– Quote of the Week –

“I know that if I hadn’t had my mindfulness practice, I wouldn’t have made it… I was able to reconnect with my breath, and able to get fully present in my body.”

— Georgina Miranda, Executive Coach and Mt. Everest mountain-climber

(Story #6)

April 27, 2019

This week, the news is somewhat light…  The #1 story is a press release by corporate wellness veteran eMindful announcing the hiring of Mary Pigatti as it’s new CEO… 

Here are a few other highlights from this week’s news:

  • (Story #9) -- Use meditation to get through Game of Thrones' final season...
  • (Story #8) -- A $3,500 meditation seat... REALLY..?!?!
  • (Story #4) -- News TV-host Mika Brzezinski uses DBT to combat the negative effects of her high-powered lifestyle...
  • (Story #2) -- Lama Surya Das comes to Garrison Institute this summer...

I hope you enjoy this week’s news… 

Feel free to share your opinion about any story and Stay Tuned as we continue to explore the World of Meditation together..!

 

Kalu Ali, Publisher
kalu@meditationpronews.com

-- This Week's Top10 --

Shake Off The Disease

Entering the psyche of a hardcore serial-killer, even temporarily for a movie role, can be hard on a person’s spirit…

And even though actor Zac Efron used Transcendental Meditation during filming to distance himself from his character, he confesses that even TM couldn’t completely shake off the ‘bad vibes’…

Post-Westeros Traumatic Syndrome

Winter is Coming..!! And in Westeros, no-one is safe from an untimely death…

So, when YOUR favorite character bites the dust in the next episode (or soon after), here’s a few meditations that can help you through your separation anxiety..!

Adventures in Absurdity

The irreverent, yet very journalistic guys at VICE news explore the extreme side of McMindfulness consumerism…

Items reviewed (and roasted) include a custom-made meditation seat that’s on sale for $3,500…!

Echoes From The Past

Originally published in 2003, Lion’s Roar reprints an essay from Margaret Wheatley, management consultant and author of several books including “Finding Our Way: Leadership For an Uncertain Time”…

Although the essay speaks about the “dark times” of the U.S.-led war in the Middle East, many of Margaret’s ideas are still eerily valid today…

My
Mindful
Mountain-Climbing

A short but sweet profile of Georgina Miranda, a Los Angeles-based mountain climber who, after being thwarted during her first Mt. Everest climb, used mindfulness techniques to conquer the ultimate ascent…

Take The Lead..!

Janice Marturano, founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, shares excerpts from her book Finding the Space to Lead…

Engine Overload

If you don’t know her… Mika Brzezinski is the daughter of a world-class political giant (Zbigniew Brzezinski).

Also, she and her husband (Joe Scarborough) co-host the top-rated MSNBC news show “Morning Joe”.

One can imagine that it takes a real “A-type” personality to keep up such a lifestyle… and high energy seems to be stitched in Mika’s DNA…

So, it’s amazing (and refreshing) to see Mika open up about the pitfalls of her high-octane lifestyle and how, through the help of Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mika changed her relationship with life to make it “…better, richer, happier, joyful, and yes, more mindful.”

Mental Health
For Metal-Heads

Responding to the deaths of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, producers of the heavy-metal concert festival ‘Download’ plan to add mindfulness programming to its upcoming event…

Let's Meet..!

Don’t sleep on the opportunity to learn directly from “Buddha’s Champion”..!

Reserve your spot as Lama Surya Das – The first American to become an ordained Buddhist priest (and personal friend of His Holiness ‘you-know-who’) – hosts a week-long retreat at the Garrison Institute this July 14-21, 2019…

A New Era

The name ‘eMindful’ may not be as recognizable within the industry as Headspace or Insight Timer, but they are a company worth watching…

eMindful works within the corporate wellness space by providing a digital platform that’s customized to each employee-user.

Users can access online classes for Stress, Focus, Smoking Cessation and be coached by a stable of 100+ certified wellness experts.

So, if you’re in the corporate wellness space, take a minute to send Best Wishes to Ms. Pigatti on her new position..!

A Parting Thought

“(Meditation is) a simple process, you can do it pretty much anywhere at any time, it doesn’t require any equipment, and, best of all, it costs you nothing…

But that hasn’t stopped people trying to make a buck off it.”

— Article: “My Journey Through the World of Rich-People Meditation Products” by VICE news (USA)

(Story #8)