Yup, I'm doing it. And it's actually really cool. Every day you get a guided meditation like this one:



 
There's a nice introduction from Oprah (who's doing it with you!) and  then Deepak talks for awhile before he takes you into the mantra. This is a man who has an amazing voice, listening to him makes you feel like there is a bowl of warm honey in my belly.

I'm not gonna lie to you (why start now) meditating is hard, like harder than such a small thing should be- but I fell in love with this whole thing when, on the first day, Deepak said "You can accept the diagnosis but you don't have to accept the prognosis." Amen.

I don't want to spoil it by giving away too much here and tell you every little detail, so you think you can have a get out of jail free card and not sign up yourself. Yes, I just likened meditation to jail, so sue me. I think it's hard work, but I also think it works. I'm not ashamed of going all hippy dippy on all of y'all.

There's also daily journaling questions which seem really cool even though, full disclosure, I haven't started doing them yet. But I will, I'm just on vacation :)

Here is an example of the goodness coming your way in your inbox if you sign up and do this with me. I personally think it feels a lot like waking up to nice backrub and a shot of wheatgrass, but digitally, via email.

Excerpt from today's email:

The Nature of Perfect HealthToday, we discuss how it is our evolutionary impulse to progress in our lives, to seek and attain balance, and to be healthy and strong.
While our bodies naturally move toward balance, there are things we can to do aid in this process. For instance, we can send our bodies messages of love and support by eating nourishing foods, getting proper rest, and engaging in activities that make us feel truly alive. So, as we begin to understand how our bodies take care of us, we also learn how we can better take care of our bodies.
Our centering thought for today is:
Balance is my true nature.
We look forward to our time together in reflection and stillness.
Blessings,                                             

Now, I swear I am not going all Naomi from 90210 meets the Shining Tree cult on you (when not meditating I am also watching about two seasons worth of this show on Netflix - namaste bitches) but I really really like it, and I think some of you might too.

Today I was lucky enough to be in LA with the girl who roped me into this (and by that I mean, thank you for taking care of my spirit cancer twin) and so we sought out an amazing place to do today's meditation. And we found one. And it was awesome.






 
But the good news is you don't need a non-denominational lake temple shrine thing to do this, all you need is the desire for some space and stillness in your life (where good things can rush in?? right Eat Pray Love?) and about 15 minutes a day.
 
Let me know if you are doing it! It's more fun with friends!
 
 
xoxoxo, love you lots (namaste bitches)
Dena