Meditation for Stress Relief – Is it Enough to Avoid Disease?

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There is no doubt that meditation is an excellent way to achieve stress relief.  But is that enough to ensure that chronic stress doesn't affect our immune systems and make us ill? This is a very interesting question and one that doesn't have an easy answer. I would imagine that most serious meditators would argue …Read the full article…

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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Moderate stress in our lives can in fact be a positive. It keeps us alert and we respond appropriately to external stimuli. However an excess of stress can be extremely detrimental leading to adrenal fatigue and can even precipitate the onset of degenerative diseases such as cancer and heart disease. It is therefore extremely important …Read the full article…

Thomas Merton and Mindful Meditation

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  Make Mindful Meditation a Daily Habit Some years ago I was privileged to belong to a Thomas Merton group. The group met once a month in the Golden Valley, Hereford, UK, in a wonderful little cottage overlooking Dore Abbey Church. Another even greater privilege was that the group was led by Esther de Waal, …Read the full article…