I’ve written several times on the Daily Mind about how I find it a constant challenge to maintain a positive outlook and keep negativity at bay. There are several tools I use in my daily quest to remain upbeat, and one of my favourites is visualization. Over the years I’ve learnt that visualization can be a powerful weapon in keeping stress and depression in check whilst training your mind to become more focused on the positive aspects of life. In this blog post, I’m going to share some of my favourite visualization exercises for aiding relaxation, beating anxiety and boosting self-confidence.[Read more…] about The Power of Visualization
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
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.