Sara Bareilles may have just sung all of us a new form of “Love Song” with her latest post on mental health and meditation. 

Sara Bareilles’ Meditation Motivation

The 42-year-old singer posted today about an app she uses – Ten Percent Happier – which she uses daily to meditate. Her stats show an impressive 509 meditation sessions, 6,304 minutes of meditation, and 57 straight weeks of meditating.

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Typically, in meditation, people focus on mindfulness, to achieve mental clarity and stability - something we may all need as 2021 comes to a close and the fate of 2022 still looms with uncertainty.

Bareilles noted that she practices meditation “to get closer to something true and honest and patient…”

Her fans posted their admiration for her, and their inspiration from her journey.

A follower posted: “You are an inspiration in so many ways,” while another posted, “Your journey is so honest and heartfelt. It’s hard but you/we gain so much. Wishing you and yours a peaceful happy new year.”

Bareilles had also spoken as part of a podcast presented by “Ten Percent Happier” where she encouraged fans to use available resources to help curb anxiety.

Bareilles’ Consistent Mindfulness 

Bareilles is a strong advocate of living mindful, according to her Instagram account. She previously posted about a book called “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn, noting that she couldn’t put the book down because it helped her so much.

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She posted an excerpt from the book, quoting Kabat-Zinn: “Keep mindfulness alive even in the darkest moments, reminding yourself that the awareness is not part of the darkness or the pain; it holds the pain, and it knows it, so it has to be more fundamental, and closer to what is healthy and strong and golden within you.”

Nearly eight thousand fans reacted to the excerpt and expressed their motivation to read the book based on her post.

The Closing Of ‘Waitress’

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Bareilles has had other major changes to reflect on, as just last week, Bareilles, who is also known for writing the music and lyrics, and starring periodically in Broadway’s “Waitress," posted her sadness for the show’s closing.

In the 2015 musical reprisal of 2007’s movie starring Keri Russell, Bareilles played the lead role of Jenna Hunterson. Hunterson is a pie baker and owner of “Lulu’s Pies” who endures an abusive relationship, and enters a pie baking contest as a chance to get out of her situation.

Just like “Chicken & Biscuits,” “Jagged Little Pill” and “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” “Waitress” had to close its curtains one last time prematurely and permanently. Originally due to close on Broadway on Jan. 9, the production’s Broadway run was canceled Thursday because of positive cases among cast and crew.  

The singer posted: “Our company will not get to take the stage for one last time knowing they are saying goodbye…Other shows are going through this as well, and my heart breaks for this because it’s a ritual that helps us ease the pain of losing something we love.”

She also expressed her adoration for the team she’s worked with: “…I am SO proud. Of this company. This crew. This band. This creative team. This community of audience members.”