by Deborah Metzger There is no doubt that the pandemic and subsequent lock-down has been a challenge for everyone. If the inconvenience of closing businesses is all that we have had to deal with we should count ourselves very fortunate. Unfortunately for many of us this year has been much more challenging. And though there… Continue reading Mindfulness in the Continuing Pandemic
by Deborah Metzger If the thought of meditation conjures up sitting in a lotus position for hours or chanting something unintelligible with knees screaming and legs falling asleep, let’s dispel that myth right now! The fact is that most of us cannot sit still for even a nanosecond without time traveling in our minds –… Continue reading Daunted by Meditation? Try Eating a Raisin!
Mandala Construction Monks By Susan Van Dongen Published Centraljersey.com IF ever there was a time when the planet needed to be covered with blessings, it would be now. Residents of the Princeton area — and fellow human beings around the world — can be grateful for the creative efforts of nine Tibetan Buddhist monks, who… Continue reading Healing Power – Tibetan Buddhist monks will create a mandala at the PCYH
by Deborah Metzger, Founder and Director, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health Town Topics August 2011 Are you constantly thinking about things that happened today, yesterday or last week? Are you fixated on planning for the future – preparing for a day when things will miraculously be “better”? If you’re like most people, even as… Continue reading Three (Healthy) Ways to Cope with Stress
By Deborah Metzger I find that most people are their own worst critic; they are tougher on themselves than anyone else. We beat ourselves up over things that we would tell someone else is OK to have done or not done. We analyze situations and think over and over what we “should have, could have… Continue reading Go Ahead, Be Yourself!
by Deborah Metzger The Courier News and Home News Tribune, October 5th, 2010 The practice of mindfulness can improve physical, emotional and mental health. Though this claim isn’t brand new, it is one that Americans should listen to. Research supports the claims that mindfulness helps with such challenges as anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, sleep… Continue reading Become mindful of the moment
It isn’t always easy, but being mindful can make all the difference. As women, we know all about stress. From running a household to working, from chauffeuring children and coordinating extracurricular activities to business meetings, from trying to keep up with friends to trying to keep up with your family, from making sure the bills… Continue reading Stress Less – Seriously!
by Deborah Metzger The Courier News and Home News Tribune, February 10, 2010 Seasons change, and many of us change with them. During fall and winter, many people experience a lack of energy, mood swings, a change in eating or social habits, and the desire to sleep excessively. Feeling “blue” or even more seriously depressed,… Continue reading Bring the Sunshine Back Into Your Life
by Deborah Metzger The Courier News and Home News Tribune May 12th, 2009 Breathing is the most basic function of human life. The body can live without solid food for 3 to 4 weeks, 2 days without water, but only 3 to 5 minutes without air. What we call life begins with our first breath… Continue reading Are You Breathing? Really? (Don’t Be Too Sure)
by Cheryl Ann Borne The Courier News and The Home News Tribune, April 21, 2009 “It’s not the events of our lives that stress us, but rather the interpretation of those events.” New-age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. That quote is from Epictetus in 50 A.D. Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness… Continue reading Mindfulness Over Matter