Mental Oasis
Loving the Questions and Living Everything

Loving the Questions and Living Everything

May 21, 2020

If we're really honest with ourselves, we all have many questions about our lives and about the future. What if, instead of demanding immediate answers, we could learn to love the questions, to have patience with them in order to give time and space for clarity to naturally unfold in our lives?

Moving in the Direction of Your Dreams

Moving in the Direction of Your Dreams

May 14, 2020

Anyone who’s ever had a dream or set a goal for themselves has likely also had the experience of being unsure how to move towards that goal, or at some point feeling that they were procrastinating taking what they thought were the necessary next steps. We may know what we want to have happen, to be able to see the future picture, and yet the path towards it feels unclear or we find that we are feeling stuck.  

In this episode we reflect on how to shift our attention towards a sense of expansiveness of what could be, of possibilities and then channeling the inspiration that comes from that so that we can feel new energy towards figuring out next steps.  

Letting Go of Comparison

Letting Go of Comparison

May 7, 2020

Comparing ourselves to others is a part of being human and in some situations be an important part of how we learn. But there can also be a point at which it creates stress and negative energy. In today's episode we reflect on how to let go of the distress and jealousy created by putting too much energy into making comparisons.

A Walk in the Forest - guided meditation

A Walk in the Forest - guided meditation

April 30, 2020

Staying in can have us longing to linger once again in nature. If we can't go there in reality, our imagination can be the vehicle to transport us. Join me in this episode for a guided meditation that will take us through a restorative walk in the forest.

Understanding and Organizing Mental Scatter

Understanding and Organizing Mental Scatter

April 23, 2020

We've all had the experience of feeling overwhelmed by too many things going on at once: whether its too much to do, or multiple demands on our attention at the same time. In today's episode we take a look at better understanding this feeling and together practice relaxing the sense of overwhelm in order to have clarity in the moment.

Many thanks to DJ Charp for the background music and editing. soundcloud.com/charp

Finding Inspiration and Hope in the Future

Finding Inspiration and Hope in the Future

April 16, 2020

This episode of mental oasis explores our daydreams for the future. How can these help to keep us inspired and hopeful in the present where they feel out of reach? A guided meditation follows for developing your own ideas about this.

Specials thanks to DJ charp for providing the music track https://soundcloud.com/charp

Productivity and Accomplishment: A Quarantine Reflection

Productivity and Accomplishment: A Quarantine Reflection

April 10, 2020

We live in a culture obsessed with productivity and doing. Even under quarantine, when we likely have more than enough to cope with emotionally, we may also find that we pressure ourselves to "be more productive." Certainly taking action is an important part of feeling empowered and satisfied in life, it is not what determines whether or not we are good enough. Join me in this episode for a reflection on doing vs. being and the sources of our drive towards achievement. 

Unmet Expectations: A guided meditation practice

Unmet Expectations: A guided meditation practice

April 2, 2020

We are all struggling with re-adjusting our expectations during this time, with letting go of what we thought we would have or how we wanted things to be. Join me in this guided meditation for directing compassionate awareness towards this part of our lives. 

Fear and Reason: Why it can be hard to talk ourselves out of feeling anxious

Fear and Reason: Why it can be hard to talk ourselves out of feeling anxious

March 23, 2020

In this episode I give a brief introduction to how emotional and reason work, or sometimes don't work, together in the brain. If we aren't able to talk ourselves out of feeling afraid, how can we address this emotion?

Relaxation Oasis: Breathing into Tension

Relaxation Oasis: Breathing into Tension

March 21, 2020

This guided meditation provides the opportunity to take a brief mental break, to undercover where current stress resides in the body and release it through the breath.

Special Thanks to DJ Charp for his contribution of the music!