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
I’m not sure whether or not we appreciate enough the meaning of the word “Connection.” We, human beings, need, crave, and blossom by connections. Therefore, it’s essential to have a significant number of healthy connections to live a balanced and fulfilling life. Author Brené Brown describes the word connection best in her book “The Gifts of Imperfection” as; “…the energy that exists between people when … Continue reading Connecting with yourself and others
“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” Vernon Howard The other day, on the radio, I’ve heard a grocery store manager say that the most selling products in their store since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis were baking goods. Why? Because people who would never have time to bake, now had time to do it. They … Continue reading Even a disaster could have a silver lining
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
There are so many misconceptions around the notion of meditation. For some reason, most people think of it as an activity for more spiritually inclined ones. The picture that comes to mind when one thinks about meditation is someone sitting up with an extremely straight back and uncomfortably crossed legs. Continue reading and see if your excuse for not meditating is mentioned below. I don’t … Continue reading Common Misconceptions About Meditation
I don’t know if you also feel the same way, but since the novel coronavirus pandemic related social isolation started, our routines at home went out the window. The waking and sleeping hours have been turned upside down. Because we avoid going out as much as we can, we are not very active. Additionally, it’s hard to find too many new things to do in … Continue reading How is your sleep these days?
This Supermoon is the second and the biggest of three Supermoons that happen back to back this year. The first one was in March, and the next one will be in May. But this time, the moon will be at its closest position to the earth. Hence the extra brightness and its bigger size. It’s called a Supermoon because it appears up to 14% larger … Continue reading April 7 Pink Supermoon, Biggest of the Year, is Tonight
It seems like in this Coronavirus Crisis we are all at a point where we have to make sacrifices for the wellbeing of everyone. We are feeling the weight of uncertainty and worries on our shoulders. Some of us try to stay positive, encourage positivity as much as we can, and keep fear in an arms’ length. It is a fact that being indoors, feeling … Continue reading Life After Coronavirus Pandemic
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
Self-realization makes us humble. Replace temper with compassion. The more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi I think it was around early 2009, I have attended Sahaja Yoga sessions in Hamilton Ontario for a few months. I wanted to continue but had other pressing priorities at the time. Now, unfortunately, that location does not have “in-person” classes but … Continue reading Explore your Spiritual Path with Sahaja Yoga
“A lot of thoughts keep coming”, “I can’t stand still”, “Am I doing it right?”. Do you have such thoughts during your meditation? If you do, know that you are not alone. These are the questions we hear from almost all new meditators. We all had these concerns, and even years later they can still emerge somehow. But please don’t give up. In fact, these … Continue reading Managing Unrest and Impatience During Meditation
Exactly one year ago, as a very proud mother, I attended my son’s convocation ceremony. As they do for every graduation event, the university invited a well-accomplished leader in their subject to give a speech and to get the title of honorary Ph.D. for his accomplishments. When he started giving his speech, which was extremely inspiring especially for newly graduate young people in the room, … Continue reading What is your life purpose?
According to my astrologic map, I am doing fine in terms of water, earth and air elements but a little low in the fire compartment. Therefore; my friend who reviewed my map suggested me to light a candle, every night if possible, to make up for the missing fire element. So, I have been doing that lately. But of course, as a curious person, I … Continue reading Light a Candle Tonight
Children, especially toddlers, love to imitate their parents. They want to wear what their parents wear, they want to talk the way their parents talk, they admire their parents so much so that, they think whatever their parents do is the best (until they become teenagers, at which point their parents become the least knowledgeable source for them for a long while). That’s exactly why … Continue reading Plant the seed – teach your kids to meditate
Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all. Religion is a set of texts, practices and beliefs about the transcendent shared by a community, and involves a relationship with God. Spirituality, on … Continue reading Spirituality Rocks!
After a short break, spent with my loved ones, including but not limited to my mom, my son and my amazing husband, I am back. I missed interacting with you and have lots to share, discuss and review. As you can tell from the title of my blog post, today’s subject is our precious, smart, extremely observant children. They come to this life with huge … Continue reading Mindfulness and Children
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
Richard Louv’s book “Vitamin N (‘N’ is for Nature)” discusses successfully the health-oriented benefits and healing focused potential of mother nature. But I would like to elaborate on another aspect of it today, and use the “Vitamin N” title, just because I love the idea of calling nature as an essential supplement for a healthy and happy life. After explaining the title of my little … Continue reading Vitamin “N”
This is my latest area of interest; cleansing my body and my environment from negative energy. And the best way of doing this is by fumigating your space with the help of a sage smudge stick. Burning sage, which is also known as smudging, is a spiritual ceremony that is being practiced since ages by the Native Americans. It aims to cleanse the space we … Continue reading Burning Sage to Cleanse Your Space
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