Slow down to speed up

The concept of stillness is an integral part of our lives. Meditation, prayer, mindfulness, reflection and alone time quiet our bodies and minds and help us ease our feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. Though, it is hard to bring ourselves to complete stillness. Because we have learned to rush, do more and do it faster. Do you remember being a little kid when time seemed … Continue reading Slow down to speed up

Tips to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself

Your life partner whom you can never run away from is not your spouse, your child, your parent or your friend. It’s yourself. If this is a reality, which you and I both know it is, then why not to have a better relationship with yourself? Because, as you deepen your relationship with yourself, your self-love grows. And accordingly, the quality of your life improves. … Continue reading Tips to Improve Your Relationship with Yourself

Collective Anxiety

It feels like we are living in a time of madness. Fear is everywhere, and desperation is the leading theme. We are feeling panic about the Coronavirus, uncertainty related to the upcoming elections in the US, worries concerning the inhumane conditions of millions of refugees around the world, and we are horrified about the unprecedented momentum of global warming. What will happen to the economy … Continue reading Collective Anxiety

Meditation at Work

Imagine the company you are working at is providing you with daily on-site meditation sessions. When you come to work, you practice guided meditation together with your colleagues, before you start your workday. Wouldn’t you like that? It might sound like a utopia but it seems like this is a powerful incentive valued by some of the smartest companies nowadays. Recent studies show that companies save … Continue reading Meditation at Work

Metamorphosis of mental health across generations

I remember my late maternal grandmother as a very positive person, who loved to cook for her whole family, who loved to have family and friends over all the time, and also make a difference in others’ lives as much as she could with the limited resources she had. She got married to my grandfather at the age of 17, had four daughters, and a … Continue reading Metamorphosis of mental health across generations

What is your NQ level?

For children and young people, the extent of their potential to be successful has been explained according to their intellectual intelligence (IQ) level for many decades. People with a high IQ level were believed to have high learning, decision making and application skills. Then, in the mid-1990s, we started to believe that people with high emotional intelligence (EQ) would be more successful, happier, and more … Continue reading What is your NQ level?

Serious Health Benefits of Meditation

You might have heard the word “Neuroplasticity”. But do you wonder what it means? I am taking this online meditation course, not to become a meditation expert or anything, but to become a more knowledgeable meditator myself. And I have learned that neuroplasticity is the concept of the lifelong ability of the brain to change. New brain cells, also known as neurons, can be created … Continue reading Serious Health Benefits of Meditation

Our gut is the King

Is it your gut which dictates your overall health? Did you know that gastrointestinal functions are linked to autoimmune disorders, learning disorders, neurological and psychiatric disorders? The food we eat directly affects our physical and mental health. In other words, it affects who we are and how we feel! So, when you hear the statement of; “You are what you eat”, you might as well … Continue reading Our gut is the King

Carpe Diem

“The present is all we have, yet it is the one thing we will never learn to hold in our hands.” ― Madeleine Thien People live in the past, replay every second of unwanted memories, or long for something they want to be or they want to have in the future, but fail to enjoy the most valuable asset we have; the “Now”. You might remember the … Continue reading Carpe Diem

Remove negative people from your life

As I have mentioned before, we live our lives only once – even though (in my opinion) we reincarnate until we get to the most perfect version of ourselves, we still live the life we are in now only once. Therefore; I believe that we should make the best of it and live surrounded by positivity, appreciation, happiness, peace, and love. In order to be … Continue reading Remove negative people from your life

Stop worrying, please

In most cultures, people are thought to worry about everything. It is something passed along from generation to generation and it is like a part of our being. Not that our ancestors wanted us to worry, they were the ones worrying about things, and following generations just learned it from them and followed their habit of worrying. With the level of stress growing as a … Continue reading Stop worrying, please

Anxiety recedes with the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

It feels like anxiety became a solid part of our lives, with the amount of stress we all experience every day at home, at work, at school, in traffic, during Christmas shopping at the crowded mall. It might get unbearable sometimes and dealing with it is not the easiest either, as anxiety is a stubborn feeling. Once it settles down in you, never wants to … Continue reading Anxiety recedes with the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)