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Legally Mindful® for Beginners

For someone who has little or no experience with meditation, it’s important to understand some of the basic concepts that drive the overall Legally Mindful experience. Default Mode Network and Mind-Wandering We operate in a world that is fast-paced and our thoughts tend to drive our experience of life. Our default-mode network is the standard operating system in our brains to which we default when our brains are not otherwise engaged, or that provides distractions to us when we are Read More

A Simplified Discussion about Brain Waves and the SAM Sound Technology (pt. 2)

This is the second in a series of blog posts. Read the first part here. SAM and Brain Waves As attorneys, we are generally fairly skeptical and like to understand what we are agreeing to do. As a result, I want to generally explain the science behind the proprietary sound technology used in the Legally Mindful® exercises, as well as explain a little about brain waves and how the Legally Mindful exercises work with your brain waves to help you Read More

A Simplified Discussion about Brain Waves and the SAM Sound Technology (pt. 1)

I remember when I first started meditating, I never thought about brain waves or understood how important they are in achieving success. After a few years of trying, but failing, to develop a regular meditation practice, I stumbled upon a book that referenced The Monroe Institute® (TMI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization that has been using sound technology in its meditation workshops and research since the mid-1970s. Being a very left-brained, analytical sort at the time, reading about the science Read More

For a Dancer

Today, our Legally Mindful website launches. It’s a new business venture inspired by my late sister Kathy whose death 10 years ago today led me to more deeply and consistently practice meditation, which has become a passion of mine. You can learn more about My Story on our new website. But for now, allow me to share more about Kathy. I like to tell people that we were born on the same trip around the sun. I followed her into Read More

Gary Powell – My Story and the Creation of Legally Mindful

Legally Mindful is a passion of mine. As I approach my 60th birthday, I decided it was time to share my knowledge and experiences to help other attorneys and professionals benefit in a practical way from meditation. I started meditating 14 years ago but never really developed a consistent practice. That changed in 2008 when I started using audio-assisted meditation exercises from The Monroe Institute® (“TMI”). My focus at the time was understanding issues surrounding life and death and other aspects Read More

Why Use Guided Meditation Exercises

Why use guided meditation exercises utilizing the SAM sound technology? Before I started using guided, sound-assisted meditation exercises, sustaining a regular meditation practice wasn’t easy. While I could feel the benefits during and immediately after meditating, I didn’t experience what I thought were tangible benefits to allow me to justify my time spent meditating. My goal for Legally Mindful is to help professionals remove barriers like the ones I faced so you can focus on maintaining a regular practice. These exercises Read More