Motivational Monday – Mindful Meditation

I have been doing some soul-searching over the past month and I have decided to shift my blog’s focus ever so slightly. I am still going to post workouts on Wednesday, food related items on Friday, and I will save Sunday for larger posts focused on Naturopathic remedies, health conditions, and general wellness topics.

That just leaves Motivational Mondays… I am going to use Mondays, our favorite day of the week (NOT), for stress relieving and mind focusing activities. By doing this, hopefully all of us (myself including) can do the mindful mediation, stress relieving exercise, etc. and start the week off in a positive, stress-free place.

Pretty much I want to change the perception of Monday… Change it from a sad start to a new work week and transform it into something we look forward to, something that can center us, and something that helps us manage the stressors and things called LIFE that we run into throughout the work week. 

Mindful Meditation

Body Scan

Get into a positive space, whether that is in your home, in your car, outside, at work, or wherever you like. Play the following recording, close your eyes, and follow the guided meditation.

Do this as much as you like over the following week! This can be a great way to fall asleep, can reduce stress, and improve overall health!


If you are visual like me, use this to help direct your mindful meditation today!

If you are visual like me, use this to help direct your mindful meditation today!


After doing the body scan, journal or quickly write down how you feel (good, bad, different, or otherwise). Do you feel more at east? Less stressed? If you know how to take your pulse, take it before and after… did it slow down?

If you are bold, feel free to comment on your experience below! 🙂

Come back next week for a new stress relieving exercise and new challenge!

My name is Emma Petshow and I am a 3rd year naturopathic medical student at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. For more about myself, check out my bio. This blog is intended for information about preventive health and lifestyle improvement. The information contained on this blog is not to be used as medical advice. For specific medical advice you should consult your physician.



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