Life isn't always kind. Things happen. Illness happens. Our bodies age.. The way you feel on the inside doesn’t match how your body is feeling on the outside.
We are not always comfortable in the skin we are in. Maybe you’re in pain, you feel less energetic, or you feel stiff and inflexible. Your body keeps you from doing activities you love.
“Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.”
If you were granted one wish, it would be for whatever you thought would make you the happiest, right? Most people think success makes you happy, but according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, happiness creates success.
As we grow up we tend to pick up beliefs about needing to be a certain way, or do certain things, in order to be loved.
Beliefs: they are not true or false, just beneficial or detrimental.
In speaking with lots of kids, one of the things I've noticed is that once you hear their story, your whole image of them can change in an instant. Even the most disrespectful and difficult teen can tug at your heart strings when you hear what their home life is like.
Another example of this happened while a friend took me with him to see a coworker. We pulled up to his coworker's house, and he and his two kids were on the porch.
Imagine if meditation was a regular part of each morning at school, like saying the pledge of allegiance. Since we now know that meditation reduces stress, increases cortical thickness in our brain, and significantly improves focus and concentration, it seems logical to make it part of every child's daily routine. Numerous studies indicate meditation increases self-awareness, compassion, and introspection, including a recent study from Harvard.
If your automatic patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving are limiting your personal growth, you can become more conscious by learning how to study yourself more objectively.
These simple tips will help you sleep better and feel more productive and energetic during the day.
We are often faced with challenging situations that we can't necessarily change, but how we view them is under our control. How we feel is all about our perspective. Doing things to improve our attitude can help us respond more effectively when the going gets tough.
One of the reasons it is so difficult to change our patterns is that nerve cells that fire together wire together. The more repetition, the stronger the connection.
Before you can attract what you really want in life, you must first go inward and connect to the love within yourself. It begins with knowing that you ARE love. Our true nature, also known as Source, Truth, Consciousness, Soul, or Essence, is within everyone, but sometimes our connection to it gets clouded over by insecurity, doubt, fear, and anger. In other words - our ego.
Stress has been defined as America’s number one health problem. Stress can cause physical illness as well as mental and emotional problems. Stress triggers problems such as insomnia, personality changes, difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions, depression, anxiety, and irritability, to name a few.
Being in a committed relationship can be one of the most rewarding things we
can experience; it can also be one of the most painful. I'm sure I'm not alone when I
say fighting and arguing with our significant other can leave us feeling frustrated, hurt, and angry. How can we deal with situations like this without ruining our relationships?
How many times have you made a New Year's resolution, completely intending to keep it, only to have it fall by the wayside after a month or two? It's so easy to get distracted, lose interest, or move onto other things. There is a proven method to creating habits and making changes that last.
Researchers in Canada have published a study in the journal Cancer suggesting that our minds and bodies do affect one another.
"We already know that psychosocial interventions like mindfulness meditation will help you feel better mentally, but now for the first time, we have evidence that they can also influence key aspects of your biology," states lead scientist.
In the past going to therapy was pejorative. Fortunately, we are now living in a time where it is considered cool to be working on yourself. By learning more effective coping strategies, we can reduce stress and feel more content with our lives.
Because we all have different personality types, what we experience in childhood may appear to be very different, even by siblings raised in the same household. One child may experience their mother as abandoning, another may experience her is invasive or domineering, and yet another may experience her as being inconsistent. Although each child experiences the same parents at different ages, their parents do not fundamentally change and become radically different after each child is born.
Ever wonder why you behave the way you do? There is typically an underlying issue that triggers us to react - and we usually react in a predictable way.
How do we practice mindfulness effectively? Is there a step-by-step proven process for success?
I write about human behavior, meditation, body awareness, and a variety of other things that pique my interest.