31 minutes | May 21st 2017

Meditation: My Story and How to Get Started, Episode 20

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Heather shares how a stressful time in her life prompted her to start silent meditation. She shares what it was like meditating in her earlier days and how the experience of meditation has changed and stayed the same.  She shares some of the benefits of meditation, as well as simple instructions for how to get started with meditation.  Highlights: How a panic attack prompted me to start meditating What it was like then, and what it is like now Gratitude as a benefit of meditation Benefits of meditation, including managing stress and anxiety How to start a meditation practice Shamatha and Vipassana meditation: What are they? A simple guide to how to meditate Books and Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Shownotes: www.happinessmama.com/20 Blog Post: What I’m Doing For More Peace and Energy 10% Happier by Dan Harris Quiet Mind, edited by Susan Piver   Spread the Word: If you enjoyed the podcast and want to help other mamas be happier, too, visit iTunes or Stitcher and kindly leave me a rating, review, and subscribe. Thank you! How to Subscribe to the Happiness Mama Podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Thank you so much for listening! I hope this podcast helps you be a little bit happier, and remember, self-care is not selfish, it’s essential.
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