I was watching Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith last night and was amazed at the depth of wisdom and good advice that comes out of some of those characters. Yoda is like an old Buddhist master, Obi-Wan Kenobi is like an experience Samurai warrior and so on. There is also a lot of political pundit banter that goes on between the Council and the Dark Side. Inspired by this re-run I went through some of the old movies and found some of the best quotes and lessons that can teach us a thing or two about life and politics.[Read more…] about 7 Things Star Wars Can Teach You About Life and Politics
Throughout history, countless female artists and writers have blazed their own trail and impacted our society for the better with their artistic contributions. With Mother’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate the legacies of female creatives.[Read more…] about Life Lessons From Famous Mothers in Art History
Here we are in this global pandemic, restricted in so many ways – from our work, travel, socializing, exercise and even in the ability to do our daily errands. It is no wonder that so many of us are stressed, felling isolated, with mental and emotional well-being at an all-time low.
We are all hoping that everything will “go back to normal”, while at the same time watching figures of infections increasing to depressing levels. The vaccine is here, but it is not available to everyone. So what is there to do in the meantime? How can we heal ourselves with so much disharmony everywhere?[Read more…] about Healing Ourselves with Nature
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