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Recommended meditation and mindfulness resources to awaken inner peace and help you flourish

Self awareness resources

Self-Compassion Quiz

Self-Compassion Quiz developed by Dr. Kristin Neff determines how self-compassionate you are. It is a very enlightening quiz that will increase your awareness of what it means to be self-compassionate. The very act of completing the quiz will help you be kinder to yourself or at least be more aware of the little voice inside your head and how it impacts your body. There are also several guided meditations. My favourite is the 5- minute Self-Compassion Break.

Mindfulness Quiz

Mindfulness Quiz has you respond to 20 questions to determine your level of mindfulness in daily life. Completing this quiz will help you understand what it means to be mindful, and when we’re aware, we can cultivate more of it in our lives. In the end, it gives you tips on how you can promote mindfulness in your life.

VIA Survey

VIA Survey will help you determine your character strengths giving you a unique character profile. Living your life with greater awareness of your character strengths helps your overall health/well-being, relationships and skill in overcoming problems. It’s free and only takes a few minutes.

Morning Pages

Morning Pages Julie Cameron, the author of the Artist’s Way, shares a powerful practice called Morning Pages which are described as: “three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not overthink Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.

Meditation & Mindfulness

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

I created A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation because many people would like to try it but don’t know where to begin. 

Insight Timer App

Looking for a helpful meditation app? Insight Timer has thousands of meditations at your fingertips. 

Mindfulness Daily

A free 40-day online training in mindfulness with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Each daily 10–15-minute lesson includes a short talk and guided meditation designed to assist in establishing a meditation practice.

Websites / Community

Institute of Noetic Sciences is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective transformation. Their goal is to increase awareness that we are all connected. Many local communities host gatherings for individuals to come together who are interested in personal and collective shifts in consciousness.

Greater Good Magazine blends science and practice. They share articles, quizzes, videos, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society.

Self-Compassion Learn more about self-compassion through workshops and events or dive into the research, practices and recommended reading.

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Get your copy of Awakening A Woman's Soul

An inspiring book that empowers women to come home to themselves and a life that aligns with their souls. Awakening a Woman’s Soul explores the modern-day woman’s battle with soul hunger. Soul hunger is a deep inner longing for things to change. Our souls call for a shift from living a life based on how we should be and what we should do to how we are meant to be and who we are meant to become.

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