Mindfulness, Tune in Today

Better in my 30s: Meditating

April 29, 2015

Tune in today to see if she can … Meditate for 30 days.

A few months back, I was on a Gabrielle Bernstein high. I listened to her audio book for Miracles Now and became a full-on spirit junkie, taking hit after hit of Gabby’s good stuff. While like most of my infatuations, it only lasted a hot minute, I would say I was addicted. I took introspection to a DEFCON level 5, dissecting every passing thought and action, trying these wild meditations with mantras that I chanted, having absolutely zero clue what they meant. But before you judge, listen to the girl speak. You might not drink the Kool-Aid, but you’ll at least smell it to see what flavor’s in the pitcher.

She said things like …

And these memorable nuggets …

I finished the last disc and swore to find my peace, damn it!

A quick confession and choppy transition: I have over 100 blogs in my Feedly roll. Whether you find yourself appalled or impressed is neither here nor there, but what I can tell you is certain trends are undeniable in the blogosphere. Repeating themes, if you will. And right now I could create a brutal drinking game for content addicts based on the mention of any of the following: juicing, HIIT, festival, flower crown or meditation. The latter being the only one that also coincides with my resolutions for self improvement in 2015. The universe just keeps throwing it at me. So, I’m going to stop throwing it back. At least for a month.

Starting Monday, this mama is going to hide in my basement, closet (c’mon, I have no pride anymore) or bedroom for 10 minutes every day, for 30 consecutive days, and meditate. Nothing fancy. No mantras. Likely just a timer and some instrumentals. I don’t know … I don’t know if I’ll have enough time … I want to see if being mindful truly impacts decision making, parenting and sleep. I want to breathe and reboot. So, we’ll see. I’ll journal and overthink it all and report back in June. I know you’ll be on the edge of your seats (wink, wink).

Until next time …

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  • Reply Nissa Otero April 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I like this and may need to join you in the 30 day challenge!

  • Reply A-Hart April 30, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Sounds awesome! I should check that out! A pastor of mine always said "Happiness is a choice we make and a habit we develop" and I thought HOW true! So that Gabby is wise! Also, once I went to a church retreat and I wasn't able to talk to anyone for the entire first night. I shared a room with 3 others, only one of which I knew. So awkward, but by morning I was ready to hear what The Lord had waiting for me. I can see how it'd be a great practice to focus. Let us know how it goes! #GetInTheCloset

    • Reply courtney.leach3@gmail.com April 30, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Get in the closet with me, Ash. 🙂 Wouldn't be the first time (wink, wink). Charades, anyone?

    • Reply Libby April 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      ^^ lol, this convo took a turn!

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