Happiness. A very common and overused word – one which we all hear on a daily basis, but what does it actually mean? Can anyone provide a definitive explanation? I looked it up and it turns out that no: even dictionaries of the highest calibre seem to struggle.
A few years ago, during a routine medical exam, my doctor found some abnormal cells – pre-cancerous, or what today would be called Stage Zero cancer. She recommended laser surgery to remove them. Even back then, I was very holistic and didn’t want surgery of any kind, even laser surgery, so I considered my alternatives.
Meditation is a core practice in a self-care regime. Self-care isn’t just about what we do, after all, it’s about our inner relationship to ourselves. I believe there’s a way to help meditation feel more loving — and less like a fight.
Even if things might not shine as brightly right now, it's temporary and everything inevitably will change, for the better. With that being said, let's liberate us from those prisons of being under the dark clouds of sadness because of momentary things, other people that might not make much sense, daily challenges, and other factors. When the going seems to get harder – just breathe and read the following...
Yoga is the ancient practice of connecting mind, breath, and body in order to discover true health and wellbeing. Yoga is deeply profound, all-powerful approach to living. Even though yoga dates back around 2,600 years, it is more prominent now than ever, and there are good reasons for that; Arguably, yoga is unlike anything else you will have ever tried before! There is no need for expensive equipment or special skills. It's simply about you discovering calmer, more joyful self.
The Most Powerful Thing You Can Do to Make Your Workday Less Stressful
What I’ve learned over the years is that stress needs more than management. There are great techniques for dealing with pressure at work.
We all have fears, we all know what it's like to feel stuck in the middle without a clue what to do and how to overcome that wall and to move forward. We all have fears undoubtedly, but this doesn't mean that we have to sit still in one place and be overtaken by mould while fear keeps us from taking action...
It is irrelevant how tall that fire-wall of fear might be – we can make our breakthrough as long as we understand that it's up to us really. We can build our self-confidence brick by brick, one step at a time. And every little achievement on that journey will reinforce new achievements, therefore, new self-confidence to move on and beyond what we aspire to or think is possible.
I became a big fan of notorious TV Series "Californication". I won't go deep into my subjective thoughts on why this show is bad or good, let's put it plainly, it made me wonder even more: Why Do Women Like Bad Boys?
I wish I’d found a better way to manage my insomnia early in life. I can say this now because recently my attempts to improve my sleep have met with fair success. But in the years when I was prone to ferocious bouts of insomnia, the way out of my predicament was a mystery.
Learning to love yourself is simple. But just because it’s simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy.
It can be uncomfortable to re-examine assumptions we have made. However, I have a hunch you wouldn’t be reading this if you wanted to feel comfortable all the time. You thrive on challenging yourself to grow!
So are you ready to fall in love with yourself? Here’s what worked for me.
Let’s face it, drama can pull you right in. It’s there in your face and demands your attention immediately. It’s so intense to get a text at 3 A.M. or to navigate the highs and lows of a stormy relationship. On again, off again, waiting for a call or a text. Will he or won’t he? Will you or won’t you?
When you think of the phrase 'letting go', it conjures up all sorts of images, thoughts and feelings doesn't it?
Freedom, free falling, a sigh of relief, moving forwards, uncertainly - all kinds of things. Learning to know how and when to let go has been a big one for me. Letting go ultimately enables me to stress less, sleep more, feel free and just 'be'. It also brings up fear and uncertainty but for me, that's much better than the stress, angst and anxiety of clinging on.
The thing about letting go is that in today's society we're not really conditioned to embrace it.
It's all about being proactive and making stuff happen. Also, as someone building a business, there are many things I need to do and goals to achieve and 'letting go' doesn't really support that notion of work, work, work until you succeed! However, what I have found - in all areas of life actually, is that by letting go you let in all the things that in some weird, mystical or mysterious way, work for you so that all that graft doesn't feel quite so much like the 'sweat, blood and tears' we apparently need to endure to get things done.