Author: Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, RYT500, LVCYT (Deb Phelps)

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Take a Mindful Pause
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Take a Mindful Pause

I know for me, even after 41 years of mindfulness meditation practice, that I can still at times be swayed by habitual actions, chores, and activities without granting too much attention to them. It’s an auto-pilot that we probably all know so well. We become caught up in the “doing” of activities or even in...

Letting Go of Your Story
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Letting Go of Your Story

The Story! Oh, how we like to listen to our thoughts and let them write a full story about someone else, a situation, or even ourselves. I know this myself in various situations of my life, be it the trauma, the health challenges (even those of late) and the relationships gone and forgotten. It spins...

The Steadiness of a Mountain (with a Mountain Meditation)
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The Steadiness of a Mountain (with a Mountain Meditation)

Recently I created a customized guided meditation for a corporate client. I included in this meditation imagery of a mountain to promote stableness of mind. As I have been returning to my book-in-progress manuscript, I discovered this passage I wrote in relation to how the story we write about ourselves can be conquered by the...

Pause for Presence | Radical Compassion
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Pause for Presence | Radical Compassion

  From Tara Brach’s Radical Compassion, Chapter 11: Especially when strong emotions like fear, shame, and anger are running the show, we’ll do almost anything rather than be right here feeling our raw and unpleasant feelings. When we’re caught in our reactive trance, it’s as though we were on a bicycle pedaling away from the present...