Meditation and Mindfulness

Headspace App

This app is a handy way to start guided meditation sessions, where they promise to teach you the "life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day." With fun, relatable animations that explain what it's all about, start by trying out the free sessions.  It's a great way to start exploring what meditation is all about. Once you get a hang of the basics and see the benefits, then I highly recommend investing in either a class or kit or device (whatever works best for you) to keep up the practice. 

Meditation for Health

Meditation for Health is a mindfulness clinic in Toronto by Dr. Lucinda Sykes. Operating since 1997, this clinic introduced me to a structured program for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) focused on self-care for stress-related symptoms and chronic illness. I've completed Part One and have plans to do Part Two soon. This website is full of great resources and information.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

When I was going through my thyroid cancer treatment and found out that my husband had been cheating on me and putting my health at risk, my world fell apart. This is an incredible book that helped me stay present, mindful and open.

Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband

This device has made a huge difference to my meditation practice and was initially recommended to me by my therapist. The technology is incredible at bringing me back into the moment and training my mind. I ordered mine in black!

Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband This device has made a huge difference to my meditation practice and was initially recommended to me by my therapist. The technology is incredible at bringing me back into the moment and training my mind. It comes in white as well!