Happy New Year y’all!
I published my blog early this week as it felt very New Years-y and I couldn’t wait until today. No doubt you can scroll up and find it if you are so inclined.
What I did want to share today is that over the years, I have had a lot of people ask me about meditation. I was one of those people who was curious about it for a long time prior to actually beginning a practice, so I get it.
Everyone has a different path it seems, but I personally did a meditation retreat with Deepak Chopra back in 2014, and I have had a daily practice ever since. My practice has changed and transformed many times over the years, yet I cannot imagine my day without it.
I bring this all up because this last year I started listening to a new podcast. It is called Ten Percent Happier and each January, they offer a free intro class/challenge/experience. It goes on for 21 days, and you are encouraged to try to meditate for at least 15 of the 21 days.
One of the things I love about the podcast and it’s host Dan Harris is that there seems to be a strong undercurrent of self-compassion — something I think is crucial for al of us.
The other thing I like is that while the host Dan Harris has studied extensively and done what seems to be a very deep dive with some of the great meditation teachers, he remains very relatable.
I have never ‘plugged’ anything on a post. And I am sticking my neck out as I have never done this specific challenge before but I am going to do it this year and if you are at all curious about meditation, I am offering it up as a way to test the water.
You can do it for free if you go to tenpercenthappier.com and click on the New Year’s Challenge. Yes – their hope is that you will do the challenge and then sign up for the app ($99 annually) but you don’t have to.
Wishing you all the best.
Make it a great one!