What We’re About
We are a team of creatives who love meditation and how it helps us grow and thrive. Like deep sleep and delicious food, we feel it’s essential to leading a rich life. Whether you want to relax, stimulate creativity, gain enlightenment, or cultivate compassion and mindfulness, we help you learn how to let go.
Tom has lived most of his life in Philadelphia. He describes himself as “two thirds modern guy in a modern world, one third a lifelong devotee of all things meditation.” He has spent over forty years as a practitioner and student of Meditation and other spiritual disciplines. Tom says, “I’ve started and stopped several times in my practice over the last 40 years. It has become clear to me that my life has always been substantially better when I am in the habit of meditation”.
In his late twenties, Tom began a career as a business entrepreneur. Since then, he has launched and run several highly successful marketing companies. Today, since selling all of his companies, he is in his self-described “Chapter Two”. Nowadays, he consults with small businesses in finance, strategy and marketing (his other greatest passion). In 2013, Tom joined with his cofounder Morgan Dix in launching AboutMeditation.com His current mission is to help others attain a healthy, sustainable balance of a busy professional life – while maintaining a consistent practice of meditation.
Morgan lived, breathed, and studied the art and science of meditation from 1999 to 2013 while living in a residential meditation and yoga ashram. Through intensive daily practice involving hours of silent meditation, chanting, prostrations, and mantra and over many longer immersive retreats, he logged some 15,000 hours of practice. He once sat in meditation for 48 hours straight as part of a “meditation marathon.” But more importantly, during this time he fell head over heels in love with the practice of meditation.
In 2013, he joined Tom Bershad as a cofounder at About Meditation. Morgan is passionate about helping others discover the inner source of life-affirming stillness and silence that resides in the core of every human being. Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs and background, he believes meditation is always within your reach. To that end he creates online courses, writes articles, and hosts the popular OneMind Meditation Podcast, interviewing meditation teachers, researchers, and everyday practitioners.
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Laurie loves cats, plants, healing arts, healthy eating, intentional living, feminism, animal rights, child-led learning, plant based medicine, intuition, costume creation, graphic design, story telling, collaboration, nature, goofiness, community, family and musical theater. She’s a mother, step mother and cat mother who lives in Philadelphia with her husband, 2 children and 5 cats. She thrives in community and is working towards a sustainable life free of disposable products.
Laurie always thought she couldn’t meditate until she learned to practice Reiki and realized that her Reiki sessions would bring her quickly into a meditative state. Laurie practices Reiki on a daily basis to maintain balance, clarity and peace of mind, along with helping her deeply connect with her inner voice. Laurie has been practicing Reiki since 2000, teaching since 2006, and most recently added ReikiSound™ (a practice that integrates Sound healing into Reiki sessions) into her healer toolkit.
Laurie is also an artist and graphic designer who lovingly takes care of the AboutMeditation.com website!
THE MIRACLE OF MEDITATION
Jeff has an undergraduate degree in physics and spent five years as a research engineer before realizing that life’s deepest questions could not be answered through science alone. After receiving a master’s degree in education, he spent seven years working in the education field. Jeff embarked on a life devoted to awakening in 1992 when he met spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen and embraced the perspective of Evolutionary Enlightenment.
MEDITATION FOR REAL LIFE
Erin Aquin teaches an original style of Yin Yang Yoga to students and trains yoga instructors all over the world. Earlier this year, she released her first book “The A-Z of Being a Successful Yoga Teacher” aimed at helping instructors grow their businesses without selling out or burning out. Through her popular website, she writes helpful articles and produces high quality course and yoga audios for every stage of the yoga journey.
RUNNING, MONEY & STILLNESS
Kenzo An is a high-performing sales executive in the fintech space, an avid marathoner, and has sought spiritual depth since he was a teenager. He developed his passions for business and running while living in an intentional spiritual community for 14 years. He subscribes to the notion that the adoration of God means the giving of body and soul to creative activity.
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Julia helps people discover what makes their life happy, meaningful, and full of ease. She is a yogi, meditator, writer, and loves shoveling snow, an art she happily gets to practice a lot in Madison, WI. You can find her at TaraTrue.com
Dr. Jennifer Wolkin
SCIENCE OF MINDFULNESS & WELLBEING
I obtained my PhD in clinical-health psychology. As a health psychologist, I am interested in how biological, psychological, and social factors interact with, and affect your, overall wellness. A lot of my work includes exploring the relationship that stress, health beliefs, coping styles, and other psychosocial factors play into your functioning.
Dave Eyerman is a Personal Freedom Advocate. He works to help his clients come to a richer understanding of themselves and the world, supporting them as they embrace a deeper sense of personal freedom. Dave works at Clear and Now Holistic Healing Center in downtown Andover, MA.
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