Category Archives: Mindfulness

Melancholy High

By Angela Slezak That no matter what you feel, my meditation teacher has explained, there is some benefit to the self. Even with negative feelings such as anxiety and depression, you’re getting something out of it. This was a major … Continue reading

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Marketing Mindfulness

By Angela Slezak In a new documentary on Lady Gaga, she explains that fame is not what she expected. “It is,” she says,” lonely, it is isolating, and it is very psychologically challenging because fame changes the way you’re viewed … Continue reading

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The Cat on the Mat

By Angela Slezak “Just keep returning to the mat,” my meditation teacher often says. “Just keep returning.” Over time, I’ve come to understand this. It’s not about a “good” or “bad” meditation experience. It’s about returning which trains us to … Continue reading

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Mind Lies, Presidential Lies

By Angela Slezak One of my meditation teachers often says, “The mind lies.” In her example, the mind tells you that you can’t stand another minute of sitting still but then you do. The average anxiety attack, she once told … Continue reading

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Own Won Now

By Angela Slezak Mindfulness stresses the now and being present. Early on in this learning I wondered if that meant I should take all my money and travel around the world, which is what I really wanted to be doing … Continue reading

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Fight Club: Mindfulness Noir

By Angela Slezak When I was younger I lamented often about the excessive violence in American film and was often told, “It’s essential to the story.” I understand movies about violent elements or events will have violence. However, much of … Continue reading

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