The only failure is not to try.
How often do you say to yourself that you are “too old to do something”, or “too young to do something”? Or perhaps “too left-brained to be creative” or too _________ fill in the blank.
I hear comments like these from clients and friends (and sometimes I catch a similar thought too). Our minds are brilliant when it comes to justifying why we cannot do something! (more…)
How is your sleep these days?
We face an enormous influx of information, though we think it’s normal because we are so used to it. Daily emails, new procedures at work, books on self-help, parenting …or life in distant galaxies, and not to forget our exposure to often frightening news! We have hundreds of thoughts floating in our mind at any given time without even realizing it. (more…)
You likely heard about the importance of a non-judgmental attitude.
If you have ever been exposed to any new age or spiritual talk, you likely heard that judging is simply not okay.
Have you ever been confused about this whole non-judgment thing?
Have you ever had a moment when you judged something or someone and then quickly realized, oops, I did it again? To be perfectly honest, this issue confused me a lot in the past, and it confuses many clients I work with. (more…)
Imagine that the infinite spaciousness of the universe invited the air, water, fire and earth for a dance.
The gases spread through the space and sang, the earth gently swayed with grace offering a steady rhythm. Drops of water twirled in the most magical patterns, and the fire created the most spectacular fireworks and the drumbeat. And the space watched them all with peace.
When was the last time you felt anger or frustration?
Have you noticed how powerful your emotions are? Can you recall a time in your life when you were very worried about the success of your project, or feared that someone you care about will leave? Do you have any experience in going to work only to put a mask on yourself to cover up the heart-ache from feeling unappreciated by someone in your life? And someone may have asked you, “how are you doing?” and you replied, ”great!” only to feel like you are carrying a rock inside your belly or chest.
Addictions, imbalances, and constant distractions are a norm today.
Whether it be our impulse to numb ourselves with food, alcohol, shopping, excessive work, spending hours on Facebook, or blocking the world out through sleeping, we humans will find coping mechanisms.
Consider for a moment what the natural world around you is made of.
Imagine or look at the sun, the sky, trees, a brook, or a rock. See them or hear them as vividly as you can.
The Earth, the Sun, and little bit of cosmic dust created a beautiful offspring we call life. And through millions of years of evolution, we humans have emerged from our natural environment. It would make all the sense in the world to me, that our physical existence would in some form represent what we are part of; the nature around us.
One of the greatest breakthroughs in modern science is neuroplasticity – our brain’s ability to change its structure and function in response to an external or internal stimulus.
Neuroplasticity revolutionized the concept of healing, aging, and well-being in general.
This brings me to a fundamental question. What is the human brain? Is it merely the physical structure located inside our cranium? Or is it perhaps much more than that?
The word wholeness has preoccupied my mind for a while.
It seems fairly simple when it refers to something like a fruit. But what does wholeness mean when it is directed to our life and ourselves?
Can we shed anxiety, stress, endless thinking, worrying, and physical tension in our body when we set out to achieve wholeness in our life? Can we become healthier, more confident in our skin, and perhaps even more successful? These were the questions that I wanted to answer.
Did you know that walking can significantly change your brain?
In Dr. Norman Doidge’s book The Brain That Changes Itself he says:
“The brain is a far more open system than we ever imagined, and nature has gone very far to help us perceive and take in the world around us. It has given us a brain that survives in a changing world by changing itself.”