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Paula Abdul's GPS Guide Reveals How The Star Finds Her Center

Having a specific intention, goal, and question when I meditate helps me focus, relax, and find my center ... even if I only have a few minutes.
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I write on a piece of paper 1 or 2 sentences describing my goals (any goal based on a strong value like gratitude, philanthropy, spirituality, health, relationships, or career) and keep it with me all day.
Before meditating, I look at my goals, ask myself how I can achieve my goals, then I concentrate on my breathing -- not on the answer to my question.
If my mind starts filling up with distractions and random thoughts I just accept those thoughts without judgment, then go back to focusing on my in-breath and my out-breath. This has been very calming and helpful to me.
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul remains one of the most celebrated choreographers today. Never has there been another artist to consistently and successfully reinvent herself on stage, in front of the camera, AND behind-the-scenes. As a groundbreaking vocal artist, she's sold millions of albums worldwide, and has been honored with countless awards...including Emmys, Grammys, American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Awards. She continues to receive global recognition for her contributions as a mentor, a designer and a business woman. Recently Paula has become one of the top public speakers in the industry, touring the country to bring her own authenticity, passion, drive and work experiences to the lives of those walking the halls of companies throughout America. For more about Paula, visit her website and check out her Facebook and Twitter!

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