A stressed-out mama walked into the woods, sat for ten days, and walked out feeling calm, centered, and laser-focused. What happened?
Sounds like a riddle, doesn’t it? I would have thought so, too, before my experience at the beautiful and secluded Ontario Vipassana Centre, where I spent a week and a half in silent meditation, learning how to sharpen my ability to concentrate on the external by turning my attention inward, and how to incorporate the practice into my everyday life. The benefit to me, both personally and professionally, cannot be understated. It got me thinking, though—does it really take a ten-day retreat to bring about the positive effects? How can meditation, in any form, help other busy mamapreneurs succeed?