“I got lucky enough to get introduced to TM (transcendental meditation) when I was in high school so that was really important…” Susan Silverman

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/chris-cornells-daughter-and-ex-wife-discuss-overcoming-loss-and-grief-on-final-episode-of-mind-wide-open/

 

Key points
The United States currently spends more than $4 trillion on healthcare yet the healthcare systems ranks 22nd in the world.
Chronic stress is responsible for a large part of healthcare costs and has been called the “health epidemic of the 21st century.”
Studies suggest that teaching patients to meditate decreases physician fees and reduces the need for healthcare services.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-meditating-mind/202107/how-meditation-could-help-heal-healthcare

 

Even though Vanessa feels fortunate to be able to do something she loves for a living, she also needs time to decompress. Meditation is one of her favorite ways to do that. During an interview with The New York Times, Vanessa said, “I usually meditate twice a day, Transcendental Meditation. For some reason, I always forget to meditate on Sunday, because it’s such a weird day, and I’ll remember at 5 and meditate for 20 minutes. And it’s great, because I’ll feel like I’m getting something done. Even though I am sitting on the couch.”

 

“I’m a new mother. My daughter—she’s such a gift—but there is sometimes a challenge concerning sleep! No matter how much support you have. But where am I going to get those six hours that I used to get? Where did it go?” “There’s been so many different ways TM has blessed me, but in this particular moment, as a new mother, I take 20 minutes. Not only do I find the deepest rest that I need, that my body is desperate for—but it feels like I’ve stolen two-plus hours, maybe three hours, from the clock.”

Katy Perry ~ Cosmopolitan.com

 

It’s not just diet and exercise that have been crucial when it comes to Lowe’s personal and professional success—the star says that adopting a daily transcendental meditation practice has been instrumental to his wel-lbeing. “It’s changed my life,” says Lowe, who meditates twice a day for 20 minutes, admitting that finding the right routine for him has taken him nearly three decades.
Lowe says that meditation has helped him approach his daily life with a clear head. When he’s confronted with a difficult situation, “I have this feeling of, ‘Oh, there was a time when this would have me feel angry, irritable, or tense, but today, I don’t care about that,'” Lowe says.
(From : Eat this not that mag)

 

Overwork culture is thriving; we think of long hours and constant exhaustion as a marker of success. Given what we know about burnout, why do we do give in?

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210507-why-we-glorify-the-cult-of-burnout-and-overwork?utm_source=pocket-newtab-global-en-GB

* “I am aiming to Zoom at least once a week, hopefully more I am very pleased to be finally getting into TM through the Zooms.”  Tim ~ Manchester

* “Pulled over in my car on random road, feel a bit of an idiot, it is to be done anywhere though hey?  (Late getting home for online meditation so did in car)  Paula ~ Derby

* “Thanks – that was lovely.  Moray ~ Northumberland

* “Thanks – I could have gone on for quite a long time this evening.”  Sue ~ Lincoln

* “Thank you very much. That was great.” 👍  Jongky ~ Edinburgh

* “Thanks – lovely session!  Eva ~ London

 * “Thanks! I really enjoyed tonight’s meditation.”  Lucy ~ Humberside

* “Thanks for that, I’ll definitely be back for these as it really helped – especially with my habit of jumping out of meditation too quickly to tick off whatever needs doing!  It was lovely to sink a bit deeper again in that session.”  Mark ~ Humberside

* ” Overall I’m doing much better but one thing that sticks out is not long after I started TM, maybe a couple of weeks, I was having a freak out because I thought I had lost some work records I was supposed to be auditing. I went and sat and meditated and during it I remembered if I did loose them in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter. After the meditation I felt so calm and centred and much better overall. It really was a big moment for me because getting overwhelmed and having emotional breakdowns where it all spirals down has been a big problem for me.  I did find the work records a few days later. I still haven’t got round to auditing them>” 😂  Rita ~ Leeds

* “I continue to meditate daily and continue to get enormous benefit from it.  I just completed my first job back to work after 10months away. It is a difficult, highly pressured, very stressful job. (for example I worked without sleep for the last 46 hours!)                                                                                                         Interestingly I did exactly the same job a year ago. A controlled experiment pre and post meditation course! The difference was evident! My communication was more direct and timely, i conducted meetings more effectively, I noted increased confidence, and writing flowed more smoothly. There is no doubt this was partly due to familiarity, but I think meditation also had a huge impact on my approach. This made the whole experience, while just as tiring, more personally beneficial, and quality of the work delivered was improved.” Helen ~ London

* “Thanks, that was great.  This discussion has been so helpful— a great refresher, thanks”  Abi ~ Manchester

* “Wanted to touch in and say hello- I’m still doing my TM practice daily and loving it.  Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to attend the Zoom class because of wifi issues currently happening-  I really miss it and wanted to let you know how much I value that your group makes this available.  Hopefully I’ll be back on soon and see you then!”  Niketa ~ Bahamas