Most schools of meditation instruct practitioners to close their eyes especially when they are learning meditation.                               This is to help ensure that they take in less external stimulation.

So gently close your eyes. Do not force them, just slowly and softly close your eyes.

We will be following the breath for a few minutes. Please make yourselves comfortable and very gently breathe in and out.

Silently notice, I’m breathing in, I’m holding the breath, I’m breathing out, I’m holding the breath. And continue this for 2-3 minutes.

Notice each inhalation and exhalation. Witness them, observe them, but do not try to force them. Feel your breath rising and falling.

Notice the pauses between each inhalation and exhalation.    Continue this for a few minutes.

If you drift away to any other thoughts, sounds or sensations (and you most likely will) gently return your attention to the breath.  Silently notice that you’re breathing in, you’re holding your breath, you’re breathing out, you’re holding my breath.

If you wish, you can shorten it to in, hold, out, hold.

But don’t say it robotically; actually observe each part of your breath.  Continue for a few minutes more and then very slowly open your eyes. You want to slowly adjust to the outside light and environment.

Just a few minutes of this daily practice will calm your mind and improve your overall health.

References:  Secrets of Meditation by Davidji


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Margie Farwell RN., CHRN.


Knowledge is empowering and affects and determines our choices in life.

This is especially true when it comes to our health and wellness.

My name is Margie Moore Farwell RN CHRN of Placentia, Newfoundland and this is my path at this time in my life. I wish to share with you the knowledge, expertise and experience I have gained during my own journey towards health and wellness.

I am very proud to be a Newfoundlander. I was born here, grew up and went to school here. Having graduated high school I went to College of the North Atlantic where I took business related courses . Following this I attended St. Clare’s School of Nursing where I obtained my R.N. license. Shortly after this I got married and a year later we moved to the U.S. where we had two wonderful children.

I worked there as a Registered Nurse for over thirty years, much of which was with Hospice of Southwest Florida where I received my hospice certification. It was during this time that I started to learn the true meaning of life and the importance of health and wellness.

It was also during these years that I experienced some of my own healing challenges and sought answers. It was not until I realized that healing encompasses the entire person that I started to heal. I was guided towards holistic health – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I also reached out and incorporated eastern medicine, energy healing and breath work into my plan of care. Thus, I started on my journey with its many lessons to be learned.

I always felt in my heart that I would return home, back to my roots in Newfoundland. This came to be in April 2018 when my husband of twenty years and I returned to our beloved homeland and started the next chapter of our lives.

Now, I feel guided to share what I have learned and experienced over the years with anyone who wants to improve his or her life by starting on their journey of health and wellness. So, join me as we work together to become healthier versions of ourselves.