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

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Becoming the Master of Your Mind

I have just completed the Mind Mastery 101 course by Sean Webb with whom I’m connected through LinkedIn. He generously offered this $1000 worth online course for free to everyone who would like to take it during the pandemic period. And I was one of the people who were lucky enough to catch this great opportunity. It has been a nine-week course with 45 days … Continue reading Becoming the Master of Your Mind

Conscious Reactions

It has been a little more than a year since I became interested in spirituality and mindfulness. The change I have been witnessing in my way of thinking has been phenomenal. I have never felt this calm yet creative and productive in my life. Also, one of the main changes I have been noticing is in my reactions. Maybe because of my Mediterranean background, I … Continue reading Conscious Reactions

Common Misconceptions About Meditation

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

How is your sleep these days?

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?

Plant the seed – teach your kids to meditate

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

Vitamin “N”

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”

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

Mindfulness – Part 2

The lesson we are thought by the society from a very young age in our default settings tends to be; “Think about what you want, go make it happen, and be really frustrated until it occurs.” Which promotes suffering in every step of it, until we eventually get it. Mindfulness approaches this kind of beliefs from a different point of view and refuses to go … Continue reading Mindfulness – Part 2

Change how you react emotionally

I have touched upon Mindfulness earlier in one of my blog posts as you might remember. And this time, I would like to elaborate a little bit further on the subject. The two most essential components of Mindfulness are; Staying mentally in the moment, which includes focussing on thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings; Accepting thoughts and feelings without judgment. In addition to Meditation, the activities … Continue reading Change how you react emotionally

It is “You”, not “Them” – and you can fix it

Have you ever heard of the ancient Hawaiian healing system Ho’oponopono? It is essentially a process of letting go of toxic energies within you to allow the impact of divine thoughts, words, deeds, and actions. I have found out about this phenomenon through a newspaper article a few years ago. I was quite intrigued by it and kept reading, started practicing. This way of thinking says that … Continue reading It is “You”, not “Them” – and you can fix it