I've been practicing meditation for the past couple of months. The main purpose for it was to actually see if I can sit still, and give myself a "moment" in each crazy, sometimes chaotic day. It's been pretty beneficial in the past couple of months, but most recently I've been using this app called Headspace that is chock full of meditation practices focused on certain areas. One I've recently started was one for anxiety, and the constant reminder in each meditation is that anxiety is not something we can rid ourselves of, but something we can learn to live with, learn from, and in essence, not be controlled by it. I have in the past week felt stabs of anxiety, and rather than panic, I have been trying to explore that feeling- the why's, the what to do's, etc. And I do not know whether it is the desire to not let it control my reactions, or whether the practice is truly working, but I guess I was wondering if anyone in the group has tried it, and I suppose I am interested in hearing about your experience.
No one I know in person practices, and I know they'd snicker and the idea ( I am surrounded by cynics).
This is the neice that saved me in 2012 when I was ill. She moved next door after John passed to help me. With out her and a message? ...well I made it. There is so much more I owe her.Today was a great day.
I diced 2 white onions. Cut up about a pound of beef into quarter sized pieces and sauteed them.Then added 5 carrots, sliced1/2 green cabbage1 28 oz can of diced tomatoesabout 4 cups beef stockSimmer about 90 minutes...salt and pepper to taste...easy.