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It’s hard to stay on the path of meditation!

And it’s even harder going it alone. So we’ve created this website in hopes of providing you some support, guidance, and overall benefit in relation to your practice of mindfulness. I’ve been practicing mindfulness for about 20 years now, teaching it for 15, (my father taught for over 25 years before me…this is actually our family business!) and I currently teach about 25 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs a year in Albuquerque, NM. I teach at the University of New Mexico Center for Life, at the New Mexico Heart Institute, Sandia National Laboratories, and I teach one of the only court mandated mindfulness programs in the country for people getting out of jail after multiple DUI’s. And what I’ve learned from this incredibly diverse group of practitioners is precisely what I hope to share with you here on this website.

You can sign up for our weekly delivery of video teachings delivered straight to your inbox, you can leave comments and questions on any given topic, and you can straight out ask for teachings on anything mindfulness related and I’ll sure do my best to answer them.

Check out some of the videos below  on the topics of Stress Reduction, Sleep Issues, Workplace Stress and Learning How to Meditate to get started.

We hope so so much they bring you benefit!

With tons of love,
Michelle

Stress Reduction

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

10 23,2017Comments are OFF

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 s...

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Introduction to Mindful Eating

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What would it feel like to say “This is the way that I eat,” compared to “I’m on a diet.” Just the simple awareness of the different charge beh...

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Ever Get Really Mad? How Mindfulness Helps In The Moment

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We've all felt it...that sudden burst of anger that makes us see red. Learn a practice that can help us through these moments without adding fuel to the fire....

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Rambo Mama Has No Time For Roses!

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Nothing holds up the the mirror to our mindlessness quite like our children! Ugh! It seems that especially with the daily grind of raising kids, we can so ea...

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Workplace Stress

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The #1 Way Mindfulness Helps Reduce Our Anxiety Over What Others Think About Us

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If you get frustrated in meditation with that wandering mind...don't despair. That ability you are cultivating every time you bring your mind back to your p...

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The #1 Practice for Mindfulness

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If you’ve ever checked out mindfulness, there’s this meditation called The Body Scan that everyone seems to be doing. My father first developed his medita...

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Dealing with Mild Anxiety in Meditation

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So you sit down to meditate because you want to relax, and instead of getting all loosy-goosey, you feel even more tense. All of those pockets of tension y...

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The #1 Way Mindfulness Helps Reduce Our Anxiety Over What Others Think About Us

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If you get frustrated in meditation with that wandering mind...don't despair. That ability you are cultivating every time you bring your mind back to your pra...

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Learn How to Meditate

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Creating an Inner Bali Through Meditation

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So who wouldn’t love to live in the peaceful serenity of a beach in Bali? Beautiful open skies, the sound of waves lapping the shore, etc. etc. etc. But ...

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Mindfully Out on the Town

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In todays video I’m sharing with you a practice that is near and dear to my heart and that quite frankly has changed so much for me in social settings. I ...

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A Great Tip for Simplifying Your Meditation

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Meditation can be HARD! But learning a thing or two about the practice along the way can make things simpler...and I know of no greater simplification than ...

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A Strange Thing That Can Happen When We Meditate

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This common phenomenon that happens when we meditate can freak you out...until you recognize that this is the very purpose of our practice....

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Sleep Issues

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The Next Best Thing to Sleep

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We humans are complicated creatures, and even though we all need sleep, it can many times prove elusive. There are hormonal issues that can interrupt our sl...

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The #1 Problem with Using Meditation to Help Us Sleep

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  There is a HUGE problem with using mindfulness meditation to help us sleep...watch this short video to learn what it is, and then I'll also share ...

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The #1 Practice for Mindfulness

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If you’ve ever checked out mindfulness, there’s this meditation called The Body Scan that everyone seems to be doing. My father first developed his medita...

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STRESS
REDUCTION
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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WORKPLACE
STRESS
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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LEARN HOW
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BODY SCAN

One of the most important practices
toward developing mindfulness, this
meditation increases our ability to
use the mind to relax the body.
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