One of the biggest tools in my sobriety toolbox has been meditation. When you hear the word “meditation” what comes to mind? Is it bearded yogis in flowing tunics peacefully “om” -ing in an idyllic, natural setting? Or is it bendy, sculpted twenty-somethings in Lululemon with mandala tattoos posing peacefully in a yoga studio on Instagram […]
About ten years ago, I started dabbling in the world of meditation. I’m embarrassed to admit that my journey started with reading The Secret (thanks, Oprah).
In my defense, I had just ended a five-year toxic relationship and was equal parts vulnerable and desperate for guidance. After The Secret, I paid an absurd amount of money for a 30-day meditation course by (you guessed it) Oprah along with Deepak Chopra.
I recently listened to a Ted Talk by Judson Brewer about bad habits and how to break them. If you’re reading this right now, chances are you have a bad habit that you would like to break. He talked about using mindfulness as a strategy to break bad habits, a strategy that I have used in my own life to help get myself out of some pretty dark places, so his lecture really spoke to me and I hope that it can be effective for you as well.