering how quiet I’m able to get my mind. I always feel like I’m doing a great job but once I’m done, I can’t help but wonder how still I was – I always feel like somehow, my mind keeps drifting into thoughts and I’m unaware of it.

About 2 or 3 years ago, I heard about this thing called Muse. It is a system that pretty much takes the guess work out of how well your meditations truly are. Before I get into Continue reading

Sensory Deprivation Tanks – Do You Float?

When I first heard about floating, I was intrigued but when I heard that you were put in a capsule and closed in, my claustrophobia kicked in and I was about ready to swipe left to that whole adventure. I felt as though I needed to read a little bit more into the whole experience so I did; turns out you didn’t have to have the door completely closed so with that, it made the whole visual experience at the moment, a whole lot more pleasant. Though these tanks have been out for a while, in Toronto for 1 hour you were are in many places still are looking at $120.00 and I wasn’t (and still am not) prepared to spend that kind of money to possible lose my mind and run out, so I waited a couple of weeks and saw a posting on Facebook for a 2 for 1 float. I was in!

Amongst some of the benefits that sensory deprivation provide, the most beneficial for me is the increased mindfulness & awareness; the others are relief from physical pain, improved cardiovascular health, reduced stress & Continue reading

How I found my true Happiness through Meditation

Happiness is something almost all of us strive for in our lives and it’s something many of us don’t have a lot of and for some, never have. The definition of happiness is simply the state of being happy and the definition of happy is feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. How people see being happy varies across the board and different things make them happy; money, travel, children, cars, meditation, friends, flying and the list goes on and on. Some people don’t even know what makes them happy, all they know is they are flying through life on autopilot waiting or hoping for happiness one day, whatever form that may come in and that was pretty much me until about 3 years ago.

Unfortunately my father passed away when I had just turned 13 and my mother and I didn’t have the greatest relationship I guess. I ran away from her house and of course got busted by the police and returned back home only to leave when I turned 16 and never went back (though we still do talk). I was sexually abused Continue reading

The simplest act of kindness can truly change a day

I love signs. Not STOP signs and such but signs the Universe gives to you when you really need it. One of my projects from my Sprinkles of Kindness was Happy Hearts, they were hearts I printed, cut out, wrote a message on and laminated.

One evening I took my two kids out for a walk and I told my daughter (4 years old) about these hearts and what they were for. I simply told her that these hearts would be found by anyone who needed that message at that time. Of course more question started pouring out of her mouth because she Continue reading