Laura is busy New Yorker with BIG plans! As a sound therapist she, along with her husband, created the MAPS (Mindfulness, Activation, Purpose, and Surrender) Institute.
No matter your political affiliation, this season is probably stressing you out — and putting your central nervous system (CNS) on edge!
The best way to respond isn’t yelling at the first passerby that looks at you funny. Instead, establishing a routine that gives your CNS a little TLC is much more effective!
You may have even heard about the practice of “sound healing” or the now-über popular binaural beats. Sound is healing, at least in the psychosomatic way. It makes us feel good – but it can’t actually heal, right? Or can it…
While you may have tried some form of meditation in the past, because of these challenges, you may have had trouble forming a sustainable practice.
This may be because you haven’t found the appropriate meditation technique for you, but for many, it’s because they have uncertainty about the HOW of meditation. How does this thing actually work?
Emotions influence how we engage with others, affect the decisions we make and our relationship with them, and how we respond to them, and communicate with them, makes all the difference.
When was the last time you felt truly happy for another being? The Buddha taught that our happiness is tied directly to the happiness of others. This practice of mudita, therefore, helps teach us to experience the joy of others in a heartfelt way, regardless of their relationship to us and, in so doing, nurture the seeds of our own happiness.