Transforming Your Life: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness
How would you like a direct route to being kinder, calmer, and feeling more connected? A mindfulness practice might be the place to start.
Loving-kindness meditation is one form of mindfulness practice that focuses on the appreciation of ourselves and others. When times get hard, we often feel that our ability to extend kindness to and beyond ourselves is buried. This meditation will show you the pathway back to those reserves of kindness and benevolent energy. And with regular practice, this meditation can help us more easily find silver linings in difficult times and develop a more optimistic mindset that promotes resilience and connectedness.
In this month’s PurposeCast, Dr. Vic Strecher and Kelli Meeks will guide you through a live loving-kindness meditation for increased empathy, compassion, and connectedness. Kelli has been practicing mindfulness for over 20 years and her practice has allowed her to transform her life and get in touch with her core values and purpose.
Following the guided mediation, Dr. Strecher and Kelli will answer your questions on mindfulness and how to get started with your own mindfulness practice.
Research shows the benefits of mindfulness and meditation include:
- Enhanced self-transcendence and life purpose
- Stress relief and improved immune function
- Reductions in negative feelings towards self and others
- Increased empathy and connectedness
PurposeCast is a series of conversations highlighting purpose-driven thought leaders, experts, and innovators. Through their stories, get a glimpse into their journeys and gain insights and actionable tips for yourself. Learn how they harnessed their purpose to live bigger lives and how you can too.
Market Development Specialist
After nearly 35 years of practicing law, and eventually also managing a busy household, Kelli Meeks recognized a deep desire to move away from legal work. Her meditation practice allowed her to reflect on her core values, what qualities she wished to focus on and bring to others, and to define when she was at her best. Kelli made a career pivot to join the Kumanu team as a Market Consultant, given the alignment of its mission with what she has learned through the meditative process. Kelli is passionate about sharing what meditation can bring to each of us and to inspire others to cultivate a practice
Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH
CEO and Chief Purpose Officer, Kumanu
Vic Strecher (PhD, MPH) is a leader and visionary in the fields of purpose and wellbeing, creating new solutions that operate at the intersection of the science of behavior change and advanced technology. In 1998, Vic created Health Media pioneering Web-based “digital health coaching.” Since January 2014, Vic has given keynote presentations about the role of purpose in life, energy, and willpower to over 1,500 organizations, providing him the opportunity to not only respond to the growing interests of the market, but to also continue to help shape it. In late 2015, Kumanu (formerly JOOL Health) was launched as a major paradigm shift in how individuals engage in the pursuit of purpose, meaning and wellbeing while offering organizations a more insightful means to support positive culture and behavior change.