There has recently been a noticeable increase in terms of research and general interest on matters regarding the interrelationship between mental health and spiritual or religious beliefs. Continue reading
1.) Exercise without music.
Exercising with headphones is supposed to keep you motivated and positive about your workout correct? While I definitely do not disagree with this, I do think that it takes away from training yourself to be more in the present moment. Nobody disagrees that being mindful and in the present moment helps release stress, reduces anxiety, and also reduces depression, however, many people still struggle to see all the little tiny ways in which we are purposefully not being mindful.
These are some simple ways to deal with anxiety, and they can be usually done or found right inside the comfort of your home. Why not give these a spin before resorting to anything like medication or even giving up? Continue reading
What do I say… how do I start this… well, life can throw you some curve balls sometimes. It’s an interesting process when you put your whole life into something, and then it’s gone. It can be anything. It can be a career, a relationship, a loved one dies, a hobby, some other life goal, and just about anything that you can put your everything into and focus on for more parts of a day than not. Something that you start to identify with. When someone asks you “Who are you?”, you’ll respond with this thing that you’ve put everything into. Then if you take this thing away from your life, from your everyday process, from basically part of your identity… it’s scary. It’s a major life change whether you know it or not. Continue reading
Guided Imagery Meditation Script
Start by taking a few deep breaths…. slowly…. and evenly…..remembering to let your belly rise as you breathe in…. and to let it fall as you breathe out
Remember to breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth…
Now return to your normal breathing, don’t try to change it, but keep breathing in and out, focusing on how your body feels at this moment. Feel the pace of your body becoming slower.
Everything is temporary. Thoughts, emotions, people, scenery. Do not become attached. Just flow with it.
Inspiration is the being “in spirit” with whichever higher power you believe in. That could be God, source, energy, yourself, nature. Anything. Inspiration only comes when you allow yourself to be in spirit. Spiritual guru and medical doctor Deepak Chopra likes to say that praying is you talking to your higher power. Continue reading
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” –Marianne Williamson
Ponder this quote for a moment. What does it mean to you? Do you have a certain response or feeling to it after reading it? Continue reading
Never even heard of a Himalayan rock salt lamp before? I know I hadn’t before a little while ago. Sounds a bit weird right? Why do I care about a Himalayan rock salt lamp and what’s this Greek Guru Guy posting about it having health benefits? Yea right it does. What a bunch of bologna. Continue reading
Many spiritual leaders of today profess how important and beneficial mindfulness meditation can be for anyone going through a difficult time in their lives. Continue reading