If you’re brand new to meditation, start here: about 5 minutes of focusing on the body and the breath. You’ll just need a comfortable place to sit, whether on the floor or on a chair or couch.

[7 Steps That Can Help Anyone Start to Meditate. Even You. on Psychology Today blog]

[Why You Don’t Want to Meditate—and 5 Ways to Make It Easier on Psychology Today blog]

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  • I am in my 10th year with ALS, and had stopped the disease from 2010 thru 2014. (Google “machlan.als”) But due to a noise problem in late 2014 I have had sleep lose that has caused stress and sleep lose, and since July 2015 have been in a wheelchair. In April of this year my wife and I separated because she could not physically or mentally handle my situation. I am now living alone, still on my regiment that originally stopped the ALS progression, still with sleep and stress problems, but in the past 5 months am having difficulty with my left arm. I feel meditation could help my mind and body so I could potentially get back some mobility. Can you give me some guidance or put me in touch with someone who could? I look forward to your response!!!

    Clarence (Butch) Machlan
    A retired American living in Mexico City

    • Butch, thank you for being willing to share about your situation. Meditation certainly can be quite helpful in dealing with chronic illness. I recently came across a blog post that I thought was very insightful, written by someone who deals with a chronic condition herself. The post is here: http://bit.ly/2bixJ4N. She’s written a good deal on the topic so it may be a good place to start, and clearly she knows what she writes about “from the inside out.” All the best to you, my friend.

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