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
Around the year 700 B.C. the following Hindu Creation tale or myth appeared in the pages of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad:
In the beginning there was only the Self.
He reflected, and saw that there was nothing but Himself, whereupon he exclaimed:
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.
Don’t let fears rule your decisions and life. I like to think about the word fear as an acronym that stands for, false evidence appearing real. Continue reading
1.) Put your damn phone away!
Use this as a tool to be more mindful in your everyday tasks. For example, when you go to the bathroom, don’t take your phone with please! In today’s tech savvy world where everything is mobile and online, many people feel like they have to be connected every second of every day. We always have our phones out checking or doing something and we forget to pay attention to what we are doing in the moment. Continue reading