Category: Meditation for Diabetes
Today is World Diabetes Day. In just a little over a year my life and my understanding of Type 1 Diabetes has changed dramatically. A year ago I was in tears at the thought of having to inject for the rest of my life. I felt defeated and devastated, because I’d assumed that all the hard work I’d put into my health hadn’t paid … Read More Taking on the World!
I’ve just spent the last week in overdrive. That’s overdrive in a good way. As part of my interest in this disease and how Yoga can help, I’ve decided to start a study. It’s been fascinating to meet with Type 1 diabetics from all walks of life and to hear about how they manage their diabetes. In asking questions like; what are you goals … Read More Unleash your Diabetes Dominator!
I’m super disciplined when it comes to managing my diabetes.That is until about four in the afternoon, when all hell breaks loose. I can trace my troublesome behaviour back to my teenage years. I’d come home from school open the fridge and snack and snack….. and snack! Do I blame my bad habits as a teen for my LADA diabetes? Of course not, but … Read More For the Love of Habits
A Guest Blog from Therapist, Yogi and Type 1 Diabetic, Michelle Sorensen I recently attended a conference on mindfulness meditation and how to incorporate it into cognitive behavioural therapy. The room was full of mental health professionals like myself, looking to integrate these skills into their practice. Many openly spoke of their desire to learn the skills for personal use as well. One health psychologist … Read More Acceptance
I’m in Switzerland to teach Yoga at the moment. I’ve travelled for most of my life and have always enjoyed the different experiences that travel engenders. I even secretly enjoy the packing and unpacking. But since my diagnosis in 2008 travel has forced me to go way beyond my comfort zone. At first I had to watch my blood sugar like a hawk. It … Read More Do You Love a Challenge?
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I’m having one of those days again. I’m sure you can relate. My brilliant blood sugar management strategy has tanked with a million reasons why. Could be the almonds I ate a few days ago and sneaked in again today. Could be my period, that stubborn kidney stone that’s stuck and won’t come out. Could be the early mornings, the long walk I went … Read More When it all comes crashing down
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It’s so easy to forget the absolute miracle that we are when facing the daily onslaught of Diabetes. While most people are taking their bodies for granted we wage war. Well…let me speak for myself, at the worst of times I do.
Concentration is the first and most important step to meditation. Students often share that they can’t meditate. You might even be thinking that right now.
Sitting quietly, watching the breath, practicing slow mindfulness we experience ourselves as the peace itself. We think it’s the practice thats enabling the peace, but in reality we are never not peace. The body is peace, the thoughts are peace and all of nature, all that has come before and all that will ever be is peace.
Fear! We all have it and we all loathe it. Many people feel that fear is False Evidence Appearing Real, or that fear is the opposite of love, but in reality fear is an emotion which begins as a thought. A thought about something that threatens our stability or happiness.
I have been reflecting on the axiom, “energy flows where attention goes.” Whatever we are identified with; be it our health thoughts about our health, what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong etc. that’s where all the energy collects- in the whirlpool of thoughts and concerns, which in turn creates even more stress . Most of the time this is so unconscious that we don’t even realise it and we might question why we are so tired or feel burnout.