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5/6/15 3:38 P

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Hi I'm Michelle from the UK & wanted to thank everyone for their warm welcome to the forum. I have recently started with the Headspace mindfulness meditation program in the hope that I can become better balanced and happened across this forum quite by accident and thought what a great place to pick up tips and encourage positivity.

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Annemaria6, I hope you find the peace you need to help get you and your husband through this difficult patch. Take care & just remember to keep taking your time out to calm the spirit.

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5/6/15 1:52 P

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So sorry for you DH's health problems and hope you find what you need here.

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi! I am new to your team, but not to Spark people.
I am looking for a way to decrease stress and be calm and peaceful during a rough patch for my husband of 45 years and myself. He is dealing with an aggressive form of prostate cancer and treatment options are limited and slow to start. My plan includes walking, being outside for 30 minutes daily and meditating or yoga or Tai Chi daily. I am hoping that joining this team will help.me face the future with grace and dignity.

You�ll get where you want to go as long as you take more steps in the right direction than the wrong one.


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4/29/15 8:36 A

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emoticon Roxy - so glad meditation is high on your list - looking forward to getting to know you!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi there Roxy, a warm welcome to the Team. Glad you have joined us.

It's a big part of my recovery too. :)

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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4/28/15 11:50 A

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Hey there everyone, I'm Roxy! Looking to get back into my health, fitness, and spiritual practices for a more well-rounded life. Mindfulness is so high on that list (and it's a huge part of my recovery), so, here I am!
Hope everyone is doing well! Blessed be. emoticon

Roxy. 23. Witchy kid from the Pacific Northwest. Weight training and meditation are my bag. Blessed be!
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4/10/15 5:26 P

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Lana - glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Woo hoo good to see you again. I love the diving pic. Think you will fit right on in here.

Fun and friendship as well as meditation and mindfulness. I find it a great combination. check out the threads that you like the sound of and dive right on in.... yep pun intended. emoticon

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"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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4/9/15 12:30 P

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Hi Everyone,

This looks like a really active, learning board. I'm really excited to have found you all.

After several years of allowing life to stop me, I am becoming more spiritual once again. I look forward to learning with you.

Light and blessings,

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Hi there Amity, sending a warm welcome. Great going with the yoga. I also do a daily meditation/mindfulness practice. I just feel myself sink down into it when the time comes.

Happy to have you with us.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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So glad to hear your practice is extending to helping others!
Glad you joined us and here's to your successful April!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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4/7/15 7:03 A

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Hello. I am a student living in the UK. I have been practicing yoga for about a year now and find it has improved my life in so many ways (and made me want to help others in their lives also). I am now trying to extend this to include a daily 10 minute mediation/mindfulness exercise and hoping April will be the month where I can build the habit :)

Great to meet you all!

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emoticon Bri - glad to have you with us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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A warm welcome again Bri. Good to have you join us.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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4/2/15 3:04 P

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Hi, I'm Bri. I'm a yoga and Tai-Chi lover, learning to meditate, and on a spiritual journey to discover the path of Buddhism. I hope to make some friends.
One action can change the world. One smile can change a persons day, and the chain begis there.
Namaste.

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emoticon Shirley - I agree - love our quotes!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi Shirley a warm welcome to the team. We have all sorts of threads you might enjoy as well as the wall posts.

Hugs Wispy

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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4/1/15 2:57 P

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I am a flower lover! Gaillardia is a good flower to plant in poor soil and deer don't like to eat it. Happy spring every one! I think we're on Spark People to loose those extra pounds and to firm our muscles up a bit. It is nice to find some solace while jumping through the hurdles. The quotes on the team posts are encouraging to read.

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3/31/15 9:07 A

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emoticon Sue - this is a great place to find uplifting folks!
Glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi Sue welcome. We do try to support and encourage each other here.

Hugs Wispy

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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3/30/15 6:39 P

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Hi, folks!

My name is Sue. I've been feeling a bit down lately so I thought it would be wise to surround myself with people who want peace in their lives. Looking forward to getting to know you all!


If hunger is not the problem, eating is never the solution.

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.
And God is faithful. He will not allow temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out, so that you can endure.
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Mary emoticon Glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hello Mary, good to have you join us. emoticon

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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Hi, I'm Mary and I live in the UK. An email arrived in my box featuring this team just when I needed it so I joined immediately. I used to do a lot of spiritual practices but have neglected them for some time so I'm looking forward to practicing them again.

Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
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emoticon Sam - here's to your continued practice!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi! I am Sam and I live in Kansas. I accidentally stumbled upon this group. I am glad I joined though. I look forward to the "daily" wisdom/inspirations. I attempt to meditate 10-15 minutes every day.

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emoticon Gram & raChelle - glad you joined us!

Gram - love the idea of living @ a camp and raChelle your practice sounds 'perfect'
I too plan to participate in the LoveWater meditation - 'see' you Sunday!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Greetings. I'm raChelle and live in the land of enchantment. This team happened to appear in one of the spark emails and I had an 'aha' moment, so thought I'd check it out and join.

I currently practice T'ai Chi and take time to participate in walking meditations a couple of times during the day while at work. I am preparing a Friday evening Ceremony for equinox, will be participating in a worldwide equinox sunset didgeridoo meditation on Saturday, and am participating in a world wide Pray for Water Meditation on Sunday afternoon.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day!

a little more about me...

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I live at a camp/retreat center that is considered "A Place Apart"....I find I too often take that for granted and "busy" my day away. With Spring about here I feel that it's time for me to be more present in each moment, to be filled with appreciation and awe, to just be...in God's presence. Good bye winter...it's time to wake up!

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Hope you enjoy being a member of this team and love that you are meditating and being mindful!
Makes the world a better place
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"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Good morning! I just joined the team. My name is Amy and I live in NJ. I have been trying to be more mindful throughout my day - meditate in the morning, focus on breathing when I'm stressed, not wolf down my food, etc. I'm happy to find a group with like-minded people!

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emoticon Anne!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Greetings to all newcomers. You will love this group. The lady who kind of runs it is on top of all new postings and I wish I was as helpful as her. But, I really do read posts and add to some when possible.

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Welcome Anne !

Laura
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Enjoy your life ! Live every minute of it .
You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.
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Good afternoon everyone :) very glad to have found this team! Good luck to everyone on their weight loss journeys Peace emoticon

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emoticon LPORTER2015 & CHASINTHEDRAGON - glad you've joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi everyone. I've been on sparkpeople for years but even the first time I lost weight in 2011, I didn't really utilize the SparkTeams or blogs or such. Now I'm in a very different place and heavy again so its time for a change. I keep telling myself I need to really get into meditation and mindfulness because I have so much pent up anxiety, but I've always put it off. I'm glad to have found such an active group and am encouraged that I joined days ago and without posting anything have been welcomed by many.

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Good morning, my name is Latisha and I just joined this Team - I normally write in my journal, read, pray, meditate, etc. in the morning and evening depending on my schedule - I look forward to learning new techniques and ways to commit your time to this task - Just like everything else, finding the time sometimes is more challenging than it sounds, but I am up for the challenge!

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.

Maya Angelou


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Welcome emoticon Bonnie, Maureen and GG - so glad to have you join us in our 'practices'
Look forward to getting to know you all!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hello everyone - I am glad to have found this team. I used to meditate regularly but got away from it. I am trying to get my blood pressure under better control and meditation helped in the past so it's time to get serious about it again, along with eating well and exercise, of course. I walk a lot, and do taoist tai chi twice a week.
GG

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Hello, all!
I don't always manage a daily meditation - though am working on mindfulness in everyday activity.
I've been a member of a Sanga for several years - though we only meet bi-weekly.
I listen to Tara Brach's talks, and follow her guided meditation on IMCW.org.

metta,
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Hello Team, My Name is Bonnie, Im new to the team! i have just started getting back in to Meditation Again and it helps so much to just be....in silence! Im glad i found this team!



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Your meditation and tai chi sound soothing and healthy!
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Hi everyone-I'm Renee. So glad to have found this team. I've been doing meditation for many years now but sometimes find myself skipping meditation when life gets way too busy. I am working towards a schedule of meditation to go along with my rest days of Tai Chi. emoticon Looking forward to getting to know you all. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. emoticon

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emoticon KARMAKITTY66!
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Hi Everyone! I am new to this team :)

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emoticon MRSVEKARYASZ - this is a wonderful team and we're here if you need us.
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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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I am new to this, but have been meditating on and off for the last 3 years. Now with me being 120 lbs over weight and needing to get back know myself and what I am all about, I need help. I have read some of your posts and as individuals, plus being one heck of a team that is supportive to each other, I need your help. I know I can't do this by myself and I have no support at home. In turn I will help and listen to anyone that wants to talk.

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I love Chopra too and have several meditations I listen to @ work
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Hi, I'm 62 and live in England. I'm a big fan of Deepak Chopra and looking forward to the new 21 meditation experience with the Chopra Center which starts on March 16th. I've been reading through some posts here and have found lots of interesting links. My page is set to private, but feel free to add me as a friend.

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emoticon Joan - glad you joined us!

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New to the team, looking forward to being mindful and starting to meditate.

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Thank you for all the warm welcomes. I am so grateful to have joined this loving team!

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emoticon LESLIESENIOR - glad the time is right!

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

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emoticon and emoticon to all the new members. You will find this a great group.

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Hello. I'm Leslie. I have been practicing meditation for a number of years and have been more consistent since beginning a yoga practice last April 2014.
I have seen this team on other Sparker's pages and the time is right for me to join your good vibes and positive attitudes toward life.
Namaste!

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emoticon DARE2DREAM1975 - look forward to getting to know you too!

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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Hi everyone! I have been meditating on and off and love to do it, but I never really integrated it as a consistent part of my life. I'm ready to do that, as well as regain control of my weight. I look forward to chatting with all of you.

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emoticon Elle and Trina - glad you joined us and look forward to getting to know you!

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Hello Hello!! emoticon

My name is Trina, or T (which ever one your prefer lol). I never knew this type of team existed on SP so I was ever so happy to join!! I have been a follower of the Buddhist principles for several years now, and I am an avid practitioner of meditation. It has helped me beyond belief in redefining my life, and finding that inner peace I had been searching for. emoticon

Anywho, I am so happy to have found this group, and I hope to get to know some of you through my journey here on SP!

If anyone wishes to add me as a friend, please go right ahead! One can never ever be surrounded by enough positivity! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello I'm Elle! I live in England and I'm 22-years-old tomorrow! I'm a complete beginner when it comes to meditation and I've only done it a few times so far.

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emoticon Sally - hope to 'see' you around often!

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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Hi Everyone! I am excited about joining your team! I have been on a journey of self awareness this last month and am inspired that I found a group that fits that desire!

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So glad you've joined us and added mindfulness to your healthy journey!

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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Good morning all! I am new to the Meditation and Mindfulness team, and am looking forward to getting to know you all. I am new to making myself a priority, and meditation is a great part of becoming aware of my own wellness and needs. emoticon


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Good morning! I decided last week to shake up my SparkPeople experience by looking for just a couple SparkTeams that represent what I want and envision for 2015. I regretted leaving teams that have stood by me and with me in my journey thus far. I was also sad cutting back on my SparkFriends. Why do this? Because if I am to succeed, I need to focus on how I want my journey to progress and what direction I want to take it.

I've joined Meditation and Mindfulness hoping that it best addresses how I want my journey to feel. I chose the other team, At Goal and Maintaining, not because I am there and doing that, but because it represents what I want my journey to look like.

Looking forward to getting to know you, giving and taking support and encouragement, and celebrating lots of smiles along our journey. emoticon

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emoticon Chelsea - this is a great team to 'practice' your meditation and meet like minded folks - glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi everyone. I just joined this team today. I recently watched a TED talk on how meditation physically changes our brain and helps with depression, memory, stress, etc. Found it fascinating. I have listened to Tara Brach podcasts before while walking but never REALLY meditated myself. Figured this team would be an excellent reminder and resource. Happy to be here.


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emoticon Katie - great place to start and continue your practice - glad you joined us!

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things" Maya Angelou

"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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Hi everyone!! emoticon

I'm Katie - new to the group! Would like to start daily meditation & practice mindfulness & bring present.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday! emoticon

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emoticon Jo - this is the perfect place to start and continue a daily 'practice'.
We're glad you joined us!

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"Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teiha


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Hi :)

I'm Jo, I've been Buddhist for about 5 years and go a study group but haven't managed to get a daily meditation practice going.

As soon as I saw your 'Did you meditate today?' post I knew I had to join this group. I think being accountable somewhere will push me to start and stick with my meditation so will hopeful be posting in there a lot :)

Another thing I want to do is tapping which I saw someone further down does the same and am interested in mindfulness as well.



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