Tracking the source of anxiety can be an incredibly frustrating process. Sometimes, those intrusive thoughts and feelings creep in even when we have nothing to worry about.[Read more…] about How Hormones May Be The Source of Your Anxiety
If there’s one thing in life that I’m really good at, it’s worrying. I’d get a gold star for it. Anxiety runs in my family and I often wonder whether it’s in my genes or whether it’s learned behaviour. Whichever way you look at it though, I spend a lot of my time fretting about things. This is one of the reasons why I’m so interested in Eastern philosophy, holistic health and personal development.[Read more…] about 5 Self-help Tips to Beat Anxiety
As we near the end of International Women’s Month, let’s take a look at one of the most common – yet oft-ignored – experiences in a mother’s life.
The first few months of motherhood and meeting your new baby is a time of joy and happiness for many (not to mention mild stress and sleep deprivation, of course). But what happens when your experience is very different from this?[Read more…] about Understanding Postpartum Depression
Studies show that practicing meditation can help enhance focus and creativity. This makes meditation perfect for writers, artists, musicians, or anyone looking to nurture their creative spirit. Here’s a meditation script to boost creativity.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: A Meditation Script to Boost Creativity
If you’d like to improve your focus and concentration, consider practicing Gassho meditation. This particular meditation technique was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of healing. Here’s how to do Gassho meditation.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: How To Do Gassho Meditation
Mindfulness meditation can seem intimidating and inaccessible. Sitting down for several minutes at a time can seem unappealing to most people, especially since it entails confronting your thoughts. But does mindfulness mean controlling your thoughts?
Contrary to popular belief, mindfulness means letting go of your thoughts and allowing your mind to simply run free. When we realize that it is the ego that traps us and that our true identity is our pure consciousness, we release ourselves from our fears, traumas, and negative thought patterns.
Here’s a little breakdown, for you to understand it better.[Read more…] about Does Mindfulness Mean Controlling Your Thoughts?