In The Missing Element: Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition, author Debra Silverman describes human nature in a compassionate and succinct way. We are all made of four basic elements – Water, Air, Earth, and Fire. When we’re in pain, it means these elements are out of balance in our lives. The key is to be able to discern your own personality and understand where you can strengthen the parts of your elemental nature that are out of balance.[Read more…] about Find a New Way to Understand Yourself Using the Four Elements
After spending several months travelling round South East Asia a few years ago, I developed a fascination with Buddhism, and this has shaped my attitude to the world and my own life.
In this guest post for the Daily Mind I’d like to share some of the things that Buddhism has taught me.
Pregnancy is a unique experience, and every pregnancy is different. Whether you’re in your first trimester or a few days before your due date, meditation can help you relax and prepare your body and mind for childbirth. Below is a meditation script for expecting mothers.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: A Meditation Script for Expecting Mothers
I normally don’t buy into the “things you should know/have by the time you’re [age]” articles. They were (are?) a trend, and I don’t believe they apply to everyone. While a sensible person would know that, it seems to me that those kinds of articles tend to put unnecessary pressure on some people.
Today, however, I am going to break that personal, unwritten rule of mine by sharing a poem (which wasn’t really intended to be one) by Pamela Redmond Satran, a New York Times bestselling author.
The past year has taken a toll on our mental health and wellness. As we juggle living and working from home, less face-time with our loved ones, and all of the other big and small changes that the pandemic has brought into our lives, it can be hard to carve out the time to focus on our mental health and wellness.[Read more…] about The Many Benefits of Smiling
Integrating loving kindness in your meditation practice helps improve emotional health, increases compassion and empathy, and heals your relationships. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a meditation that shows you how to send loving kindness to your partner.[Read more…] about Monday Meditation: Send Loving Kindness to Your Partner