In a world that is so fast-paced, which typically requires so much juggling of responsibility, it's vitality important we take time for ourselves to slow down and breathe. I found myself scurrying around this week, running from work commitments to family activities, etc. I realized I needed to chill a bit and get centered. With all the great information out there on mindfulness meditation and the benefits for the mind, body, and emotions, it behooves us to make time for those practices which help us to de-stress. I found a great (free) app called Meditation Timer Pro that is super easy to use when you have a few minutes here or there for meditation. I also found some great links for relaxing meditation music off of YouTube that you can play on your smartphone while the Meditation Timer chimes/gongs at specific intervals that you pre-set. Good stuff! Happy Meditating! Namaste, Andrea .
Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW