Cassandra Sturdy is a Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. She is an author and transformational coach who creates books, courses and tools that help people to spiritually awaken and transform their lives, so they can transform the world. She believes this process should be fun, practical and easy to understand. If she wasn’t doing all this, she’d be exploring new planets.
Cassandra has a degree in journalism and a background in mainstream media. She is qualified in a number of spiritual and transformational modalities, including: Master Practitioner of NLP, Results Acceleration Master Coach, NLP Trainer, First Degree Priestess, Core Shamanism, Reiki and Hypnosis.
Cassandra loves great stories with transformational themes and she has studied story design and development with both Pixar and Robert McKee.
She lives in Perth, Australia, with her cat, Monkey. Monkey is really the brains behind Cassandra’s work, but don’t tell anyone.
You can get a free copy of Cassandra's debut spiritual fantasy novel, The Twelve Attunements, from her website (below).
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There are few things that most of us in this world seek and value more than health and happiness. In an attempt to attain health, we go through diet after diet, workout routine after workout routine trying to figure out what works best for us -and in many cases will keep us interested long enough to attain results. To find happiness we look externally for things such as a great job, the perfect relationship or an active social life to create the exact balance that best works for us in feeling good consistently. Rather than perpetually trying, why not learn by example? Even though we are all unique and no set thing works for all of us, here are 6 common things that healthy and happy people do every day.
Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. How can we slow down time? Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock. Furthermore, some believe that as we grow up, we have fewer emotional and arousing experiences – the first kiss, the first trip away from home, the first heartbreak. Such experiences are easier to remember and lead to higher time estimations.
Love is everything, and yet it can be so very easy to lose sight of its importance as we get bogged down with the stressors of daily life. We live in a world seemingly filled with fear, war, politics, and corruption. In these difficult times of conflict and uncertainty, how do we open our hearts and let more love into our lives? Here are my reflections as a psychologist and human being lovingly sharing this journey with you.
Unhappiness comes in many shades of grey. Sometimes people just lack joy. Is their emotional darkness their own choice? Or, are life circumstances beyond their control? While depression, and other psychological diseases, are certainly a clinical illness and should not be minimized, there are also factors that contribute to feeling down that you can influence. Here are 50 reasons you may be unhappy, and suggestions on how to open the mental blinds to let the sunshine back in.
The subconscious mind works very much like a computer. It has programs that take raw data (life) and turn it into something you can understand (perception). Sometimes the programs conflict with each other and create glitches. These glitches waste time and energy, which prevents you from achieving your wildest dreams. Here are 15 common subconscious glitches that people today have and how to upgrade them.
You can only effect change if you can wake up the sleeping people, and in order for them to hear you, you must have compassion for how they got where they are. Think of all the truly effective change agents. They didn’t come out with hate, guns blaring and voices screaming. They came out with love and spoke to the hearts of those who knew there was another way.
Death is an immensely challenging and often confusing part of being alive. It can broadside us, claiming dear friends and loved ones seemingly before their time. Truthfully, there is no right way to handle death, as the loss of someone you care about can be one of the most emotionally charged experiences we ever have, comparable to that of only one other occasion, the birth of a child. Here’s 10 Healthy Ways to Accept the Death of a Loved One.
I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Here are 12 weekend habits of highly successful people.
Russell Brand talks to Daniel Pinchbeck about the current state of our world, where we’re heading and what we can all do to take responsibility to change course.
Have you ever wondered if there is such a thing as true love, like in the good old movies of Casablanca or The Notebook? Maybe you’ve found your true love. Or perhaps you’re still searching.
Ayahuasca is an Amazonian plant mixture capable of inducing altered states of consciousness. Ayahuasca is used primarily as a medicine and as a shamanic means of communication, typically in a ceremonial session under the guidance of an experienced drinker.
A spiritual awakening and the discovery of Soul Ages comes through your intuition. It doesn’t begin as a logical conclusion to confirm that you’re an Old Soul, but rather, you intuitively feel a friction between your age and the way you perceive the world, and one day you come across a term that reasonably explains that feeling. Our Intuition is the bridge to our higher potential, our higher selves, but nobody taught us how to listen to it. Although we can identify it as a “gut feeling”, “sixth sense” or “instinct”, many of us haven’t learnt how to trust it or how to use it.
For over two years I spent one out of every four weeks in silence. At the time I was living at a Zen Monastery and every month we would have a week-long silent retreat. During this retreat we sat meditation in silence, ate in silence, worked in silence, and only communicated through hand gestures and written notes. At first living like this was hard, but over time I learned to grow to appreciate silence. By the time I left I learned that silence was my friend and teacher. What did silence teach me?
Aura’s can also be seen! With just a little bit of practice, and a relatively simple trick, you can observe the Aura’s around your body and the bodies of others, and begin to shift your understanding of how emotions, energy, and the energetic fields work.