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.
Alexis speaks with NY Times Best-Selling Author Sonia Choquette about her treacherous journey through the Camino de Santiago and how it changed her entire life! It was Edmund Hillary who said, “It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.” For best-selling author, spiritual teacher and intuition pioneer Sonia Choquette it took climbing several mountains, […]
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.
I have had a case of the “f$&k it’s” this week. Seriously. My butt has been kicked energetically and I am feeling tired, powerless, frustrated and fearful. I want to go hide in a dark cave on a high mountain and just stay there until… Something.
Sound familiar to anyone? And I am well aware that my problems are ones of quality and privilege.
But if I feel around the celestial, shamanic realms, I can confirm fairly confidently that my experience in the past days is directly aligned with the collective consciousness as we muddle through mercury retrograde and recover from the explosive Aries eclipse (along with other fiery alignments I can’t even begin to pretend I understand).
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.
I can honestly say that I owe my current life to Dr. Emoto’s work. Early in 2008, I saw the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?” which featured his work. At the time, due to some childhood trauma, I was suffering from all sorts of root chakra issues – problems with my knees, my finances and my career – just to name a few. My biggest issue, though, was constant anxiety. I just didn’t feel calm or safe in my own body. Doing yoga would help temporarily, but then I’d go to bed and my body’s cellular memory would kick back in and I’d awake anxious again.
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.
“The bridge between the body and the mind is provided by the senses, some of which are related more closely to the body, some to the mind. Because of this overlap, the senses have the potential to help the body and mind work together naturally. First, however, we must acknowledge our senses and experience them […]
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.