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The Weekly Calm #04: January 26th – February 1st, 2019

Here are some interesting links that I’ve found online regarding meditation, mindfulness and everything in between for the week ending Friday February 1st, 2019.

Enjoy…


The Weekly Calm #04: January 26th – February 1st, 2019

The Gift Of A Compassionate NO!

Mindfulness For Kids

David Lynch Explains How Meditation Boosts Our Creativity

Weekly Wellness: Benefits of meditating

A Mindful Eating Tip

How meditation, art and a Buddhist monk saved a man’s life

The Mindful Fitness Challenge

Wellness: Mindfulness in Your Everyday Life

Mindfulness Meditation: Why It Works

Meditate, Don’t Medicate

Why It’s Important to Wake Up Happy, and How You Can Infuse Your Mornings With Joy

More schools using yoga to calm, strengthen, focus students

Like Prince Harry, these Northern Ireland men meditate every day

Breathe in, breathe out: The new pre boarding ritual

Meditation Is the Antidote to Your Crazy Life, Here’s How to Start

Tips on Designing a Perfect Meditation Garden

What is Mindfulness and Why Should I Give it a Try?

Find peace and reduce stress through meditation

Deepak Chopra On Finding Balance Amidst A Busy Schedule

Neuroscientist shares how light and sound can enhance meditation


If you have any questions or, you want to have a discussion regarding any of the above links, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, be still and enjoy the silence,

Corey Stewart
The Calm Life

The Weekly Calm #03: January 19th – 25th, 2019

Here are some interesting links that I’ve found online regarding meditation, mindfulness and everything in between for the week ending Friday January 25th, 2019.


The Weekly Calm #03: January 19th – 25th, 2019


5 Tips for Mindful Parenting – Relationships

Tips On How To Be Mindful

Minimalism: Means to a Better Life For All

How to Practice Mindful Eating With Doctor Oz

Uber has introduced mindfulness and meditation exercises to its app

The Father of Mindfulness Awaits the End of This Life

Find peace and reduce stress through meditation

8 best mindfulness apps

Ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine

Feel like screaming all the time? Here’s how to let go of anger before you self-combust

If you have any questions or, you want to have a discussion regarding any of the above links, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, be still and enjoy the silence,

Corey Stewart
The Calm Life

The Weekly Calm #02: January 12th – 18th, 2019

Here are some interesting links that I’ve found online regarding meditation, mindfulness and everything in between for the week ending Friday January 18th, 2019.


The Weekly Calm #02: January 12th – 18th, 2019


5 Ways to Bring Meaning Back into Your Life

Mindfulness, one stitch at a time

Mindfulness could ease emotional symptoms of the menopause, scientists say

To Empty the Mind, or not to Empty the Mind

How Cultures Around the World Practice Mindfulness

Proper Breathing Brings Better Health

Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S.

Practise mindfulness to eliminate daily negativity

Millennials Seek Mindfulness as a Fix for Their High Stress Levels

Try these simple mindfulness techniques to get to sleep

Meditate… Your Mind Wants To

Mindfulness Protects Against Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, and Sleep Issues in MS Patients, Study Finds

The business of mindfulness: Eastern focus exercise goes mainstream

Why haven’t you started meditating, already? Why hasn’t everyone?

Effects meditation has on the mind and mental illness.

On the Art of Finding Yourself

I Don’t Need Meditation Apps. I Need Real, Genuine Solitude.

12 Questions: Mindfulness educator Kristina Cavit


So there you have it, some interesting links for you to check out. If you have any questions or, you want to have a discussion regarding any of the above links, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, be still and enjoy the silence,

Corey Stewart
The Calm Life

6 Ways Meditation Is More Simple Than You Think

We human beings have a really strange habit of making things more complicated than they really are.

Take meditation for example. Mention the very word meditation to the average person on the street and you get comments such as…

  • “Trying to be quiet and still is way to hard to do”
  • “It takes far too long to get any results”
  • “I’m not a Buddhist, meditation has nothing to do with me”
  • “My legs go numb every time I try to sit down and cross them”
  • “I’m just far too busy to be worrying about meditation”

Well, in the Get The Gloss article 6 Reasons Why Meditation Is Far Simpler Than You Thinkauthor Anna Hunter describes a type of meditation that dismisses all of the myths that people attach to it.

Vedic meditation is one of the oldest forms of meditation there is and involves sitting down in a chair for twenty minutes every morning and afternoon or evening, closing your eyes and repeating a personal mantra.

That’s pretty much it, even the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) are doing it.

Now, before I hear you groaning in displeasure saying “please, not another piece on Harry and Meghan” let’s give some credit where it’s due.

Harry and Meghan have certainly shone a positive spotlight on the concept of meditation and if Vedic meditation is as simple to do as claimed, maybe more people will start exploring what meditation can do for them.

That, to me can only be a positive outcome for everybody.

Anyway, back to the article… Anna Hunter goes on to listing the six reasons why meditation is simple.

  • You don’t have to be cross-legged
  • It doesn’t take up too much time
  • Meditation is for everyone
  • Meditation is not meant to be hard
  • It’s not a religious/belief system
  • It’s not hard to get benefit from

Personally, the belief that meditation is only for a select few people is one of the major obstacles getting in the way of everyone benefiting from it. This article goes a very long way in dispelling any myths or false beliefs about the practise.

What do you think? What is your favourite type of meditation?

In the meantime, be still and enjoy the peace,

Corey Stewart
The Calm Life


Click on the original link:  6 Reasons Why Meditation Is Far Simpler Than You Think

The Weekly Calm #01: January 5th – 11th, 2019

Here are some interesting links that I’ve found online regarding meditation, mindfulness and everything in between for the week ending Friday January 11th, 2019.

Enjoy…


The Weekly Calm #01: January 5th – January 11th, 2019


19 Uncomfortable Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself in 2019

Mindfulness in daily life: Cultivating peace of mind in 2019

Prince Charles funds yoga and meditation for young prisoners

19 Tiny Changes You Can Make in Your Home to Make Life Simpler in 2019

Seven creative ways to practise mindfulness

Meditation to Reduce Stress and Experience Well-being

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be treated by Mindfulness Meditation: Here’s how!

Mindfulness for children: 3 easy exercises to try with your kids

You Should Meditate Every Day

What Type of Meditation Is Right for You?

The best mindfulness and meditation podcasts to listen to in 2019

21 Small Changes To Try For Better Sleep in 2019

Can meditation help kids with autism better cope with sensory overload?

One Hundred & Four Years of Alan Watts

How to Make Washing Dishes a Mindful Experience

Why You Should Take a Minute to Meditate (Almost) Every Day


So there you have it, some interesting links for you to check out. If you have any questions or, you want to have a discussion regarding any of the above links, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, be still and enjoy the silence,

Corey Stewart
The Calm Life

What Is Meditation And Why Is It Important For Today’s Society?

Okay, let’s address the first part of the question… “What is meditation?”

Well, according to Wikipedia, meditation is defined as…

“… a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.”

For me, meditation is a means of stopping the never-ending chatter in your mind through being still, quiet and in the present moment. The desired result is a feeling of being more calm, relaxed and at peace with yourself and the world around you.

The main point to realise with meditation is that you don’t get to your desired result straight away, you need to be patient with it. It takes a lot of consistent practise to achieve the state of relaxation that you would be looking for.

However, there is a plus side to being patient and putting in the practise. The very act of practising meditation (whether you think you’re good at it or not) is just as important.

Giving meditation a go and integrating it in your life’s journey is its own reward.

Another great thing about meditation is that it can be practised by religious and non-religious people alike. This shows the versatile, and inclusive nature of meditation.

You see, meditation is for everyone.

And now for the second part of the question… “Why is meditation so important for today’s society?”

Right now, we live in a 24/7 world where nothing stops to take a break and because of this, we are all unwilling participants in a perpetual game of catch up to which there are no winners and no end.

Meditation allows us to step off the treadmill and to take a break from the race. This encourages us to be a human “being” rather than a human “doing.”

We all need some time out every once in a while, meditation gives us that gift at any time we choose to practise.

With that in mind, imagine a world where everyone was calm, relaxed and at peace with themselves and with everyone else? What kind of a world would we be living in?

I don’t know about you, but it’s definitely a world I’d like to be living in so, consider meditation as a regular part of your daily life and you’ll find that you will be calmer, more relaxed, more at peace, less anxious and you’ll feel happier as a result.

Until next time, be still and enjoy the silence,

Corey Stewart
The Calm Life

The Calm Life – The First Post

Imagine living a life where no matter what happens you will be clear and concise in your thinking and calm throughout.

Imagine living a life where you are happy, relaxed and fulfilled even when nothing is happening. Imagine no frustrations, no suffering and no stress…

Just a wonderful sense of calm.

If this sounds like something that you want from your life then you’ve come to the right place. The Calm Life is a website that will guide you on how to achieve…

The Calm Life.

My name is Corey Stewart and I’m a Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Producer and Blogger from Australia but I am also a seeker of calm through the practices of mindfulness and meditation.

I created The Calm Life as a way of reinforcing my own daily practise while at the same time sharing my journey with the rest of the world.

Now, before you start thinking that this site is going to be another one of those hippy/religious ranting site of some kind… Just hear me out.

Meditation and mindfulness may have originated thousands of years ago in the East however, the benefits of these two practises are just as relevant today as they were all those years ago.

The best thing about practising Mindfulness and Meditation is that you don’t need any special tools. You know, I bet there are times where you have practised mindfulness and meditation without even knowing it.

So find yourself a comfortable space, grab a cup of tea and immerse yourself into The Calm Life. You’ll be glad you did.

Until next time, be still and enjoy the silence,

Corey Stewart
The Calm Life

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