The feeling that I had was extreme anxiety that started the moment I woke up and continued until the moment I fell asleep the next night. But was at least my sleep good? Nope. A very deep sleep, for the first couple of hours. Then wide awake for a few. One or two more hours of poor sleep. And wake up to the alarm clock … Continue reading You are not alone
“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
One of my highschool friends mentioned last week in our WhatsApp group a book that she read. The name of the book was; Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. As it sounded quite interesting, I decided to read it. But when I checked our library, I have found out that there was a waitlist for it. … Continue reading What’s your Ikigai?
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
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?
“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
Now that we are getting older – and wiser. My husband and I have started to go to Tai Chi classes recently. This is a first for both of us. I for one was very excited and impatient about it. So, I have arrived in our first class a little early then my husband and others and had a quick chat with our instructor. He … Continue reading Forever Young with Tai Chi
Recently I have run into a street market close to where I live. While I was walking around, browsing, I have met with an elderly First Nations lady who was selling dreamcatchers that she made. Our chat was very heartwarming and informative. I have bought an Abalone shell to burn my sage smudge stick in and also a lovely dreamcatcher. My dear husband immediately hung … Continue reading Dreamcatcher
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
Do you feel like it is hard to get up and get going some days? Do you feel the anxiety or sadness creep in? Do you find hard to find things to be happy about? All of us do from time to time. But if we keep a few tips and tricks up our sleeve, it gets easier to overcome those feelings that pull us … Continue reading Tips to reset your mental attitude
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
If your profession requires you to be rested and alert at all times and getting the sleep you need is extremely important. Be it a hard working surgeon, or a pilot, or a manufacturing worker dealing with heavy machinery, or a soldier in a combat line. How would you make sure you get the sleep you should, in order to function properly during the hours … Continue reading Secret to falling asleep in two minutes
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
The year is starting off with an exciting lunar event. On the night of Sunday, January 20th, (tonight), until the early hours of Monday, January 21st, we will experience a Super Blood Wolf Moon. A long and interesting name right? But why it is called so? According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Native Americans and colonial Europeans always called January’s full moon The Wolf Moon, … Continue reading Super + Blood + Wolf Moon?
In order to have a productive day, we all need a good night’s sleep obviously. Sometimes it is so easy to fall asleep and stay asleep all night until the alarm clock goes off. When that happens, ideally every night, we get up as a rested person, with a more positive outlook for the coming day. But if we did not have a good sleep, … Continue reading Get better sleep with these breathing techniques
I think you would agree that our brain is the most mysterious organ we have in our body. Scientists still debate on what percentage of our brain we use. What happens if one day we can use it to its fullest capacity? I trust in the potential our brain has, and that is why I am confident that human beings are capable of solving any … Continue reading Have you ever had a Déjà vu?
If you would close your eyes, would you be able to make a list of ten objects that are in the room? How was the last meal you had? Did you just eat or really enjoyed it? Could you notice the taste, texture, and temperature of the food, or did you just swallowed it without even chewing your bites properly? After the meal realized that … Continue reading Mindfulness: Being in the moment
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)