Mental Oasis
Intentions for the New Year

Intentions for the New Year

January 3, 2021

The new year is a natural time to review and reset - with 2020 having been such a challenging year I know that many of us have high hopes for 2021. But as we're perhaps all coming into this year a bit bruised, it can be helpful to bring an attitude of compassion to our perspective on the new year. We reflect on this in today's guided meditation on setting intentions.

Thank you for joining us for this moment of community and meditation. Dr. Christine Forte Klotz, the host, can be reached at christine@forteklotz.com or at www.forteklotz.com

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Smiling to the Body: Bonus Episode for Podcast Wellness Week

Smiling to the Body: Bonus Episode for Podcast Wellness Week

December 10, 2020

This guided meditation is focused on deeply and meaningfully experiencing gratitude through smiling to all the parts of ourselves (even perhaps the parts we’re used to judging!) This can help us in staying connected to the present moment and building a greater sense of compassion for ourselves.

 

Thank you for joining us for this moment of community and meditation. Dr. Christine Forte Klotz, the host, can be reached at christine@forteklotz.com or at www.forteklotz.com

 

To help support the podcast and keep it ad-free, please find us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/christineforte

 

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

November 26, 2020

2020 has been a difficult year around the world - which can mean that giving thanks is the farthest thing from our minds. But it might also mean that it's even more important to our well-being to spend some time in appreciation of those we love and of being alive.

In today’s meditation we invite you to spend a moment observing together the experience of gratitude, and of truly opening our hearts and minds to it.

Dr. Christine can be contacted at christine@forteklotz.com or www.forteklotz.com

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On December 2nd, Dr. Christine will participate in a meditation and mindfulness panel with podbean. RSVP today!

Special thanks to DJ Charp for the music.

In the Now

In the Now

November 12, 2020

In continuing on from last week’s exploration of future knots, we can encounter an objection, either from within ourselves or coming from the inputs of those around us, that wonders if it isn’t somehow a luxury to not get tied up in knots about the future. We explore this idea in today's episode along with a practice of presence together.

When we can just be in now, and mindful of what is going on around us, we may find that this removes many of our worries about the past and future. Just be here. You have air to breathe, a face with which to smile.

Christine Forte, the host, can be reached at christine@forteklotz.com or at www.forteklotz.com

You can also find us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/christineforte

 

Special thanks to DJ Charp for the music!

Future Knots

Future Knots

October 29, 2020

In today’s episode we explore the ways we can get ourselves all tied up in knots wondering or worrying about the future. Of course as we’ve covered in previous episodes, some thought about the future is important: its useful for planning or for preventing mistakes.

In today's meditation I invite you to join me in bringing our awareness to the knots we may have created within ourselves and to work on releasing these.

 

Christine Forte Klotz, the host of Mental Oasis can be contacted at christine@forteklotz.com or you can read more about her and her coaching practice at www.forteklotz.com

Special thanks to DJ Charp for the music!

Greeting the Day

Greeting the Day

October 15, 2020

During the development of a meditation practice, we often consider what we hope to cultivate within ourselves. A place to start with this can be how we greet the day. What is the spirit or attitude that we bring to each new day?

Reflect on this in today's episode with Christine Forte.

If you found this episode helpful, please get in touch christine@forteklotz.com, or share it with a friend!

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Special thanks to DJ Charp for the music.

Healing from Hurt

Healing from Hurt

October 1, 2020

In this episode, we meditate on the topic of having been emotionally hurt by another person. The idea isn't to build up or increase the hurt in our hearts, but rather to work on recognizing, extending our own care and compassion towards what hurts, so that we can move meaningfully towards letting go and healing. 

Christine Forte can be contacted at christine@forteklotz.com, or more information about her coaching and therapy practice can be found at www.forteklotz.com

Open to Creativity

Open to Creativity

September 17, 2020

Creativity isn’t just a quality important to artists and performers. It’s something that’s mobilized by anyone who has ever had to do something in an unexpected way, or try to find a new solution to a problem.

Expanding our sense of creativity can give us new approaches to all kinds of things. In this episode Christine shares some thoughts on the meaning of creativity and blocks to it, and then guides listeners in a meditation on how we can open ourselves more to creativity.

The host, Christine, can be contacted at christine@forteklotz.com

Special thanks to DJ Charp for the music and editing.

Expanding Love

Expanding Love

September 3, 2020

In today’s episode we continue the mini series started a few weeks ago around the states of being alive, being peaceful, being joyful and being loving, with our focus today on being loving.

This is perhaps in some ways the most mysterious of all of the states. It requires us to understand and accept ourselves and others, even when we might feel at odds both with self and others.

There is a certain amount of taking a leap of faith when we love, that we can extend ourselves in this way and hope that all will be well. Join us to reflect on expanding love both to ourselves, those in our lives, and our communities.

The host, Christine, can be contacted at christine@forteklotz.com

Special thanks to DJ Charp for the music and editing

Cultivating Joy

Cultivating Joy

August 20, 2020

Joy is something that we'd probably all like to have more of in our lives right now. But how do we get there? In today's episode Christine explores the elements of cultivating joy as well as the obstacles to it. 

More information at www.forteklotz.com or please do reach out and get in touch christine@forteklotz.com

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Special thanks to DJ Charp for the music.

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