In Maria Borne's life you might see hints of how stress disrupts the calm of your own life. Those who have followed me over the past year are familiar with the concept of meditation, its value in restoring and maintaining wellness, and it usefulness as a AntiAgeing method. I now wish to make one of MY core missions to help infuse meditation and mindfulness into mainstream medicine, helping both fellow practitioners and patients adapt this valuable practice into their lives.
Mindfulness Meditation is a type of meditation that helps put focus on a very specific breath touch-point over an extended period of time. Meditation increases mindfulness by improving your brains ability to disregard frivolous information.
For myself, I can thank my mindfulness practice for allowing me to handle difficult conversations with my husband more elegantly, without bringing up unhealthy past emotions and avoiding unproductive correspondence. The practice of meditation, and the resulting mindfulness you adapt, can help us live life with an attitude of kindness and flexibility of perception. You ultimately become socially intelligent and make better decisions about how and with whom you interact. As you practice mindfulness, you will begin to experience life in new ways, which nurture our ability to learn and build a more profound intelligence library.


Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn (2006).
Five Good Minutes in the Evening: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Unwind from the Day and Make the Most of Your Night by Jeffrey Brantley and Wendy Millstine (2006). Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (10th anniversary edition) by Jon Kabat-Zinn (2005). I want to give you a bit more background on how meditation and the practice of being mindful, can help you live your everyday life more fully. Being mindful around food can help prevent overeating and feelings of guilt and judgments in association to the act. By paying attention to how you move, the intensity you do it in, and the skill you use in performing movements,  you can prevent accidents, burn more calories, and shape your body better while your at it.
It does not replace a practice of daily mindfulness, but certainly exercises the brainpower for such practice. Keep checking in for some tips on how to keep it real while living in high stress environment! Mindful meditation will allow you to change perspectives on a as-needed-basis, protecting you from stress and confusion, and strengthening your ability to make better decisions for a healthy joyful future.


Below, are other amazing recommended books for anyone looking to understand and incorporate mindfulness into their life.
While training to be an Integrative Health Coach, my mentors at Duke University made sure I understood that the practice of meditation would be core to my ability to help others thrive. His method is evidence based in the practice of using meditation and mindfulness to decrease anxiety, improve mood, decrease anger, decrease confusion and decrease total stress scores. I will not get into the exact physiological benefits in this post (:Meditation and the practice of being mindful allows you to live free from past and present brain-wiring (based on past experience or emotion). It is defined as a systematic method of meditation, inducing complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation while maintaining awareness at deeper levels. Learning how to be mindful will help you assess situations at hand and put them into perspective without un-useful emotion or unproductive thoughts or fears. Your mindful meditation practice will allow you to engage in difficult situations with much more control, avoiding the use of regretful actions or words.



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