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Heather Stang

Heather Stang, M.A. is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and the Frederick Meditation Center founder. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner. She has led mindfulness-based grief workshops for organizations such as the National Fallen Firefighters Association and Hospice of Frederick County, and is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Heather’s mission is to help people who are grieving to stay healthy and benefit from the transformative experience of grief, using mindfulness-based practices, relaxation, and expressive arts. She has an established practice offering Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats, and 8 Week Yoga for Grief groups. She is based in Maryland. You can find her on Google +.

How Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Saved My Life: Confessions of a Former Stress-Addict

My life before yoga was chaos. I owned a website development company back in the days of the web’s wild west. In 1996 I was 26 – making a lot of money, drinking at happy hour every day, and quick to lose my temper. When the movie Devil wears Prada was released, I recognized a little […]

Reflexology in Frederick, MD: Hands On Healing

To schedule an appointment with Jill Lee, call 301-305-6454. She is located downtown Frederick a few blocks away from the Frederick Meditation Center. Reflexology has long been used in many cultures as a way to improve health, relieve stress and ease symptoms associated with many diseases. Practitioners use an acupressure like method on specific areas […]

Holiday Stress Tips

Stress is often a byproduct of rehearsing or rehashing. Though Halloween has just come and gone, so many of us are planning for a “stressful holiday season.” If you are in this tribe, take a moment to ask yourself, do the holidays have to be stressful? Sure, challenges will arise – as they do any […]

Take Two Steps Back

You know the old adage “three steps forward, two steps back?” It implies defeat, at least temporarily. I don’t know about you, but when I speak these words I feel my head hang low, my energy drop, and a sense of “stuckness” begins to permeate the task at hand – whatever that may be. When […]

New Year’s Resolution: Before you change, honor who you already are.

This is the time of year when I get busy. The changing of the year inspires us all to consider the possibility of changing ourselves, but first I would like to invite you to take a moment to honor all that you already are. Here are a couple of tips: Make a list of things […]

Virtual Meditation Bells

This week a meditation group member asked a good question: “Who is going to ring the bell when I practice alone?” After all worrying about the time is yet another distraction, and while we do learn to work with those in practice, it is nice to set the sit up for success! Fortunately technology is […]