892: The Difference Between Meditation and Mindfulness

892: The Difference Between Meditation and Mindfulness

Later this week I am going to be speaking with Gail Soffer of the Mindful Warrior Project.  When she and I last spoke she wanted me to be aware that she does not use meditation at all with returning vets.  She uses mindfulness techniques.  Since many people think that the two are the same thing, I thought it would be good to clear up the distinction.

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888: Brendan Barca Talks About His Meditation Practice as a Novice (R)

888: Brendan Barca Talks About His Meditation Practice as a Novice (R)

Today I am excited to introduce you to Brendan Barca.  He is a blogger and the founder of Straddletheline.co, a site dedicated to helping millennials live a fuller life by helping them find their passion.  I met Brendan when he joined the mastermind group that I belong to.  Even though we both share an entrepreneurial spirit, I have asked him to be on ZEN commuter to talk about his meditation practice.  As a self-professed beginner, I thought it would be to talk to him about his successes and challenges with meditation in the hope that others just starting out can learn from our discussion.

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886: Namaste: How it Creates Community (R)

886: Namaste: How it Creates Community (R)

I am a writer, so of course I understand the power of words.  I love words, because they are indeed one of the ways we communicate our feelings, our hopes and desires.  They help us express frustration, joy, anger and faith.

Today I am going to talk about a word that is often misunderstood and often misrepresented in western culture; namaste.

I will talk about the origin of the word and how it can be used to create community.  You can bet I will offer a challenge that will start the week off right.

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