Magic Mantra For Instant Stress Relief

By Nicole Urdang | January 26, 2010
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While there are many wonderful mantras in English and Sanskrit, it is helpful to have a simple all purpose phrase when life feels especially challenging. At those times, the shorter the better. “It’s OK” seems to fit the bill, as long as you say it with love in your heart and aim some soothing calm […]

Nature Sounds

By Nicole Urdang | October 23, 2009
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I recently came across one of the bargains of the century on my favorite site: Searching for discs with nature sounds I found dozens of very long-playing CDs, 50-70 minutes each, for between $.89-.99 Just go to MP3 downloads and type in nature sounds. You can preview each one before buying it. These can […]

Mini-Meditation for Balance & Peace

By Nicole Urdang | April 5, 2009
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    There will be times when it seems as if the whole world is imploding inside you.   When you are literally brought to your knees because the weight of everything you are negotiating feels completely overwhelming.     At these times, it’s best to just breathe.     With each exhalation, let go. […]

Mantras For Emotional and Psychological Healing

By Nicole Urdang | February 13, 2009
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A mantra is simply a melody of the mind. Annemaree Rowley Think of mantras as ancient affirmations.  They are powerful, concentrate one’s attention on a desired goal, and calm the mind-body.  I am partial to using Sanskrit mantras as Sanskrit is a sacred language, and these mantras have been helping people for millennia. Thomas Ashley-Farrand’s […]


By Nicole Urdang | October 31, 2008
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    Visualization might be considered a type of meditation, as your mind is focused on the task at hand. There are many ways to use visualization to help you through this trying time.  One of my favorites is the following:   Build a sanctuary in your head. Picture a room, teepee, house, treehouse, whatever […]

Affirmations For Self-Empowerment and Emotional Freedom

By Nicole Urdang | September 15, 2008
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AFFIRMATIONS It’s best to pick the ones that really speak to you now and read them aloud two to three times a day. It is natural for things to turn out well for me I don’t have to figure it all out now I have a fulfilling life and enrich other people’s lives I assume […]