The best New Year’s resolution you can make for yourself is to make a commitment to take charge of your health and well-being. You can start by being compassionate to the woman you see in the mirror every day. It seems to me that many of us are able to be kind and loving toward others, but forget to give ourselves the same honor.Continue reading →
Kelly McGonigal’s Ted Talk from 2013 is the most unique talk you’ll ever hear about stress! We’ve all heard that stress kills. In fact, for many years, she herself relayed that message to people, along with providing stress-coping strategies. Then she adapted her beliefs, after getting some revelations from a long-term study showing that it’s not stress that kills, but rather, how people react to stress. By changing how we face stress in our lives, we can make our lives healthier and happier.
Check it out, and let me know what you think about Kelly’s point of view on stress and its positive aspects.
I remember an acquaintance of mine describing my walk as “determined.” This was years ago, but I never forget her saying that. It’s how I’ve lived my life since I was a little kid: determined to change my life. Determined to do something that made a difference.
When I’ve been depressed in the past, I recall walking with head down and shoulders slumped. When I feel good about how my life is going and I’ve done something I’m proud of, I can feel confidence in my walk, just by walking tall. Our body languages speaks volumes!Continue reading →
The quote above is one of my favorites. How can you deny that waking up and appreciating the life you’ve been given is a great way to start the day?
I never knew much about Marcus Aurelius, who authored this quote; I never met the guy. How could I? He was a Roman Emperor who died in year 180 AD. According to Wikipedia, he lived to the age of 58. But he packed a lot of wisdom in during those years, in the form of his writings (Meditations). He wrote them in his own personal journals, never expecting them to be published. Little did Marcus know that thousands of years later, into the 21st century, people would be reading Meditationsin book format. They would also be quoting him on websites and blogs.Continue reading →
One of my favorite episodes from the old television program Seinfeld is the one where Mr. Costanza sits in the back seat of a car yelling “Serenity Now!”Occasionally, I’ll pop over to YouTube just to watch that scene, which always makes me laugh out loud.
That would be me in my younger days, demanding peace of mind from the universe, immediately! Alas, the universe, in its infinite wisdom, ignored me. Because it knew something I didn’t, and wasn’t going to give up that secret easily.Continue reading →
You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. (Eckhart Tolle)
Andy Puddicombe is the co-founder of the site, Headspace, which describes itself as a personal trainer for your mind. The site provides guided meditation training to its subscribers. Check out the Headspace blog for articles in several categories, including mind, body, relationships and more. Continue reading →