Episode 202: Challenge #19 Meditation: Interview Andrea Carver

Episode 202: Challenge #19 Meditation: Interview Andrea Carver

We create. Everyday we create connection, chaos, possibility, drama, conversation, expectations, money, homes, relationships, works of art, friction, love, stories, or we don’t…

Our power lies in our ability to direct our life story with every choice  and every thought.

Welcome to the 21 Challenges – 21 life hacks that have been set up to help you connect, take care of self, create possibility, and get out of the dol drums. 

This series of podcasts highlights the challenges one-by-one to give you background on why the challenge was included in the 21, a deeper understanding of the concept itself, and ideas on how to implement it. These simple challenges create big ah-ha’s and leave you with some great new tools to play with.

Today we focus on Challenge #19 – Meditate. Take 20 minutes to meditate today. Find a quiet place, quiet your mind, focus on your breathing and let everything rest for the moment. 

It has been proven that those who meditate regularly have increased energy, increased presence of mind, and even increased health and intellect. There are many forms of meditation. For this challenge, choose one that works for you, but the idea is that you will absolutely, definitely, spend 20 minutes slowing down and trying it out.

As a special gift and guest today I’m bring your Andrea Carver, a long time meditator and meditation specialist.

Tune into the audio program to hear the answers to questions such as:

Why meditate?

What does meditating look like?

There are so many types of meditation. What types do you suggest?

What do you find when you meditate?

Some thoughts/quotes on meditation:

“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”

– Swami Muktananda

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”

– Thich Nhat Hahn

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

— Buddha

“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” –Marcus Aurelius

Andrea Carver provides a 15 minuted guided meditation in the audio program to help you get started.

About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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