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WOO-SAH: Meditation Day 4

WOO-SAH: Meditation Day 4

Today, I practiced a variation of a technique known as focused attention meditation (aka concentration meditation).  While one's focus can be target toward an external object or body part, I like to focus my attention on a short quote or mantra.  I like this form of meditation because my needs change daily--all of ours do.  On a Monday, we might need a little extra motivation; on a day with a high-stakes meeting, we might need an added boost of confidence; and on a day during which we have a big presentation, a reminder to remain calm might be needed.  Today (and most days), I needed compassion. 

WOO-SAH: Meditation Day 3

WOO-SAH: Meditation Day 3

After today, I've successfully fulfilled my three day commitment to guided meditation, and am now ready to move on. I can remember a time when I loved guided meditation encouraging relaxation and positivity, but much like I've outgrown my attraction to 'thugs' (as a disclaimer, I grew out of that phase in high school), apparently I've also outgrown my attraction to having a charming accent step me through my meditation.

The Little Lie

The Little Lie

“ There’s this little lie we tell ourselves:  that looks don’t matter.  But what happens when the way you look forces you to confront that every day?  Even if you can get past it, what about the rest of us?”

How Have Pageants Enriched My Life?

How Have Pageants Enriched My Life?

Ever been curious about why women like me compete in pageants? Here's my take on it.