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What Stress Does to the Mind
and What We Can Do About It

The other night in one of my classes, a student was reflecting on what happens to her when she gets stressed out.   She looked at me thoughtfully and said,

“It’s just like I lose my mind.”

Sound familiar?

This experience of ‘losing our minds’ reflects feeling out of control, or in other words, losing control of our own minds.  See, one of the fundamental ways we experience a calm and relaxed mind is through our ability to control it.  For example, if you want to read a book, a calm and relaxed person can put their attention on the words and experience the book.  But have you ever tried to sit down and read something when you’re in the claws of stress?  It can seem almost impossible, as your mind zigs and zags everywhere except where you want it to be.

In this short video I explain this phenomenon a little deeper….and then share the antidote.
Hope so much it helps!
With love,
Michelle

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Settling the Mind on the Breath Meditation

Breathing can be an immediate tool for calming the central nervous system. This short meditation can be done anytime, anywhere you want to take things down a notch and ease your stress.

I hope so much it helps,

Michelle
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SLEEP ISSUES
Body Scan for Relaxation

The next best thing to sleep is rest. If you can use this meditation to help you move into a state of rest, you are at least now moving in a good direction. So don't be discouraged if it doesn't put you right to sleep. Use it to put you to rest, and then see what happens.

I hope so much this helps,

Michelle
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Focusing the Mind Meditation

If you Google what the top ten most successful people do on a daily basis, more than half say they meditate.

When our mind gets scattered, it's hard to be efficient and effective. Try this short practice to interrupt any overwhelm and refocus the mind.

Hope it helps!

Michelle
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