Annual Retreat: A Great Habit

This Friday (today) I wander off to a retreat center for my annual silent retreat. This will be my ninth year. If you’ve read Relax Focus Succeed, or many of my newsletters, than you know I’m a big fan of quiet time, prayer, and meditation. Sometimes our lives become just so “busy” that we forget […]

Quieting Your Monkey Mind

Regarding the last post, Richard had a Question: “I’m a fan of “quiet time”, I really easily fall into the habit of working without thinking about priorities, so find it helpful to find focus. However, in the past week or so I’ve really struggled to stop the chattering voices during these time-outs. I usually turn […]

Quiet Time Doesn’t Solve Problems – But It Sure Helps

I’m a big fan of Quiet Time. That might be meditation, prayer, or just sitting in the back yard watching the birds as the sun comes up. And I’ve written on several occasions about how I’ve solved problems through Quiet Time. But some people confuse these activities. Meditation/Prayers/Quiet Time is not an active attempt to […]

Ahh Nostalgia . . .

If you’re just a little bit overwhelmed with the world around you, consider conjuring up some memories. The human mind is a very interesting place. If I were to go back to school, I’d make a point of learning more about it. In particular, about memory. Your memory can be affected by many things, including […]

Tips for a Healthy Mind

There’s a good book called Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey. The book deals with a wide variety of subjects and not just ADD. Among other things, the authors make some recommendations for basic principles of what you might call “Brain […]

Yoga Nidra

If you are interested in getting started with a little “intro level” meditation, I’ve got a great resource for you.  Check out Yoga Nidra Meditation CD: Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati. You can find it on Amazon. Yoga Nidra is not “yoga” as we tend to think of it. The […]