Emerging stronger
Last year was one of my toughest ever. I left the company I’d founded back in 2014, went through a divorce, and quit work due to mental fatigue.
Things weren’t easy as I juggled the options of staying in Denmark or returning to my homeland Brazil (without my children). Self-doubt and anxiety grew, and I ended up going to a psychiatrist, starting cognitive therapy and practising transcendental meditation.
All of them were critical as I elected to look inside myself


Meditation is a huge part of Langer’s life and he credits a lot of his success to it.


“Coping skills and stress reduction have been associated with improved quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease,” the researchers wrote. “Stress management learned through cognitive behavioral therapy programs and transcendental meditation.”


“Researchers found that if you’re not getting sufficient sleep in the week before you get your standard flu shot, you produce less than 50% of the normal antibody response, rendering that vaccination far less effective.”


Ray Dalio: If I were a young adult during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s what I would focus on

“I’d feed my curiosities, stay in touch with people I care about and meditate”


A shortcut to stress relief

Once they compiled the data, they were shocked. It was incontrovertible. Striking physiologic changes came with meditation—sharp drops in heart rate, respiratory rate and metabolic rate. In the initial study, the blood pressures of the study subjects didn’t drop during meditation, but overall, the group that meditated had significantly lower baseline blood pressures than those who didn’t.


IE: And you practice TM, of course. TB: “Yeah, I do. And I feel like I really need it. Things are busy here. And when I meditate, I’ve got all those things on my mind, but then all of those thoughts start to pull into place.” Tim Burgess


The Might Boosh creator tells Lorraine about meditating with his friend Russell Brand.



Meditation & depression.

Sadly Lynn died just 2 weeks ago. Her description of the benefits of meditation will be relevant to many. “I had this idea that [meditation] was going to be a magic bullet. It’s going to solve my depression, it’s going to solve my eating disorder. I’m going to be a perfect person. Well obviously, that did not happen, but it still was a life changer. It really helped on every level of dealing with stress, with toxic work situations, with addictive behaviors, with all kinds of self-acceptance and self-forgiveness. When I go back and remember specific circumstances or experiences five years ago compared to now, it’s like, Oh yeah, I’m a different person.” Lynn Shelton