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Mind Your Mind, or Why You’re NOT Doing Meditation “Wrong”

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When I was in college I was a member of a few Student Association groups on campus, as well as being a member of a pagan group that met at the Universal Unitarian Church off-campus.

One of the SA groups I was a member of was called “Mind Your Mind.” It was a meditation group.

During a “street fair” type of party on campus, we had a sign outside of the Student Activities building that said, “Free Guided Meditation Inside!” Each member of the group switched off in guiding anyone that was interested in learning the benefits of meditation, how to meditate, and then if the participant was willing, talking them through a guided meditation. We had signed up to use a room in the SA building, and we had shifts: one person would stand next to the sign outside the building, and the other person would walk whoever was willing to participate inside to the room we signed out and walk/talk them through meditation.

I’ve never been a missionary, but to me it felt like we were meditation missionaries: spreading the Good Word of meditation!

There have been quite a few years that have passed between the completion of my time in college and me resuming meditation practices, albeit this time different practices and individually. I am happy to say that I’m no longer a “meditation missionary”; I’m a firm believer in doing what works for you. I can’t tell you if meditation will work for you, or what type: all I know is that it works for me, especially in the morning right after I wake up and before I do anything else.

If you want to try meditation, here’s some tips to both listen to and avoid. Take what works for you and throw out what doesn’t: you have my full blessing to!Continue Reading

Top Ten Tarot by Hilary Blog Posts—2015 Wrap-Up Edition

The last time I did a top ten, it was at the end of 2012, reminiscing on the blogging year I was leaving behind.

Besides the realization of “gee, I should do that again!” I also learned that doing a top ten list is an excellent way to wrap up the year and go into the new year fresh, clean, and knowing exactly where you came from… so you know where you’re going! It was hard to choose my favorite blog posts, but I was able to do it based on site stats, general popularity, and which ones were my personal favorites to write. Without further ado…

Best of Tarot by Hilary 2015

10. Lessons from Boy Meets World and a Return to Regular Programming

Oh, reruns of Boy Meets World, can there EVER be enough of you? Me stumbling across the episode “Quiz Show” on MTV2 during a bout of procrastination yielded this blog post, all about investing time and energy in worthy pursuits (like my tarot business and my blogging) and less time used up by my addiction to Candy Crush.

 

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Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of a Tarot Reader

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A day in the life of THIS tarot reader, at least!

It’s a busy world we live in, and the single biggest complaint I’ve heard is that people don’t have enough time in the day to do everything they want to do. Here’s the thing though: we all have the same amount of time. 24 hours in a day doesn’t seem like much, but when you start to track your day, you realize exactly where you have free time… and where you don’t.

The following is my attempt to track my time over a given weekday, and offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what a tarot reader does during the day. Results may vary!


 

⏰ 7 a.m.—wakeup, glass of water, check sleep-stats with the withings app
I decided when writing my post on the breaking of bad habits and the formation of good ones to start tracking my sleep. I am notorious for being a night owl, going to bed way too late, not getting enough sleep, and then having no time to do what I’d like to do in the morning before going to work at my day job as an editor. I had a good night’s sleep last night, thanks to going to bed early to cuddle and care for my sick-with-a-cold husband!

Thanks, Heathmate App from Withings!

Thanks, Heathmate App from Withings!

⏰ 7:15 a.m.—straight to meditationContinue Reading

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