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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Goldie Hawn: Meditation like brushing teeth

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When asked about the secret to her "rockin'" body at age 67, Goldie Hawn didn't emphasize her "good diet" or "solid exercise routine" to Prevention Magazine.  Instead, she heralded her daily meditation practice (since the 70s) as being "the biggest key to her youthful vibe."

Strongly believing that "spirituality [as opposed to a particular religion] creates well-being, health and happiness," Hawn has devoted the last ten years to not only doing her own practices, but also teaching them to others.  Access Hollywood reports that she has been helping to "bring meditation into the classroom" through The Hawn Foundation's MindUP Program.

The Hawn Foundation website describes the MindUP Program as being "anchored in current research in cognitive neuroscience, evidence-based classroom pedagogy, best-practices mindful education, precepts of social and emotional learning (SEL), and guiding principles of positive psychology."  It features a curriculum that develops "students' skills in focusing their attention" on "what they sense and feel."

Goldie Hawn assures people that meditation is not something "woo-woo" far out.  She advises:  Think of meditation… as an everyday task, like brushing your teeth.


Copyright December 29, 2012 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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