8 Tips for Holiday Mindfulness
So often when planning for the holiday season we can get stressed. Whether dealing with family dynamics, planning to navigate holiday parties, or fitting in family time in busy holiday schedules. So I have put together a list of mindfulness tips to help reduce stress and bring a calming peace to your holiday season.
How to Let Go? Learning to Surrender Differently
You were born in the age of Ignorance – the more you know, the more anxious you become, the more you try, the more energy you lose. Sounds familiar? This is what most of people’s lives looks like. You believe that getting more knowledge and putting more effort is the only way to reach something in your life. But is it really true? Haven’t you ever noticed that when you give up trying so hard, things starts to flow? When you give up a desire, it finally manifests in your life? Well this is what the so-called Golden age is about.
Kirtan Kriya – The Art & Science to Heal Mind, Body & Spirit
Kirtan Kriya is given for everything from breaking negative mental patterns that hold us back from achieving our dreams to establishing emotional balance, heightening intuition & increasing radiance. It also will help to release deeply held impressions from past negative sexual encounters, cleanses the aura, arc line & psyche. It reestablishes your aura as your own, gifting you with clarity, joy & vibrance. In fact, this meditation is considered the highest meditation for a woman in the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and was one of the first meditations that Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga taught.
BodyMind Performance Webinar with Jeff Agostinelli on Easing Into Change With Grace
You CAN experience change with grace, ease and success! Creating change in any area of your life can often seem like a daunting task. With all the different approaches, techniques, and modalities, how do you know what's right for you. Jeff Agostinelli is a life strategist with 10 plus years experience working with people to help them take control of their life, business, and health.
The One Spirit of Brexit
How can we best stay positive and hopeful during the next 2 years (and perhaps longer) during the Brexit process? How can we all, each and every one of us, play our part in smoothing the process and bringing about the best result for everyone: Brits and fellow Europeans alike?
Because isn’t that part of the reason the vote for Brexit went the way it did: that so many individuals felt excluded from the EU and related political and bureaucratic decisions and benefits? If we want a better, stronger Britain as a result, such factors have to be taken into account!
The 10 Things That Each Made Me 10% Happier
It seems like everywhere we look someone is telling us how to be happier. Commercials telling us what we need to buy to be happier. Store windows showing us the look of happier. Memberships to buy happiness long term. So how does this manifest? Being told over and over what we need to be happy, ultimately makes us question what we already have. It’s like that dangling carrot we can never quite reach. So how do we actually be happier?
4 Simple Steps To Creating Sacred Space: Say “Ahhhhhhh”
Picture your absolute favourite place. Use all of you senses, yes, your sixth one too! Why is it your favourite place? What does it smell like, look like, feel like, sound like. Are there tastes? What is the energy like? Sit with this in your mind’s eye for a few minutes.
Every Day Is A Holy-Day
You don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate the true spirit of Christmas. “Peace on Earth, goodwill to all men” is an intent understandable to and appreciated by men and women of pretty much any religion or no religion. So as we attempt to bring peace, health and inner harmony into our personal lives, how can we tap into this true spirit of love and shared humanity?
How to Set Boundaries That Are True to Your Values
There will always be people around you that act in a way that is inconsistent with your values. It may be that they say something, do something around you. It could be they do something directly towards you; this is where things can get really challenging. It’s good to have a plan so that you can minimize the impact of the power you give this. It will help with your personal wellness and ability to maintain your peace.
Reiki in the Workplace
Beyond Thought Today is about bringing together the conventional and spiritual worlds. Here's a great example: At the time I took my Second Degree Reiki, 20 years ago, I was working in the electronics industry, on the quality and reliability of the very latest silicon chips . . . such as were used in the first digital telephone exchange (remember BT’s Buzby?). A world away, you might think, from Reiki.
A Cultural Chasm?
As the US faces the uncertain reality of its election result and Britain pursues Brexit, whatever that means in practice, so our nations may seem divided. Both campaigns were bitter and divisive. Although, on both sides of the pond, the winners have called for unity, healing and working together, within the hearts and minds of many Brits and Americans, this intent doesn’t seem realistic.
Crossing the Cultural Chasm
In a number of different scenarios, the idea of a gulf or chasm between two different ways of thinking is very much in evidence. In the West, for example, the Arts/Science divide is often considered insurmountable. But the list of chasms is a long one: young/old, rural/city, and religious beliefs for example. Or even the timeless man/women. Few would deny some fairly fundamental differences in how these respective pairings of mind-sets operate!
The Power of Gratitude
When I was first introduced to the HeartMath system I didn’t really “get” it. There was a lot of talk about brain waves, energy fields and ECGs. I had a hard time trying to wrap my head around how this was going to simplify my life. My mentor at the time suggested that I just give it a try. I did…And I was pretty much blown away. He used a biofeedback mechanism to identify when my was “coherent” and guided me through a very brief gratitude exercise.
For or Against?
In the personal development arena, victim thinking is a major issue. So many of us can’t help feeling that the whole world is against is. And, of course, if that’s what’s in our heads so the universal law of attraction applies, and we bring that very situation to us. All classic justifications for positive thinking. But is it as simple as that? Can we just switch our thoughts to more constructive ones?
We’ve All Got a Heart!
What a lovely, and moving, opening ceremony to the Rio Paralympics. Such a powerful message: we’ve all got a heart. Whatever our ability . . . or disability, wherever in the world we come from, we all have a heart. OK, for a few lucky transplant patients, it might have started out as somebody else’s but we, every single one of us, have a heart.
Create a Vision for Your Dream Life
Dreams do come true. However, if your self-image is tarnished, your expectations of participating in all the great things that life has to offer are likely suffering as well. Perhaps, low self-esteem’s greatest cost is the resulting resignation it fosters. We die inside a little more each day. Before we realize what is happening, we have sold out our dreams for being all we can be, having those things we deserve and living a life fueled by our passions.
Championing Your Children to Develop High Self-Esteem
Studies show that high self-esteem is the #1 ingredient essential for developing happiness, fulfillment, rich relationships, and overall success in life. In the life of every child, usually sometime between birth and age 6, something happens to have the child doubt him or herself. Someone says or does something that has the child believe that he or she is flawed, unlovable, not worthy, imperfect.
10 Easy Ways to Build Self Esteem in Children
Parents can do much to insure that children grow up with the high self esteem that will support their happiness, relationships, fulfillment, and success. Here are 10 specific ways to support their self-esteem development.
Pick Up And Run With . . .
Over the last few months I've been getting a bit frustrated. I've had the opportunity to start or get involved in various interesting projects but, before long, quite a few of them have stalled. Maybe they'll pick up again, or maybe they'll not.
We’ve done it! Team GB have won more medals in Rio than we did in the 2012 London Olympics . . . and we’re up with China at the top of the medals table. How can a tiny country with a population of around only 65 Million do so well on the world stage? Four years ago we could put it down to ‘home advantage’, but not this time. What is it in our make-up and how we work that has enabled such remarkable achievements?