I took the Transcendental Meditation course in 1974 I was the last in my family to learn. Shortly after they started the TM technique, my mother stopped using tranquilizers, my brother took a giant leap in confidence and transferred to a top university, and my father lost his work-related stress and looked years younger. As an independent high achiever, I thought I didn’t need to meditate. But my family urged me to learn, and soon after I was instructed, things changed. My drive remained high but my self-imposed pressure disappeared. Lifelong allergies went away, the ‘teenage’ skin problems still with me in adulthood disappeared, and my sleep improved. I felt a lot of happiness. No matter what life threw at me, I maintained a calm core of strength and joy. I forgot how to worry.
I credit the TM program with a life full of good things. Despite earlier concerns I’d had about motherhood, I found that mothering was conscious, aware, and sweet. In my work life, I’ve been able gracefully to take on more with each new position. In 2001, at an age when many women think about retiring, I co-founded a publishing company that quickly became an industry leader, with dozens of awards and customers worldwide.
I feel half my age and am free of physical ailments. I work hard, travel the world, enjoy opera, theater, and hobbies, maintain nurturing friendships, and am blissfully married. With the TM technique, time is more productive, so there is more of it. Amazing!
I want every woman to learn this meditation technique. You will get much more than you can imagine, and I promise that you’ll be sharing your own testimonial in very short order.
Eileen Lawrence is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Alexander Street Press, which she co-founded in 2000 (http://alexanderstreet.com). In less than nine years, the company has become a leader in the field of scholarly online publishing for universities and libraries. It has been the recipient of dozens of industry awards and top reviews. The company has customers in more than forty countries and offices in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Education from Antioch in New England. Until 1980, she taught in rural New England, in a self-created kindergarten that became a model classroom and training site for universities and school districts in the region. She also served as a consultant and adjunct faculty member for various programs, including Head Start, University of New Hampshire, and Dartmouth College.