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Headspace Q&A: Clara Moore

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You woke up this morning and the first thing you thought was…

What was I dreaming about? My dreams tend to be a priority before anything else. Afterward, my thoughts tend to scan all the days before and all ahead of this one. The reasoning varies.

What is your typical morning ritual?

Lay in bed before completely waking, attempt centering myself while doing so. Blast lyricless music. Recently, experimenting with smoothie recipes.

What keeps you up at night?

Trying to outthink myself, escape some intense emotion, or a combination of the two. The hyperactivity gives this friendly neighborhood coder lots of sleepless nights.

What advice would you give someone sitting down to meditate for the first time?

I would step in after the meditation session unless they were unaware of any meditation techniques. Remind them that meditation in extremely flexible. You can turn almost everything into a meditation, stress the importance of being persistent.

When and where do you like to meditate?

Early mornings and around sunsets. Near any large body of water, but I’m not picky. Anyplace that makes me feel centered

How does your mind feel before you meditate?

When my mind is feeling foggy all my senses are affected. Making me feel at times like my personality, feelings and experiences are diluted.

How does it feel after?

I feel as if my brain is less hijacked!

What’s your favorite Headspace pack?

The Basics are what gave me the most justice in the long run.

What has meditation helped you with the most?

Being able to extract positive meaning out of adverse experiences.

What’s the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

My roommate is very observant, and hell bent on teasing me about being a hot mess in general. Reminiscing on jokes between us makes me laugh out loud no matter what the situation is.

What’s the kindest thing someone did for you this week?

Phone calls to help me wake up in the mornings and appreciation for my origami T-shirt I made out of a dollar would top this week. My friends all do the kindest things for me, it is hard to pick.

Who or what is the current love of your life?

Recently I’ve mode some strong bonds with a group of amazing people, I feel like they have helped me grow so much and there is just so much love between as all I would have to say they are the love of my life.

Have you ever experienced a life changing moment?

I believe I have had several. At least a thousand more to go.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

I haven’t gotten to a point where I can express a more definitive lesson from it. However, I feel as if life has continuously tested and molded my creativity.


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