Hi and welcome to Something Beautiful! I'm LIbby, The Founder of SOmething Beautiful. my mission is to bring healing to the world by providing tools, resources and tips about meditation, mindfulness and wellbeing. i'm building a community of beautiful souls who want to live with more joy, compassion, wonder, healing, peace, love and hope in order to bring more of these qualities into the world. The task seems daunting, but I believe our impact will be greater as a community. I'm excited you stopped by! Namaste, you beautiful soul.
I’D LOVE TO CONNECT!
my soul honors your soul
HOW CAN MEDITATION IMPROVE YOUR LIFE?
If you run an internet search for the benefits of meditation a LONG list will come up. Here are just a few benefits my students and I have seen. The information is more valuable and trustworthy coming directly from the source, right?
Counters the little negative voice in your head
Or should we call it a big voice? Either way, our minds are engaged in a continuous internal dialogue in which one experience or emotional association triggers the next. Often we’re not even conscious of this chatty Kathy, internal voice and yet it is the greatest source of stress in our lives. Meditation helps us become more consciously aware of this voice and our thoughts to turn them into Something Beautiful. How lovely!
Have you ever met someone who says they enjoy being stressed? Doubt it. Chronic stress can make you sick, accelerate aging and contribute to high blood pressure, heart and autoimmune disease, anxiety, cancer, insomnia, chronic fatigue, obesity, depression, and lots of other terrible things. Reading that probably sent you into fight or flight! The good news is that meditation can help reverse the effects of the flight-or-fight response. Why is this important? Because chronic and unmanaged stress from going into fight-or-flight 8-14 times a day can manifest into disease over time.
improves your health
Score! Who doesn't want to be healthier? More and more research is being published about the tangible benefits of having a meditation practice, including decreased blood pressure, hypertension and cholesterol levels, improved immune function and decreased anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Improves your relationships
Meditation helps you create more harmonious and loving relationships. It cultivates equanimity and compassion, allowing you to be present in any given situation. As you meditate on a regular basis, you continue to refine your ability to calmly and objectively observe a situation, notice when you are being triggered, and consciously choose how to respond.
MEDITATION IN THE WORKPLACE IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR BUSINESS
The benefits of meditation can go a long way in a group or work setting. A 2014 study of employees at the Dow Chemical Company, showed that their mindfulness training was effective in decreasing employee stress and improved resiliency, vigor, and work engagement. This thereby enhanced overall employee well-being. Additionally, more than 13,000 Aetna employees have completed Aetna's mindfulness training and have reported reduced stress levels, improved sleep quality and a significant decrease in pain. They each also gained an average of 62 minutes per week of productivity, which Aetna estimates is worth $3,000 per employee each year. Mindfulness training is worth the investment.
what is primordial sound meditation?
Primordial Sound Meditation is a meditation technique originating in the ancient wisdom of India. It's a mantra based meditation that uses primordial sounds - the basic, most essential sounds of nature like the sound of waves or the wind blowing in the trees - to disconnect us from the activity of life.
one day you finally knew what you needed to do, and began
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hi friends! I'm Libby - a wanderer at heart, date lover (as in the food!), personal growth enthusiast and Chopra Center Certified Coach. After feeling like my life was spinning out of control due to a myriad of personal, work and health related circumstances, I began exploring medicinal treatments that focused on both the mind AND body. I began a daily mindfulness practice, primarily focused on meditation, and soon realized its powerful healing effects.
I'm now on the adventure of a lifetime, exploring the world, discovering my purpose, deepening my spirituality, immersing myself in new cultures and expanding my knowledge of the mind body connection. I'm a woman on a mission! My mission is to help individuals experience more joy, love and compassion by creating awareness about the benefits of mindfulness and the negative effects stress has on the body both physically and emotionally.
My passion to bring more healing, love, compassion and harmony back into the world is contagious and evident throughout my work. For me, it isn't about just hosting a workshop or training session, but rather, creating a troop of Beautiful Souls who share similar desires and want to help bring my passion to life. I'd love for you to join our community!
Women’s weekend Retreat: Let Your Soul Run Wild
Location, Date + Time: Allegan, MI , September 27-29
Join us for a weekend retreat all about rest, rejuvenation and letting your soul run wild! We all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, so join an intimate group of women for a weekend away resting, rejuvenating and letting our inner child experience the joys, awe and wonders of life.
This event is being hosted by Linda Thomas, owner of Trinity Holistic Health, and Libby Rapin, founder of Something Beautiful. We are honored to have the beautiful Magda Procner joining us all the way from India who will be leading several group activities.
This is a weekend full of yoga, meditation, kayaking, hiking and nature walks, bonfires, talking circles, singing, dancing, journaling and any other fun we can conspire.
Cost: $350 ((includes lodging, food and all activities except massages).
Please send Libby an email if you would like to register or if you have any questions
firstname.lastname@example.org (not .com)
You can learn more about the retreat on the Facebook invitation.
Sound Bath with Paige Trisko (Presented by Something Beautiful)
Location, Date + Time: Studio 818 on Ashman (Midland, MI), July 1 7 - 8:30PM
Join Something Beautiful + Paige Trisko for a night of relaxation as you enjoy being bathed in a sound bath :) This is sure to leave you feeling centered and relaxed and could probably leave you with the best sleep you've ever had after this experience!
Cost: $20 (Pre-registration is required. Check out the event on Facebook to sign-up.)