Meditation: Marie’s Personal Practice

A reader named Sei asked if I could walk her through one of my most important daily habits. Specifically, how I meditate.

My first thought: “There’s soooo much info on meditation out there already…do I really need to add to the pile?”

There are 1440 minutes in a day. They’ll all go better if you take 10 of them to meditate. Click To Tweet

Second thought: “Yeah, I do. Because I haven’t fully covered my personal practice yet. And when you’re earnestly trying to learn something new, specific steps from someone you trust are vital.”

While I’ve mentioned the power of meditation many times, if you’ve been curious to know exactly how I do it, today’s episode breaks it down.

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How To Keep Stress From Shriveling Your Brain Into A Raisin

We all get stressed out from time to time, right? (My hand is raised.)

But did you know stress can actually shrivel your brain like a California raisin? No joke. Research shows that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function, and not in a good way.

Stress comes from resisting what is. If you want less stress, make isness your business. Click To Tweet

Specifically, making you more prone to anxiety and depression while making it harder for you to focus, learn and remember new things. Serious stuff.

If you’re like me and want your brain to stay plump and healthy, today’s MarieTV is a must watch. Because let’s face it, stress happens. That part is largely out of our control.

But what we can control is how we respond.

That’s why it’s vital to have a simple toolkit to not only get out of stress mode more quickly, but also save our brains from unnecessary and dangerous shrinkage.

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Feel Like You Should Be Further Ahead By Now? Do This, Pronto.

“What’s wrong with me? This is nuts. I should be so much further ahead by now.”

Do you ever get caught up in this truly shitastic thought loop? Here’s how it goes.

Based on your age, the ultimate vision you have for your life and the non-stop work you’re putting in, you can’t help but feel behind. Like, desperately behind.

Where you are is exactly where you need to be. Trust the timing of your life. Click To Tweet

You look around at friends and colleagues. Yup, 100% confirmed. Pretty much everyone is leaving you in the dust.

The proof? They’re getting the exact kind of gigs you’d hoped for. Making the kinds of things you’ve been meaning to make. Essentially living your dream life — just better, faster and first.

If you ever feel like you’re always in last place, today’s episode of MarieTV is for you. You’ll learn a simple way to rescue yourself from this toxic emotional vortex we all seem to slip into.

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The Crazy Simple Stress-Busting Tool You’re Not Using (Yet)

Ever have one of those days where it seems like things just keep going wrong?

Sure, you’re still breathing. But beyond that, it’s a sh*t show. Problems start stacking up like hotcakes. No matter which way you turn, things seem to get worse.

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I had one of those days earlier this year, and it was not cute. In fact, I got so heated on the phone that my ever-so-insightful-and-supportive man Josh came into the room to make sure everything was O.K. (Hey – I’m Italian and from NJ. I can be, shall we say, very expressive at times!)

Turns out, that highly-annoying afternoon gave birth to a highly-effective strategy to deal with stress. Best part? I’m still using this tool, over 6 months later, and it works like a charm.

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Should You Toughen Up? Unexpected Advice For Sensitive Souls

Do you ever wonder if you’re too sensitive?

Maybe people have said, “You need to get a thicker skin,” or it’s simply something you repeatedly say to yourself. Particularly on those days when conflict, criticism or other people’s negative energy makes you feel like you got punched in the gut.

Sensitivity is a sign of strength. It’s not about toughening up, it’s about smartening up. Click To Tweet

As a highly sensitive person, this has been a recurring theme in my life. And in today’s episode, you’ll learn how to make your sensitivity a gift instead of a setback.

Because I honestly believe my ability to feel things deeply is one of my greatest strengths. It’s what allows me to do the work I do in the world. And it’s taken me quite some time to figure how to really leverage that gift, while mitigating the downside.

My hope is that some of what I’ve learned might help you, too.

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