Tag Archives: Meditation

Back to Work: 7 Distractions You Really Can’t Ignore

21 Sep

7 Distractions We Can’t Ignore!

Sometimes it’s hard to focus on work when this important stuff is on your mind…

Barb Best Humor Distractions

  • Prepping my porch for fall

 

  • Harvest decor… why?

 

  • Gurgling intestinal sounds, mine and others

 

  • My body double has fallen and she can’t get up

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Stress Relief Tips for the Slightly Miserable

13 Aug

 

I feel your pain.

Barb Best Humor Stress-Relief Tips

Stress and anxiety are rampant.

Millions of Americans are experiencing “voter stress.”

Many of our fellow citizens are plagued by horrifying “OMG! Summer is almost over!” panic attacks. At our local schools, grief counseling will be offered to all students and teachers in dealing with this tragedy.

Cats everywhere are tormented by “whisker fatigue” and “feline acne” caused by eating from  non-ergonomic feeding bowls.

I ask you… is there no end to the agony and suffering?

7 Quick Stress-Relief TIPS

  • Get yourself a “support monkey” – seriously, what could be more fun? A barrel of support monkeys?

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My Thoughts While Trying To Meditate

19 Feb

 

Meditate or Medicate?

 

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OM…

Did I set my iPhone alarm for this session?

OM…

Who knew breathing could be so complicated?

OM…

Paul McCartney can come to my party anytime.

OM…

I bet my cat would enjoy a loofah massage sometime. […]

Mindfulness, Meditation and Me

21 Oct

 

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MINDFUL AWARENESS can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one’s inner experience.
– Diana Winston, Director for Mindfulness Education at UCLA MARC / The Mindful Awareness Research Center/Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology

 

Sounds painful, doesn’t it? 
All that paining (oops, I mean paying) attention?

 

In an attempt to build my meditation muscle and tone down my snark impulse…

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Affirmations 4 U

12 Dec

 

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LAUGHABLE AFFABLES FOR YOU!

Affirmations from the heart & liver:

Repeat after me…

I am humble.

I am happy.

I am mellow.

Dang it. I am downright swellow.

PLEASE note that affirmations are more effective if you are not chewing, nibbling, sucking, slurping, imbibing, scratching or inhaling.

Close BOTH eyes.  

I am calm… […]

This Is Your Brain On The Holidays

6 Dec

 

The holidays can be overwhelming… we are bombarded with too much of a good thing: work, play, kids, relatives, parties, wine, chocolate, candy, shopping, cloying music, fattening food, holiday spirits – and that’s just online.

Your truculent toddler isn’t the only one who needs a quiet time out in a dark corner! Your brain needs a time out, too.

 

“Easy as pie… did someone say PIE?”

 

Pity your poor besieged brain cells. Why not pamper them with a mini-meditation break?

Think of MEDITATION as a well-deserved respite for you and your 50 shades of gray matter – only you don’t have to lock yourself in the bathroom with a jug of cheap chardonnay. […]

7 Questions for Reflection

15 Nov

 

*This blog is gluten free and GMO free.

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“I like mine strong!”

Meditation teaches us that thoughts are merely like clouds passing in the sky… a few questions for reflection:

Why don’t I get a pet kangaroo?  Have I no sense of adventure whatsoever?

Would it be less stressful (aka healthier) spending the holidays in Cupcake Rehab or Workout Boot Camp than entertaining the cranky kids and in-laws for two weeks? […]

Meditation for Morons

11 Oct

 

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Antique Himalayan bowls (text taken from accompanying text at Singing bowl) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

MEDITATION NO-NO’s

1.  Do not chew gum even if it is all natural, organic, and sugar-free. […]