Transcendental Meditation

Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. A perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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How It Works

Take a Transcendental Meditation (TM) workshop and follow their protocol for effective mediation. Its simple and effective.

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Story

I have been trying unsuccessfully for years to figure out the next chapter in my life now that my kids are growing up. Always filled with ideas, and starting projects, I never had the focus or where with all to see things through. After prodding from my friends and pilates instructor, I decided to try Transcendental Meditation (TM). You have to sign up for an orientation and then a series of classes that goes through the protocol and procedures for meditation. After the orientation, they have an initiation of sorts where you bring in flowers, a fruit and you receive your mantra. It was a bit hokey for me as I am not a particularly spiritual person, but I went with it. I have now been meditating every morning for about a year. At around the same time I started my meditation, I also took a stand up comic class. Now a year later, I have been doing stand up comedy. I produce a lunchtime comedy show, have a website,  am working on a few different screenplays and have a documentary in the works regrading my year. Coincidence? I am not sure if it is a coincidence or not, but I am not willing to stop to find out. I wake up and the first thing I do is my 20 minute meditation. They recommend that you meditate twice a day for maximum results. I havent had the time yet but I am going to try...if it helps as much as once a day...well the sky is the limit.

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Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. A perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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