At age 56, the idea of embarking on a meditation practice seemed akin to following the mystical New Age practices that emerged in the 1970s. I had no interest and anyone who praised the benefits of meditation only provoked my cynicism. Then my husband – perhaps the most cynical person I know – signed us up for a mindfulness meditation course at UCLA. Our instructor introduced us to The DEN, where I met Hilary, and have been coming nearly daily for a over a year. Hilary clearly lives a deeply spiritual life, but never pushes her beliefs on her clientele. Instead she shares practical techniques for calming the mind and remaining in the present, without layering every thought with a complex, anxiety provoking story. She is incredibly wise about the human condition, and while she takes her practice and the teachings very seriously, she never takes herself too seriously. You will learn this the first time you hear her engaging, raucous laugh!
Higher Education Consultant