A Stress-Relieving Article for ProfessionalsI was trying to do it all on my own: I know how to meditate. I know how to do my job. I am an addictions counselor.

I arrived at the UVA mindfulness meditation meeting because something inside me told me that I wasn’t OK. I was in a lot of internal pain — otherwise known as being extremely stressed.

I take my life experiences very seriously. I try not to let them get by without noticing.

I don’t always know how to ask for help, or know if I even need help at times. I didn’t consciously know what I was asking for that night, I just showed up, along with a few others, both meditation teachers showed up… and Help showed up.

Lessons learned while sitting…

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