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Episode 49: Why is it So Difficult to Meditate? - Part 1

Feb 04, 2023


Meditation can be difficult, especially in the beginning, and it's easy to become quickly frustrated or to just give up. This episode is part one of a three-part series where you're going to go on a journey into the basics of meditation. If that sounds like you, this episode, and the next two episodes are for you!

In this episode, we are going to answer the question... why is it so difficult to meditate?

The answer is powerful, and I think it's going to surprise you.


 Together we unpack:

  • The misconception that people with chronic illness can’t meditate. (2:18)
  • Hitting rock bottom - 3 times. (4:50)
  • Why meditation is essential when your body is in a disease state. (6:58)
  • Understanding our brain and brain waves. (8:50)
  • The benefits of meditation. (10:57)
  • Three reasons meditation can be difficult. (11:42)


If you're in a place where you are ready to give meditation a try or take your existing practice to the next level... if you are willing to raise your hand and say I'm ready to do what it takes, I am here to be your coach, your mentor, and your champion who believes in you. 

And if you want to find out more about how gratitude combined with meditation is your new superpower, your next step is to head over to You will get personalized gratitude and mindset resources so that you can start to reverse the cycle of disease and take control of your health and your life.


Mentioned Resources: 

Meditation Resources

Episode 41: Welcome to Gratitude Builds Fortitude. Your Journey Begins Here.

Episode 47: If Nothing Changes, Then Nothing Changes. 

Take the Quiz - How Much Gratitude and Grit Do You Have?


Connect with Holly:

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Meditation Resources

Take the Quiz - How Much Gratitude and Grit Do You Have?

Register for the [FREE] Navigating Difficult Times Webinar

On the web - Fortitude.Academy 

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Thanks for tuning in to this episode and I'll see you next week! 


If you're serious about stepping off the Gratitude Treadmill, it's time for you to decide the direction in your life. Your next step is to take this fun 2-minute quiz and find out how much gratitude and grit you have.