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How Meditation Helped Me Come Off Of Sleep Medications (Guest Blog by Sarah Kleiner)

I’ve experienced insomnia for much of my life, and can recall having difficulty sleeping for as far back as I can remember.  My mother will be the first to tell you that I was always the child that had a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep – even as a baby.

When I was 18, my father passed away and I experienced life changing depression and insomnia, unable to function in school or daily life.

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Zen and the Art of New Orleans Jazz Fest (or, Everything I Needed to Learn About Life, I Learned at Jazz Fest)

Jazz Fest in New Orleans. It’s my favorite place in the world, the highlight of my year. It’s not exactly what people think of when they think of spirituality, though. This year I brought a new friend with me, and I was telling someone, after the fact, that she was such a great Jazz Fest companion because not only was she awesome, but she was able to take care of herself so well. That prompted them to ask me: “what on earth happens there that she needs to take care of herself? Isn’t it supposed to be fun?”.

For you Princess Bride fans out there, Jazz Fest is like the fire swamp. Sure, there are obstacles, but once you figure them out (where to find air conditioning, how to find real toilets instead of porta-potties), you can live there quite happily for some time. Here are the top 9 life lessons I have learned at Jazz Fest:

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