Welcome to ...
The Blessings Foundation, LLC
founded by Nancy Tamburini Neal
MEDITATION and WELLNESS PROGRAMS
for Kids of all Ages
The educational programs presented by partners Nancy Tamburini Neal and Joseph A. Mahan
are INFORMATIVE, FUN and INTERACTIVE, and beneficial to students of all ages!
The Blessings Foundation, LLC ... established to raise awareness;
to encourage mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
BECAUSE YOU ASKED!
Because you (my students)
have been asking,
a new project is underway!
I am in the process of writing a book on
meditation for teens which is filled with
all the lessons we have in class.
STUDENTS! Update on the progress!
The first draft of the book (all 31 chapters) is written,
and I have almost finished editing it. I am going to have a friend or two
read through it to make sure it all makes sense to fresh eyes,
then I will make any necessary revisions and it will be ready to go to the publisher...
My JDC and YC kids gave me fabulous feedback, and made some requests
for what they wanted to be in the book - I have incorporated ALL of their requests.
I have told my students that I set a goal to complete this project
so they would have the book in the Spring of 2015, and I don't want to let them down.
Last chance! If you can think of anything that you have liked in particular
about my class that you want to make sure I put into the book, contact me right away! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
So, just what IS meditation?
Look it up! According to the dictionary:
While there are many misconceptions about meditation,
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“How does meditation work?”
the novice asked his guide in an effort
to understand meditation more clearly.
“Everybody asks me, 'how does meditation work?' and I ask,
‘how does electricity work?’ Most of us don’t know
how electricity works but we still use it.”
A few reasons why you may want
The term meditation refers to a variety of techniques or practices intended to focus or control attention. Most of them are rooted in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. These techniques have been used by many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years.
Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings as a form of mind-body medicine. Many claims have been made about its value in promoting or improving health and wellness. Research on these claims, as well as on how meditation might work, is important for NCCAM and other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- National Institutes of Health,
Did You Know:
• In 1998, the healing benefits of prayer were alluded to when a group of scientists in the US studied how patients with heart conditions experienced fewer complications following periods of "intercessory prayer."
• At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, scientists from Stanford University detailed their research into the positive affects that hypnotherapy can have in helping people cope with long-term illnesses.
• Dr. Andrew Newberg, University of Pennsylvania, conducted studies using brain imaging to pinpoint areas of the brain involved when Franciscan nuns pray and Tibetan Buddhist monks meditate. Scientific study of both the physical world and the inner world of human experiences are, according to