Why Grounding is the Foundation for a Strong Meditation Practice

Grounding is absolutely one of the four pillars of meditation. So, what makes grounding so important?

It’s presence. We hear and talk about this thing called being present, but what does it do for us? How will we know if we achieve it? What will we feel or see or hear? These are all great questions. Let’s explore them.

Often we get sidetracked or pulled off our center by simple things that aren’t a big deal unless we dwell on them. You might be biking or driving to work and someone cuts you off. Maybe you just had an angry or difficult conversation with a loved one. Even something as simple as a coffee shop running out of your favorite pastry can set you into a tailspin if you don’t pay attention.

We don’t have to get stuck here. In fact, when another person tells us about these experiences, we might think to ourselves, oh, just get over it, it's no big deal. We’ve all been there. These are the things that keep us from being grounded. We allow ourselves to stay attached to small inconveniences. Have you ever been kind of excited to tell someone about the hideous thing that just happened to you? It’s kind of an oxymoron, isn’t it: to be excited to talk about something negative? Sometimes the things we gain from the negative (getting sympathy, for example) are the ways we trick ourselves out of staying grounded.

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Happy International Women's Day 2019!

We've been privileged to meditate with so many powerful, awe-inspiring women throughout the years. We are a women-led and owned company and proud of it! To all you women out there: you rock our world!

A little wisdom from one of our teachers, Wendy Williams:
"It's time for the divine feminine to lead...The divine feminine has been down and hidden and thought of as less than. What's really important now is that women learn how to step up into leadership in their own lives. And once they're full, [to step up into that leadership position] in the world. But only after you're full."

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RECAP: Mission to Manifest 2019

On January 26th, we hosted our first live event of the year: Mission to Manifest. It was an amazing day filled with incredible people manifesting their highest good. We had all of our Self-Discovery Group teachers in the room, including founder Deanna Marcus, therapist Kirk Cook, healing teacher Barbara Sambuceto, and spiritual life coach Wendy Williams. Photographer Sofia Marcus-Myers, designer Celeste Folsom, and analytics wiz Michele Houck joined us as well. It felt like the whole fam was there!

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Manifesting in 2019: Actionable Steps

Consider five tendencies you’d like throw in the metaphorical trash can. If you’re doing too much, consider leaving behind the tendency you have to do everything. Or, maybe you don't overcommit yourself, but you’re critical and overthink things. In this case you might consider leaving behind the need to be right, perfect, or combative. If you tend to struggle, leave behind struggle and the story you tell yourself and others about your struggles.

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Manifesting in 2019: Your Mission

We bet some of you have forgotten about how many cool things you did last year. So often, we create a list of goals from a place of lack. With that attitude, all you’re going to do is say, “I want, I want, I want.” If you’re doing that, you’re missing the point. Take a moment to think about what you’re grateful for. Take another moment to recognize what you accomplished in 2018. It might surprise you how much you already have.

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Get Ready for 2019!

Happy New Year, everyone! 2019 is the year we’ve been waiting for! In just over a week, we’ll be releasing our FIRST EVER eCourse! It's called Five Days Happier: Meditation Made EZ. We are over the moon excited and can’t wait to see what you think. Five Days Happier will be FREE from January 10th-24th, so get ready! In the meantime, watch the video above to get a taste of what you'll get out of our courses.

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