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Free 21-Day Meditation Challenge

Our lives are increasingly busy. And the pace does not seem to be easing up.

Normal day to day conversations often lead with talk about feeling stressed and the prevalence of anxiety ruling our lives.

Self-care has become a buzz reference along with the normalization of yoga, meditation and getting fit. While on the one hand, these things are more accessible than ever, talking about it does not necessarily lead to us reaping the benefits of actually doing it, because we are not actually taking the time to pause, shift, and engage.

Deepak Chopra and Oprah offer free 21-day meditation challenges every few months.

It is a great way to see if guided meditation is up your alley. Some of the challenges may resonate with your more than others, and that is totally fine. Give yourself permission to acknowledge when something is not a good fit for you. That said, you are better able to make that assessment when you have given it a try.

So here is the link for any of you who may be interested. It’s worth a try… Enjoy!

https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Married

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Married

Intimate relationships are an incredibly fulfilling and positive part of our lives when they are working well. But to feel alone in a relationship, or resentful that you have given up pieces of yourself that were important to you in order to make the relationship work can be devastating and can begin to impact other areas of your life. Healthy and happy relationships are possible. And sometimes it is simply a matter of small shifts that make significant differences.

Making a Marriage Work | Dr. John Gottman

Here’s some science behind happy relationships. Dr. Gottman outlines the findings, tools and techniques that have helped thousands of couples from around the world build a “Sound Relationship House.”

The Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Joelle Rabow Maletis | TED-Ed

Many of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects. But for millions of people, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. Joelle Rabow Maletis details the science behind post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. [TED-Ed Animation by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat]

The Secret to Desire in a Long Term Relationship by Esther Perel

Great TedTalk by Esther Perel on how to maintain and increase desire in long term relationships. Worth a watch.