Join Us for the Master-PEACE Circle! (WEDNESDAYS in September)

The Masterpiece Network is Invited to Join Us for the Master-PEACE Circle!  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Master-Peace Circle is a virtual mindfulness group that meets weekly to practice a meditation or mindfulness technique, reflect on the day’s topic (journaling, drawing or simply being in the moment), and share insightful conversation with others. No previous experience in meditation techniques required. […]

Conflicts and Core Beliefs During Covid

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli We all have core beliefs, most of which were defined and shaped at a young age: how we view ourselves, others and the world around us. We have biases about what’s good and bad, safe and unsafe, who to trust and who to distrust. And we constantly seek out evidence to […]

Why Am I Doing This Again? (Why Meditation is Important During Covid-19)

By: Danielle Palli  We are all feeling the effects of Covid-19, in varying ways and to varying degrees. And when working remotely (or not working at all), caring for family members, homeschooling children, checking in on the health of loved ones, trying to remain healthy and safe ourselves, upending our outdoor activities and social calendar, all while managing stress, loneliness, […]

Alternate Nostril Breathing for Relaxation

This breathwork can help calm mind and body, which may reduce anxiety and help you to manage stressors in your life. It promotes focus and overall wellbeing. Click the video below for a brief lesson in Alternate Nostril Breathing with MPL team member, Danielle Palli. Alternate Nostril Breathing from Masterpiece Living on Vimeo.  

Ocean Breath Meditation (with Variation)

By: Danielle Palli Ocean Breathing, or Ujjayi breathing, as it is referred to in yoga, is an extremely helpful technique, regardless of whether or not you do yoga. And, it can be added to many meditations for enhanced relaxation, deeper breathing, and a calmer mind. In this audio meditation, I’m going to walk you through an exercise to introduce Ocean […]

You: The Boss of Your Brain

By: Teresa Amaral Beshwate, MPH Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many people have experienced several weeks without change in day-to-day life. Yet soon, parts of the country will begin to reopen, with each state taking a different approach. Naturally, our brains want to rush to judgement, deeming the situation as right or wrong. This is a sign of the brain […]

Three-Part Breathing Meditation (with a Twist)

By: Danielle Palli When I first began meditating many years ago, I remember feeling frustrated when a teacher would tell me to “notice your breath,” “focus on your breath” or “control your breathing.” These phrases are not always intuitive to people. And, even when they mentally make sense, not everyone has an easy time using their breath as their point […]

EQ During C-19

By: Danielle Palli I was an arrogant teenager when I first heard the term “emotional intelligence.” The concept was first developed by psychologists Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer, and many who bought into the idea posited that EQ (Emotional Quotient) was more important in life than having a high IQ (Intelligence Quotient). I thought it was just an excuse […]