Embracing Kindness

In the video Seamus Evely offer's some sage advice about communicating more effectively with the people around you. As we social distance ourselves from others, we may be feeling like we are over stimulated by our family at this time. We may also be experiencing strong emotions as our stress builds; communication is a powerful tool to have in these times. Giving space and grace for your family may be just as important as the space we are giving to others.

Finding your Hearts Wisdom

In this video Cassandra Nadalin share's some tools to help people connect with their hearts wisdom. She offers her story about her dark night of her soul and how her experience now is to trust more deeply and to always stay connected to the wisdom that lives within.

Embracing Others

In this post Krissie Scott offers some tools to help us communicate with others. Sooner or later, we will find ourselves in situations where compassion is needed. The ability to cope with our own emotions is the bridge to accessing our compassion, allowing more harmonious communicate to happen.

A Personal Story about Bullying and the Path to Healing, with Lisa Dumas

In this interview she share's with you her story about being bullied and how that experience caused her life to spiral downward. Feeling trapped with her growing anxiety and frequent panic attacks she decided that she was going to overcome her problems and claim her self-worth. She shares Three tools that helped her climb her way out of her panic and anxiety. These simple, yet powerful tools can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Jeremy Schulz

Jeremy is more than an inspirational guy, he is a man with a vision and a cause. In his early childhood he struggled with being bullied at school because of his turrets and stuttering problem. However, Jeremy found an outlet to help him grow beyond his situation, drumming became his therapy and solution to his situation.

Meditation Series

We are excited to announce that we will be adding a meditation section to Umatter. Over the next few months we will be recording a complete series to teach you how to begin a meditation practice or how to deepen your current practice of meditation.

Awakening Session 14

Session Fourteen - After the Awakening: At the end of the series we recap about what an awakening is and what life CAN be like. Work towards being love. Put love into your life and everything around it. Don’t live in torment by your past and be brave and accepting of your future. Life is a wonderful gift.

Awakening Session 13

Session Thirteen - Free Will vs Willingness: So by the end of this series you may begin to feel the gravity of this series and how your life can be changed. There really is only one thing left to understand and that is whether are willing to surrender the will of your mind and accept the will of your soul. You may feel like there is a new you after hearing these sessions in quick succession but guess what? The old you is standing directly beside you with enough momentum to take over the new you. You will have a lot of sideways movement, backward movement, and of course, forward movement on your trek to enlightenment and this session clarifies that this is okay and totally expected.

Awakening Session 12

Session Twelve - The Creative Side of the Soul: Both Ned and I feel that this is one of the more far-reaching and compelling episodes of the series. Ned discusses his concepts on creation and how it works according to what he believes. I would definitely try to maintain an open mind with this because chances are, your mind will have a difficult time trying to comprehend some of this. Whether you choose to believe what is said or not, it is incredibly interesting what Ned has to say here.

Awakening Session 11

Session Eleven - Meditation: Is it a practice or a study? How do we meditate? What are the benefits to it? Can anyone do it? Is it even real? These are all very valid questions that I know I had about meditation, mainly because I have heard so much about it and never spent much time with it. Ned has a great deal of experience with mediation and gives us some great tools to begin practicing meditation and he also dispels many things that are misunderstood with the practice.

Awakening Session 10

Session Ten - Unity: This is the longest episode in the series and the most story-filled from the life experiences of Ned Burwell. Some of the things we discuss are how people often look to see themselves in other people and this is one of the most common things that unifies us to others. We also look at how people should try to look closely at the qualities in others that they value, striking up conversations in person, and living more in the world rather than on social media. There are many interesting observations that we make about our society in this episode.

Awakening Session 9

Session Nine - Finding Our Purpose: Have you ever thought to yourself whether you are truly living a life that is purposefully yours? Are you using your heart to guide your decision making for what is right for you? Do you ever hold yourself to old standards in how you used to be rather than what you can become? Instead of saying “I can’t” say “I will” and watch your world begin to change.

Awakening Session 8

Session Eight - Letting Go: The baggage that you hold onto from your life experiences can be the very things that are holding you back from living a purposeful and love filled life. Why on earth would you be willing to carry the weight of your traumas on your back for miles and miles if they weren’t providing you with an opportunity to live a more peaceful life? This is a very heavy session, and personally one of my absolute favorites in this series. A lot of what is said in this session spoke to me on a very personal level and woke me up. I hope it does that for you too.