A Sojourn of Self-Care Through Meditation

My sojourn of self-care through meditation has not been a long one so far, but I have learned so much already.  If you never think you have enough time for meditation or it’s just not for you, think again.  It is your journey and you can go anywhere you want with it.  It can be a short trek or a full-fledged expedition.  I have discovered some wonderful underpinnings, which will help you on your self-care path.

rebekah borucki

I cannot even tell you how much I love this self-care through meditation practitioner.  My first meditation post included her website, but have discovered even more about her since then.  I listened to the Let it Out podcast with Katie Dalebout.  I had already watched some of her Youtube videos so I was a bit familiar with her.  That podcast just sold me 150% because she was so honest, down-to-earth and I felt a real connection to her message.

I signed up for her blog subscription and received an email that her new book was $1.99 (Kindle edition) on Amazon.  For $1.99, who could go wrong??  So glad I spent those pennies because the book is phenomenal!!!  You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life (*affiliate link) is a how-to book on meditation including how to sit, hand mudras (positions), guided meditations and everything you need to know to begin your own meditation sojourn.  (The Amazon special is over, but it is definitely a book you should have in your self-care library.)

This is my favorite mantra that is included in one of her Youtube meditations.  I absolutely love the beach and the ocean so this was perfect for me.

MEDITATION cushion

I have trouble sitting criss cross because of a hip issue.  While watching Yoga with Adriene, I got the tip to sit on some blankets so that your tailbone is raised a bit.  WOW!!!  What a difference!  I then went on a search for a yoga/meditation pillow and I am so glad that I did.  Never knew how comfortable it could actually be to sit criss cross…it was a definite A-HA moment for me.

I bought this cushion (not an affiliate link) and I LOVE it.  What is especially great about it is you can unzip the outer cover for washing AND unzip the inner pouch to take out the buckwheat hulls.  This enables you to control the firmness of the cushion.  I took out quite a bit of the hulls and it is perfect for me.  If they eventually flatten out from use, I have the ones I removed to replace them.  I also use yoga blocks to support my knees in the cross-legged position and I am very comfortable and focused during my meditation.

simple habit

One of my awesome readers told me about the Simple Habit app.  I downloaded it from the App Store and I love it.  It is a little pricey, but I feel that when you find something that you really enjoy and that will get you to do whatever it offers, it is totally worth.  This app has short meditations, which are perfect for me.  The person who guides you through the meditations has a wonderful Australian accent, which I personally love, and a calming tone of voice.

As always, I’d love to hear from you with any resources that you cannot live without in terms of meditation.  I LOVE the wealth of ideas I have received from my readers…I appreciate each every one of you.

46 Comments

    • That is so awesome…I LOVE her…I’m going to start her 21 day soul cleanse soon:)

  • Oh that cushion looks heavenly! I usually do my mediation lying down or I wedge myself in between two corners of the wall. I have a bad back so it makes it difficult for me to keep upright for a long period of time. I want to be able to do it comfortably!

    • Try one of those pillows!!! I have a pretty severe hip issue and it has helped soooooo much. No pain:)

    • Meditation takes on any form you want it to…like I said in the post…it’s not about controlling your thoughts; let flow freely and let them go

    • I have only been meditating a short time, but now I don’t know what I’d do without it:)

  • This is so important. I’ll be sharing this on a business Facebook page I run called A Journey to Wellness Dubai.

  • Meditation is something I have always struggled with, but REALLY want to learn to do well. Thank you for all of these resources. That pillow looks so perfect, btw!

    • I struggled too until I found these resources and realized meditation isn’t what I originally thought it was:)

  • I think today was the first time in a long time that I let myself completely lose myself in meditation. And I slept afterwards for a solid 2 hours. Ive been so anxious and bend out of shape. I needed it bad. I have to check out Rebekah too. That mantra, is amazing. I grew up in the pacific ocean. I want to be a boat again!
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  • Thanks for the information! I could do anything for only 4 minutes right!? I could do this before my daughter wakes up in the morning, or during her nap. It might make me a more sane momma haha!

    • It definitely will…you wouldn’t believe how much better your’ll feel just doing these short meditations:)

  • Meditation is something I have been thinking about doing for a long time. It is a great way to relax and that is something I have a hard time doing. The book “You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life” is something I am going to have to get for sure. Thanks for sharing the information and your amazing experience.

    • I love Rebekah Borucki, the author of the book, her meditations are the best.

  • Sounds like you have a good routine for meditating. When I first saw your post, I thought it said “medication”, not meditation! Good for you, that this is a good tool that is working for you.
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  • This is a very inspirational post! I need to start meditating! I have had a lot of migraines lately and the dr says its stress. I just never knew where to start! I’ll check out your other posts too!

  • I downloaded a “Breathe” app that encourages me to center myself and tune things out to relax myself. I think I have the Simple Habit app on my phone, I have to check.

  • That cushion is super cute and looks comfy!! I have been looking for one for a while now but they are all so expensive, I need to check out this link!!

    • I could never do a cross legged position before using my cushion because of a hip issue…I LOVE it

  • Uhmm I heard from friends and relatives that meditating can help a lot. But honestly, I never had tried doing it (lack of time). But thanks for sharing tho.

  • It is amazing how the sound of waves washing up against a beach can be so relaxing. Your cover pic wants me to take a vacation. I haven’t gotten into meditation myself but have been considering looking into starting.

  • I keep looking at meditation cushions! It looks like the perfect thing to help relaxation be more relaxing!

    • My meditation/yoga cushion is the best thing I have bought for my practice…I couldn’t do either practice without it.

  • I need to check out this app! That pillow looks so comfy! Thanks for the tips!

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