Episode #009: Learn To Meditate Mindfully And Become Happier, Healthier, & More Resilient

With Cory Muscara

My next guest, Cory Muscara, is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to meditation and mindfulness.  He’s a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and spent 6 months in silence practicing meditation 14+ hours a day.

If you’re struggling to manage the stress of everyday life – juggling work responsibilities, managing your kids schedules, finding time for you and your significant other, keeping the house clean, whatever it is – then I want you to consider meditation.  Last year I was at my breaking point with stress and on a lark, I decided to give it a try.  After the first 10 sessions on my Headspace App, I decided I would meditate for a year straight to see what, if any, positive effect it would have.  That was the best decision I made last year.  I tracked my well-being using a journal and spreadsheet everyday and that one change – meditating everyday – totally changed my life and well-being.

If you think you want to change your life too, then listen to this episode with Cory.  His insights, habits, and tips will help you start and maintain a healthy meditation practice today!

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In today’s episode, Cory and I discuss:

  • The difference between meditation and mindfulness and why that is important in our pursuit of well-being
  • The most effective habits we can cultivate today to help us start and maintain a healthy meditation practice.
  • The science of meditation and mindfulness and how they positively affect our health and happiness
  • Book recommendations to help us discover new solutions and ideas for thriving everyday with meditation
  • And soo many other crucial insights and practical lessons!

Cory’s  Free Meditations, Book Recommendations, & Other Valuable Resources

Text 631 337 8298 to receive free meditations from Cory, book recommendations, and other incredibly valuable resources.

Books Cory Recommends

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

10% Happier: How I tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story by Dan Harris

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Full Catastrophe Living: Using The Wisdom of Your Body And Mind To Face Stress, Pain, And Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Books on Cory’s Reading List

A More Beautiful Question: The Power Of Inquiry To Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Prospectus by Martin Seligmann, Roy Baumeister, Peter Railton, & Chandra Sripada

Cory in Action on the Dr. Oz Show

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

The best place to find out more about Cory is at his website.

Meditation Apps for your Mobile Phone (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc) – Simple Habit and Headspace

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