Meditation is a simple practice that gives us insight into how our minds work and allow us to relax. It is a practice you can do anywhere for any length of time to reap its many rewards. Even just a few minutes a day can make a huge difference in your life.
In 2014, Jacksonville’s Daily News wrote an article about Greg Matos, a clinical psychologist who began a weekly meditation group at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune’s Chapel. Though Matos is a practicing Buddhist, meditation can be useful to anyone, and you need not be a Buddhist or any particular religious denomination to enjoy the benefits.
The seaside town of Wilmington, NC is home to four locations to practice mindfulness… and counting. Some listings are free, while others require a small fee. Depending on what you’re looking for, religious affiliated or not, small group or one-on-one guidance, there’s a little bit of something for every interest.
Whether you’re traveling by air for business or pleasure, getting packed, standing in line and the large amounts of people in airports can be stressful. You have only to search online for tried and true ways to minimize stress while traveling, like eat healthy while traveling, make sure to hydrate, maintain your exercise plan and get in lots of walking. And while these are all great ideas, finding a few moments to meditate or simply mentally check out of the hustle and bustle can do wonders for travel-related stress.