Return To Stillness

Feb 2, 2019

If you find yourself asking, “How can I  stay consistent with my meditation practice?” Here are a few things to try…

Dedicate a Space – If your chair or cushion is always set, it will be much easier to arrive, and ego will have one less excuse to lean on. Make your space comfortable and inviting. Have a “real” clock there, so you won’t be distracted by your phone. 

Schedule Yourself – and write it on a sticky note, somewhere you’ll often see – like the bathroom mirror or refrigerator door. “I meditate everyday from 7:00 – 8:00.” Stick with the schedule as much as you can. Even if you don’t practice everyday, you’ll still be strengthening your awareness. 

• Learn Postures – Learning how to sit well will support your practice. You might ask your yoga instructor or research online. Good body mechanics help decrease aches and increase our ability to remain still. 

Use Sound – Find a bell or use spoon on water glass to start and end your practice. Whatever happens in between the bells IS your practice. Include everything. 

Find a Friend – An accountability buddy (or group of them) is incredibly helpful for one’s practice. They offer extra support, energy, and inspiration. Meditate together with those who have mutual interest.

• Cultivate Compassion – More than anything else, the practice of meditation is about cultivating awareness and compassion. Include yourself in this.

In Practice,


  1. Dawn

    Thank you, Brittany. Will you be offering any online regular meditation groups this spring?

    With gratitude,

    • Mindfulness Coaching School

      Hi Dawn! Thanks for your expressed interest in continuing Meditation Group. At this time, I don’t have anything schedule, but will be happy to let you know when I do.

      In Practice,

More Posts


I now have the skills and confidence to begin bringing on some clients. I am grateful to all those who work so hard to help educate others. [Skillful Means]
Jane Ellen DixonStudent CoachRoanoke, VA
I was given such an expansive view of what I’m capable of: creating a successful business for myself.
D. Paul WilcoxStudent CoachFountain Valley, CA
What a way to start my journey at MCS! This was my first class related to my Coaching endeavor. The STRETCH class is a marvelous macro-level course about what one can expect in the coaching field. The instructor fostered such a memorable and supportive space and I know I will nurture those friendships for years to come.
Sharon ScottStudent CoachCoronado, California
If you want to know how to speak the truth and how to communicate much better, take this class [Right Speech]. You will be glad you did.
Lisa Matovich-BrookeStudent CoachBillings, MT
I fell in love with somatic coaching. I never thought I could actually talk to my body. A completely new world opened up for me personally, as I am sure will be the case also for my clients. I now fully understand as I have experienced it that somatic coaching is the only really holistic way to get to core of the challenges and to the goals that are completely aligned with ourselves.
Silvija ZagarStudent CoachHunsdorf, Luxembourg
Stretch” is a good name for this course. It stretched us all to reach beyond what we thought we knew, dig deeply to experience those paths that we will be coaching on, and stay open and curious about everything.
Sandy Wright, MA, PCCMCS GraduateFayetteville, AR
This class will give you a coaching community in just a few short months. I now feel that I have colleagues and a support system that I can reach out to in times of need. So grateful for having the chance to know these remarkable individuals.
Alicia UpchurchStudent CoachBrooklyn, New York
Ann Marie’s gentle teaching style and complete absence of judgement in The Art of Mindfulness was just what this stressed out lapsed meditator needed! Thanks to her skillful instruction, I now have a mindfulness practice that is so right for me it very quickly and naturally became part of the fabric of my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or a more interesting and loving group of fellow students with whom to share it with. Truly life changing.
Helena Bouchez, ACCPrincipal, Executive Words
This class [Right Speech] didn’t just help me with my communication skills, it also helped me with the parts of me that struggle with stories, perceptions, and judgments that all affected my communication before I even had a chance to speak. I walked away from this class with tools I can use in my coaching practice as well as my personal life. Highly recommend this course!
Danielle TaylorStudent CoachOakland, CA
I really enjoyed the class Skillful Means and felt it was the perfect class to kick off my quest to become a certified Mindfulness Life Coach. In this class I was introduced to the Essential Coaching Skills to use in a co-active coaching relationship. The material is well presented, organized and unpacked at a moderate pace that I could easily digest.
Pamela J. HealyStudent CoachNorwell, MA