Black Girl's Guide to Calm

4 Tips for Beginner Meditators

“Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.” – Baba Ram Dass Have you been interested in starting a meditation practice but feel overwhelmed by the thought? I get it, with all the tips and information out there, it can be difficult to just begin. In the video below, I’m sharing 4 […]

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[Video] You CAN Meditate (I Promise!)

In this video, I’m sharing the top two reasons I hear why people don’t think they can meditate — and why those reasons aren’t true! Even you — yes YOU — can meditate…promise. And you totally need to. Watch the video to see why and how to begin.  

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4 Types of Meditation to Consider Trying

You’re totally new to meditation — or you’ve tried it some — and you decide to open up your browser and do some research. If you’re like a lot of people, you probably get overwhelmed by all the different types of meditations you see. But, because I’m here to help you get started, here are my favorite types […]

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#CalmTip: Do a Walking Meditation

According to MeditationOasis.com, walking meditation can be as profound as sitting meditation and has the advantage of bringing the meditative experience into your activity. Here’s how to do it: Before starting, spend some time standing still, becoming aware of your body. Take a few deep breaths, paying attention to the sensation of your breath. Allow […]

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3 Breathing Techniques for Stress Relief

One of my favorite (and probably easiest) ways to create calm is breathing. I know, you might be thinking, Uhhh, I breathe all the time, and I don’t feel any calmer. What are you talking about? Well, to use your breath as a method to create calm, you have to breathe effectively. But before I tell […]

#CalmTip: Mindfulness Meditation

  According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness meditation instructor, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” It can be practiced anywhere, any time, and you can even do it while you’re walking, eating, or cleaning. To practice mindfulness meditation while sitting is simple: Focus on your breath, the […]

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Finding Your Calm at Work (A Guest Post for The Cubicle Chick)

  Whether you work 9-to-5 in an office or from home as a solopreneur, stress in your career is inevitable. In fact, a 2014 study from Harris Interactive for Everest College reports that around 83 percent of American workers feel stressed out by their jobs. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this stress and anxiety (whew!). […]

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Visualizing with Meditation

Visualizing is a great tool to create more calm in your life, especially when coupled with meditation and deep breathing. Below is a guided meditation audio that includes visualization (if you prefer to read how to do it and do it on your own, go here). It’s just a few minutes long, and you can […]

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How to Meditate:The Basics

  Want to meditate but having trouble getting started? This post is for you! I’m going to share the basics of how to meditate so you can begin your practice. Before I get into that, I want to share a definition of meditation: “a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that […]

Book

    I’m super excited to announce the launch of my book, The Black Girl’s Guide to Calm! It’s a quick guide that shares practical tips and advice for creating more calm and peace in your life. You’ll learn: Why and how to meditate, plus breathing techniques Ways you can use affirmations to find your […]