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So, what's the big deal about meditating?

Actually meditating as in "Mindfulness" is very important. When you find yourself pulled by so many attention grabbers from the media, socia-media, apps, and even the day to day dealings within the personal (think family) and business (think "pulling the trigger") there's no question that the noise, or rather, the amount of thoughts in our brains naturally are seemingly at their capacity.

What I found that works for me are three apps subscriptions that you will find interesting and very user friendly. First there is the SEALFIT© yoga ergo meditation 30 Day Challenge which while physical and "manly", will challenge any gender. Check it out by pressing the SEALFIT© link here.
My other two picks come from an interesting source. While searching for more information and content I came across an interesting "asset". Her name is Sarah Rocksdale.

(She in turn humbly led me to the incomparable Sunny Lennarduzzi, but that is a whole other content share for some other time).

On her blog Sarah Rocksdale writes about two meditating apps, Calm and Insight Timer

This app has been my go-to for months now and I find it very helpful! I honestly just use the free meditations (there are 7 in "7 Days of Calm") and there is an option to pay for more but I haven't yet.
My favorite one to do is day 2 where there's a body scan and I also really like day 5 which is titled, "The Value of Non-Doing". It's nice to take some time out for yourself and not focus on anything but your breath. Click here to check it out.

This is a fairly new app for me and it was suggested by a friend - thank you Rachel! I'm still getting the hang of it but I'm really enjoying it. Plus there's much more in this app that's free than there is in Calm. Click here for more info.

I really find meditating helpful and first started getting into it from talking with a therapist a couple years ago. After the first initial thought I had then, which was, I don't know what I'm doing, I feel weird, etc. I started to be led by whoever was guiding the meditation and felt extremely relaxed. 

I've also struggled quite a bit with panic attacks, trouble sleeping and growing up, was diagnosed with PTSD from being sexually abused as a child and adolescent. I've found that meditating (combined with regular workouts, getting to sleep at the same time and getting up at the same time each day, eating better and eliminating alcohol) has helped alleviate those things. 

Now meditating is something I do all the time and it feels like a re-boot. Some days, I used to take a 20 minute power nap if I felt like re-charging for the day but I haven't done that in a while now. 
Instead, a 10-20 minute meditation a day instantly makes me feel better, calmer and re-charged for the rest of the day. " ~Sarah Rocksdale

​Staying fit on any level is always a great idea. Phyisically, mentally, even spiritual health is always the edge. Staying ahead of the curve dictates that we optimize our own serentiy and health. ~Rafael Sandoval