Meditation was a joke for me until I tried it.

Taken by me: Derek Palmer

I grew up in a household where you didn’t talk about your feelings or the things that were bothering you. If you had a problem you didn’t talk about it, you merely held it in and went about your day. I’m sure you can guess how well that went.

I’ve been using this way to cope with most things that I deemed as stressful for my entire life. I’d attempt to lock away these thoughts deep…