Meditation beginners and gurus alike will find lots of options
with The Mindfulness App. A five-day guided practice and introduction to
mindfulness helps you get started, and timed guided or silent meditations from
3 to 30 minutes will suit your busy lifestyle. The app also offers personalized
meditation options, reminders to keep you mindful throughout the day, and
statistics to track in your meditation journal.
Find calmness, wellness, and balance in your life with this
app’s guided meditation and mindfulness techniques for daytime use. Before bed,
try any of its 10 new sleep music tracks or 16 nature soundscapes. The app
builds personalized plans based on a little input from you, so you can learn
the essentials of meditation and build from there.
This award-winning app has calming exercises, breathing
techniques to help you relax, and even a Calm Kids section with meditations for
kids between 3 and 17. The new Sleep Stories section features a great mix of
voice talent — you may recognize actors Matthew McConaughey or Jerome Flynn —
to lull you to sleep. A recent update to the Calm app makes for a mindful
experience through the Apple Watch, with three new breathing exercises, a
mindful walking meditation, and calming exercises you can all access right from
Are you guys ready for the next step toward emotional
If you took time to get “quiet” last week then you probably noticed a few thoughts or worries that tried to compete with your quiet space. The disturbances may have appeared as bills, tasks, people, situations… what are you supposed to do with these thoughts and feelings so that you can have a true time of quiet or peace?
You must acknowledge the
negativity, I call it “see the boundaries.”
Follow the steps
– When a thought or
worry presents itself, write it down
– After you write the worry down, take a moment and think of the solution
– When you are having “quiet” time and the worry appears, tell yourself that you have already solved the problem. This gives the problem permission to leave your quiet space.
Join me next Monday as we gain more tools towards peace and
Do you have questions about how God’s love has the ability to sometimes accompany pain and disappointment? Check out this classic movie: The Shack
The Shack for me has been the best illustration of God’s love and the complexities of life rolled into a two-hour representation of a true story. You may not receive all the answers you are looking for concerning pain and forgiveness, but if you watch it with an open mind then you just may find the peace you have been looking for.
How do you begin calming your mind and uplifting your spirit?
STEP 1: You must learn how to get quiet.
Quiet means more than a lack of speaking, it’s a moment of
peace, where interferences of any kind is not welcome. You may think that you know how to be quiet,
but there is a skill to being still. Look at the steps below and try this week
to have a quiet moment.
Take a moment in your day to sit
and be still.
Cut off or silence all technology
Dim the lights in the room you are in (or light
Close your eyes
Get in a comfortable position (sitting or lying
This quiet moment can be 30 seconds to 5 minutes, just allow
yourself to be still and uninterrupted. Let me know how the experience is for
You must see this short clip concerning forgiveness. Oprah sits down with Marianne Williamson and the way she describes the path to forgiveness shed incredible light and perspective to the subject! Sit back, relax, and become enlightened. Enjoy
Today I want to introduce you to true power, when you learn how to control your thoughts you learn how to control your life.
Through meditation I have learned
to build my own vehicle for receiving and experiencing the situations that come
into my life. I for one didn’t want to live
at the mercy of my emotions. Being driven
by your emotions is like strapping your mentality into a seat on a roller coaster
that pushes your body back and forth until life decides that the ride is done. My
body was worn and mentality exhausted, until I learned that I could take my
power back, that I could construct my own ride for the experience called life.
Through meditation I have learned
how to slow down, speed up, and control the turns in my newly constructed life.
I have learned that every bump on the road doesn’t have to make me sick to my
stomach or have lingering aches and pains.
This month I want to share with you some of the tools I have chosen on this journey that has helped me build a powerful and productive lifestyle. Join me!
Check out these incredible apps which assist families in productivity and organization!
1. Google Calendar
The calendar from Google is one of the most-widely used apps because it’s free, simple and available on all platforms. All you need is a Google email address and you’re good to go. Google’s color-coding options make it easy to divide up different types of tasks, activities and events, so that each person can filter their view by what matters to them. The ability to share calendars make it the perfect option for busy families with older children who have a lot of practices and other dates to keep track of on a weekly basis
Trello is a project management tool that has
been loved by professional project managers for years, but tons of families
rely on it as well. Essentially an electronic corkboard, Trello can be as
simple or as complicated as you would like it to be. You can create a “board”
for anything, from a family vacation to meal-planning. Share it with your
family members and anyone can add “cards” made up of links, thoughts, dates,
to-dos and more. Family members can comment on cards and easily move them
around by dragging and dropping. You can also find templates for Trello created
by other families that you can save to your own Trello for your family’s use.
Cozi has been around for many years and is still the go-to family organizational tool for many parents. It boasts a host of features such as family calendars, to-do lists, recipe sections, shopping lists and even a space for a family journal. Because there are so many features within Cozi, some parents find it overly complicated, but it’s still a favorite for many. With over 20 million users, Cozi is cross-platform and definitely worth checking out. The ad-supported version is free, but an ad-free version is also available as a paid upgrade .
Thank you Kate Ward for the incredible compilation article.